History of the Trinity College Crest

The Legacy of the Lion, the Three Crowns, the Cross, and the Shield The Lion – hovering atop the Shield, the Three Crowns, and the Cross. Roaring Red, Glorious Gold and Brilliant Blue – etched throughout in colorful fashion. The Scholastic Scroll – bearing a scroll of wisdom. The great Abraham Lincoln once said “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it. The tree is the real  [ 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 ]

Hilary B. Abeyratne: ‘No patient of English’

PERSONALITY: Given the Kandyan upbringing of H.B. Abeyratne (HB), any outsider to Trinity College Kandy (TCK) circles may have the inclination to surmise that his initials stand for Heen (or Herath) Banda. It is not to be, for he was born to the well-known, affluent and anglicized Colombo parents Dr. & Mrs. L.O. Abeyratne and hence named Hilary Bertrand. After a distinguished school career at TCK, where he won the  [ Read More ]

‘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 ]

“Don’t worry sir, I will fight till I die.” There is a saying that in life we are just actors running around according to the script called destiny in which those things we do while we were young are just the way of saying “hey world! Look out I am going to turn you upside down”. Despite all this who would have thought a young boy running around his home  [ Read More ]

 
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