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SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS  

  Senior Deputy Principal Mr.G.D.S. Keerthisena
  Deputy Principal - Tamil Section Mr. M. Kanapathipillai
  Deputy Principal- Primary School

Mrs.C.L.Attygalle

  Deputy Principal - Upper Middle School Mr. L.L.B Tennakoon
  Deputy Principal- Middle School Mrs. J. Sumedha Jayaweera
  Assistant Principal - Finance Mr. B.P.R Perera
  Assistant Principal - Academic Affairs

Mr. Y.M. Jayasooriya

  Assistant Principal - Teacher in charge of Prefects Mr. S. Ileperuma
  Senior Games Master

Mr.Sudath Liyanagunawardena

Mr. M.T.A. Rauf

  Hostel Warden

Mr. K.M. Aruna De Silva

  Registar Ms.Indrani Dissanayaka Hamangoda

Senior Deputy Principal                  
Mr.G.D.S. Keerthisena  
         

After completing primary education at Kotahena Central College, Mr. Keerthisena entered Thurstan College for his Secondary Education. There he excelled in the Academic field and entered the Colombo University for his B.Sc. Degree and later obtained the post graduate diploma in education. He served as a Demonstrator of Chemistry at the university itself.
He started his career as a Science graduate teacher in 1983 at the Nuwaraeliya Poramadulla Central College. Mr. Keerthisena served in many school in the Island and successfully entered the Sri Lanka Educational administrative service in 1999.
Mr. Keerthisena joined Royal College in 1995 and served as a Chemistry teacher until the year 1999. He then was appointed as the Senior Deputy Principal of Isipathana College. He was reassigned to Royal College and is currently serving as the Senior Deputy Principal.

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Deputy Principal - Tamil Section                  
Mr. M. Kanapathipillai

Mr. Marimuttu Kanapathipillai was born on the 19th of April 1953, in the Island of Delft. He had his education at Subramaniyam Vidyalaya, Ramanathapuram West G.T.M.S and Delft M.V. From there he was selected to the University of Colombo.
In 1980 he obtained an Honours Degree in Economics and in 1984 he obtained his first appointment at Royal College. Since then he has functioned the various posts in this College.
In 1990 he completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Course at the University of Colombo, and on 01.06.1991 he was selected by an exam as a Grade 1 Principal.
In 1992 he participated in the Secondary Educators programme held in Tokyo in Japan.
In 1998 he passed the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Management Exam held by the N.I.E. In 2003 he succeeded in the Master of Arts (Political Science) Exam held by the University of Peradeniya.
In 2007 he joined the Sri Lanka Educational administration Services (SLEAS)
With all these educational and professional qualification he was appointed in 1987 as the master in charge of the Tamil Dramatic Society. In 1990 he was appointed as the Assistant Sectional Head of the Tamil Section and in 1992 as the Sectional Head of the Tamil Section. In 1998he was appointed as the Co-coordinator of all Tamil Medium Clubs and Societies and in 2004 as the Deputy Principal. He is also a member of the School Development Society. He is a visiting Lecturer at N.I.E Management section at Meepe.

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Deputy Principal- Lower School                  
Mrs. C.L.Attygalle  
  

Mrs.Attygalle has many educational accolades such among which she has an M.A. in Lingustics in the English Language.She recieved her basic education in the United States of America where she was awarded the honour of being the 'Valedictorian' for her accedemic excellence.Armed with these, Mrs.Attygalle has been a key moving force in creating and increasing the English proficiency levels among the many students ranging from grade one to grade thirteen.Mrs.Attygalle is the teacher in Charge of the Debater's Council,i earn and Drama Society, all of which boasts of a high degree of success,consistency and innovation.
It must be said that as the Deputy Principal of the Primary, Mrs. Attygalle has rendered an immense service in upgrading the all round standerds of the students ranging from the ages of six to eleven.From reading camps, concerts,musical bands to full length musical productions and project based learning programs are just a glimpse of things to come.       
Mrs. Attygalle was an elected member to the executive committee of the Sri Lanka English Language Teachers Association(SLELTA) until 2004 when she relinquished her post n favour of immersing herself in more of the teaching aspect as well the operations of her duties at Royal College.Mrs. Attygalle has been instrumental in raising the standerds of teachers,nation wide. Partcularly by carring out training sessions and workshops in the specifics of the English Language and Litratere in places like Monaragale and Badulla.
Conducting and presenting innovative ideas and projects to international forums, is nothing new to Mrs.Attygalle, as she demonstrated at the recently held conference on English in the Multilingual Envirment which took place on the 8th, 9th, and 19th of October 2004, which was attended by the numerous Educational diginitaries in the region.

