Archive for July, 2011

‘My Days at Trinity’ by Quentin Israel

An escapade in Barney’s hearse – Episode 4 Barney Raymond and Rodney Jonklaas were both unique. Eccentric personalities, they endeared themselves to all who had the good fortune to know them. They were very senior to me but their exploits, while in college and later on in life, were legendary. While at school, Rodney showed tremendous business acumen and entrepreneurship by selling to Miss Wells, who was in charge of  [ Read More ]

Trinity trounce Thurstan

Trinity College put up a solid effort to trounce Thurstan College by 41 points to 3 in a schools rugby tournament fixture at Pallekele. The winners led 24 points to nothing at the breather. Lions accumulated their points off three goals, four tries while the Thurstanites could not muster anything beyond a solitary drop goal. Lions scored off their full back Dinuk Nayakaratne, winger C. Ratwatte, flanker K. Yatwara, centre  [ Read More ]

At “the best school of all”

A few years ago, School was more than a memory to me. I was there, savoring the last few days of my school life. Memories of fourteen years flooded my mind, as I held back the tears from my eyes. I could not afford to say good-bye to the place that had made me what I am, as the rhythm of my heart echoed “We will honor yet the school  [ Read More ]

Fraser Plan

TRINITY is a school that carries a rich history of 139 Years. It’s a wealth drawn from the inspiring vision of the founding fathers in the Church Missionary Society (CMS); implemented over decades by a succession of broad minded and inspiring Principals; and the total commitment of Staff –both Academic, Administrative and Minor staff, many of whom gave more than their best, if not their lives, to the cause of  [ Read More ]

Will history repeat itself with grisly accuracy when prop forward Murad Ramzeen’s Trinitians lock horns with No 8 Shehan Pathirana’s yet unconquered Royalists at the Royal Sports complex tomorrow will be the question on the lips of many a rugby connoisseur and historian albeit Royal being favourites to win the game and the Shield with an already eight point lead in the bag a fortnight ago at Bogambara. This writer’s  [ Read More ]

Full audio and video recordings of the 2011 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture delivered by Kumar Sangakkara on 4th July 2011 at Lord’s. “Play the game hard and fair, and be a voice with which Sri Lanka can speak proudly to the world. My loyalty will be to the ordinary Sri Lankan fan, the 20 million hearts beating collectively as one to our island rhythm filled with an undying  [ Read More ]

Yes, once again, Kumar Sangakkara is back here on the pages of the Trinity College Worldwide Website. Although this piece of news is quite “Off Season”, it is nonetheless inspiring. During the last moments of the Cricket World Cup Finals, the BBC captured-this shot of the Sri Lankan Captain about which they said the following : Just seconds after India won the world cup final, Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara  [ Read More ]

Lionel Gamini Dissanayake  was born in Kandy as the eldest son of a family of seven children to Andrew Dissanayake who served as a MP and a deputy minister in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party government of S.W.R.D Bandaranaike. His mother,Welegedara Samaratunga Kumarihamy of Kotmale. Born and bred in Kotmale, his basic values were cultivated in this rural milieu social surrounding and environment. The wealthy Dissanayake family resided in both Kandy as well as Nuwara Eliya. Gamini  [ Read More ]

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