Archive for the ‘Alumni’ Category

The legacy of Ken de Joodt

Trinity College Rugby skipper of both 1957 and 1958, Rugby Lionsman Kandy, Up Country, Low Country Havies, Uva and All Ceylon rugby player Ken de Joodt is no more. He was 76 years at the time of his death. Ken will also be fondly remembered for being the sixth consecutive Trinity rugby skipper to win the blue riband of schools rugby – the much coveted Bradby Shield in 1957, the  [ Read More ]

David Shillingford Paynter, son of missionary parents, was born in Almora, U.P., North of India, on 5th March 1900. His father was English and “Country” and his mother Sinhalese, of a Southern Sri Lankan family. He was educated at Breeks memorial school, a school for the children of missionaries, in South India, Ooty and at Trinity College, Kandy, Sri Lanka. (David and big brother Arnold) Arnold very studious and a  [ Read More ]

When the same team wins a prestigious shield four years in a row, one simply cannot just attribute it to luck or any other superstitious factor. The consecutive wins prove determination, focus and drive from the team, officials and the coach. Suffice it to say, all of these factors have to be in sync in order to reach the ultimate goal. In this high octane game, one man stands out  [ Read More ]

Trinity – Invincible

It is the traditional Bradby dinner at the school main hall. The clock stares 8.30pm.The Royal 1st XV captain Shehan Pathirana is delivering his address. Trinity has lost the 1st leg 25 to 33 few hours earlier at Bogambara. The chaps from Colombo are on cloud nine. They’ve beaten Trinity yet again for the sixth time in a row. Nothing can shake their confidence that they would retain the Bradby Shield for the 3rd consecutive year.

Night of the Lions 2013

Accolades for 16 Old Trinitians for outstanding academic and professional brilliance Trinity College, Kandy, awarded its Prizes to 16 distinguished old boys for outstanding academic and professional brilliance in their respective disciplines at the sixth edition of the “Night of the Lions” held at the College Hall on the night of Saturday November 23rd, 2013. Among the winners of the coveted Prizes were four Professors, four Doctors, a Major General,  [ Read More ]

The Trinity College Scout Group will be celebrating its centenary in the year 2014. To celebrate this momentous milestone of serving the community the Scouts will organize a series of events leading to the ceremony in 2014. As a prelude of these events and to take the message around island, the scouts have planned a Bicycle tour around the island along the costal belt, titled “Around Sri Lanka in 12  [ Read More ]

In the scintillating spirit of Sri Lanka’s exciting ‘glamour game’ Rugby, this particular encounter of Trinity and Royal, will as always, see Rugby reach it’s peak, this time up in the hills of Pallekelle! The splendid scenic Trinity College Rugby Stadium grounds will be flagged and beautifully decorated, to also provide a ‘carnival’ atmosphere on this occasion, on Saturday, 1st June 2013 at 4.30 p.m. Keeping to the Trinity Tradition,  [ Read More ]

Hoop for Hope – For a greater Cause

When we love, we always strive to become better than who we are. When we strive to become better than who we are, everything around us becomes better too. Hope is what makes us anticipate tomorrow, a better prospect and a brighter future. Reader, this is an account of persistence, love and most importantly of hope. The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful,  [ Read More ]

They Chose The Road Less Travelled By.

The final years of the 20th century, the world was immensely excited about the new millennium. Two young gentlemen spending the most memorable time of their school lives in the place where river, lake and mountain meet were listening to another monotonous lesson of chemistry. Were they actually listening or pretending was a suspicion to Mr. Pathiraja; one of the popular masters of Trinity College at the time. He wanted  [ Read More ]

The Chapel is perhaps the most poignantly sublime symbol of Trinity for most Trinitians across the ages, irrespective of their faith. Though distanced by the years and geography, our memories often rest among those pillars, under the cooling shade of bare clay tiles with a view of Hantana nestled among the treetops. Even the quiet breeze rings with voices of friends and teachers of a time now bygone… Yet the  [ Read More ]

 
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