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Deputy Principal
(Upper Middle School)
Mr.L.L.B Tennakoon   

Mr. L.L.B. Tennakoon joined the staff of Royal College in 2005 as the Deputy Principal of Upper Middle School. He was appointed as a Grade 11 officer of the Sri Lanka Principals Service in 1989 and was promoted to Grade 1 of the SLPS in 1994. He was born on 26 July 1951. He entered the Mahragama specialized Teacher Training College in 1974 and followed a special course in teaching Mathematics in 1974/75.
 His first appointment as a teacher was on the 3 January 1972. He had been teaching at N/ Karagahaulpotha M.V, B/Tissapura M.V,B/Attampitiya M.V, B/Junior Secondary School, B/ Bandarawela Central College. He worked as instructor for Mathematics at the Regional Teacher Training Centre, Badulla from 1985-1988.He had been teaching at C/Thurstan College for a period of 18 years as a teacher, Sectional Head and the Deputy Principal. He worked as a teacher of Mathematics in the Republic of Seychelles for 5 years.

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Deputy Principal - Middle School                
Mrs. Jayaweerage Sumedha Jayaweera      
           

BSc., Med. – University of Colombo
Post Graduate Diploma in Education (merit)
Diploma in Science (merit)
Diploma in Advanced English for Administrative and Academic purposes (merit) (Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service)
TKT (Teacher Knowledge Test) Cambridge University Silver Medalist
Umpire (Sri Lanka Netball Federation)

Ms. Sumedha Jayaweera the deputy principal of the Middle School has 18 years of experience. She joined the staff of Royal College on 29.10.2009. She worked as the deputy principal at D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 7 before she joined the administrative staff of Royal College. Ms. Sumedha Jayaweera was educated at Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo 5. She has been as a provincial teacher trainer (for English Medium teachers) since 2004. She was trained as a teacher trainer at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand and RECSM at Penang, Malaysia. She has been working as a resource person at The British Council – Colombo since 2004. She is also a member of the Assessment panel of International School Award, conducted by the British Council, United Kingdom. She worked as a partnership coordinator at the Global School Partnership Programme which was conducted by the British Council.

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Assistant Principal - Academic Affairs       
Mr. Yapa Mudiyanselage Jayasuriya  

       
Mr. Yapa Mudiyanselage Jayasuriya is the Assistant Principal in charge of the Academic Affairs form grade 6 to grade 13 and the teacher in charge of Buddhist Brotherhood Society.
Having completed his tertiary education at the University of Colombo as a Bachelor of Science, he started teaching career in 1972 and after serving 15 years he joined the staff of Royal College in 1987 as a physics teacher. Later he obtained the Post Graduate Diploma and proving his academic excellence Mr. Jayasuriya was awarded with the M. Ed from the University of Colombo.
By making use of his expertise he has rendered much service for knowledge improvement of students and teachers in many ways. Since 1996 Mr. Jayasuriya has been working as a resource person for the National Institute of Education in preparing the Teachers’ Guide, upgrading the syllabus of physics, setting the teaching learning sources of physics in Sinhala medium, being a member in the panel of setting the model A/L physics paper and organizing many programmes to make physics learning easy for the students of rural areas.
As an author of many science books Mr. Jayasuriya has made an effort to evoke the interest of students to learn physics. Mr. Jayasuriya as the President of the Young Inventors Association had the opportunity to present new inventors to the nation. As an appreciation for his immense service he was credited with the C.W.W. Kannangara merit award in 2004. In 2007 Mr. Jayasuriya participated in the Island wide E-Learning Programme which was carried out by the Ministry of Education.

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Assistant Principal - Teacher in charge of Prefects     
Mr.S.Illeperuma
  

Mr. S.Illeperuma residing at 91/4 4th lane, Pannipitiya was born on 6th December 1952. He is an old boy of Mahinda College, Galle. He entered the University of Peradeniya and obtained his Bsc in 1975 in Physics, Chemistry and Pure mathematics. He had obtained professional qualifications in a Diploma in Education in 1994 and Master of Education in 1999 from the University of Colombo.
His first appointment as a teacher was on the 16th May 1975.He had been teaching at Vijayaba M.V,Hungama for 3 years, Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda for 4 years, ,Mahanama College, Colombo 3 for 12 years. He had been a teacher in The Republic of Nigeria for 5 years
He was appointed to Royal College on 07.10.1999 and at present he is a SLTS 1 teacher. Mr.S.Illeperuma functions as Master in Charge of Prefects. He is mainly responsible for training prefects. He is untiring in his effort to ensure that the prefects turn out to be truly responsible individuals with strong leadership qualities.

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Senior Games Master     
Mr.M.T.A. Rauf    

Mr. M.T.A.Rauf had his primary education at G/Revatha M.V, Balapitiya and having passed the Grade 5 scholarship examination and then he attended G/Karandeniya Central College, one of the pioneer central colleges in the country. For his higher studies he attended Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda. In 1973, he was chosen to serve as an assistant teacher of Science and Mathematics in the Galle district. He is a BSc Honours Graduate from the University of Colombo offering Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

He was appointed as a graduate teacher in Advanced Level Mathematics in the Western province. From 1983 to 1986 he served as a Research Assistant in Mathematics at the Evaluation, Guidance and Research unit of the Ministry of Education. He read for Post Graduate Diploma in Education at the National Institute of Education in 1990 and Post Graduate Diploma in Educational and Psychological Assessment in Education from the University of Colombo in 1991.
                 
He joined D.S.Senanayake College in 1987.Having appointed as Prefect of Games in 1991; he continued to serve till 2001.He was the pioneer Master in charge of Squash and Philately to D.S.S.C. From 1993 to 2001 he was the MIC for 1stXI Cricket in addition to the duties of POG. While serving at D.S.S.C. he joined the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association and held several posts namely Executive Committee member, Tournament committee member and Tournament Secretary (1995-1996); He held the post of Treasurer from 1997 to 2001 till he left Sri Lanka for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

At Sri Lankan International school in Riyadh. He was the M.I.C. of Prefects, M.I.C. of Discipline and the Prefect of Games. After a brief stinct he returned to the island to join Royal College as an Advanced Level Mathematics teacher in English medium.

While serving at the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association he toured to Hong Kong as the Manager of the Sri Lanka- under 17 cricket team and as the Schools Representative for the tours of under 17 Asia Cup in Pakistan in 2000 and the tour of Malaysia for the Under 19 Tri Nation tournament in 2007. He was the Liaison Officer for Pakistan and Bangladesh teams ranging from Under 19 Tours ,”A” Tours and National Teams. Finally He was elected as the General Secretary of SLSCA in the years of 2005and 2006.
He represented the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association for the Under 19 Youth World Cup 2010 in Christ church, New Zealand. He was appointed as a Senior Games Master of Royal College in 2005.

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Senior Games Master     
Mr.Sudath Liyanagunawardena  

Mr.Sudath Liyanagunawardena was the first Royalist to achieve this position. Having joined the Royal Primary in 1973 as a student he had an illustrious career at College up to the Advanced level which he completed successfully.After leaving school he joined the College of Education and completed his Diploma in teaching Mathematics.

Subsequently he served as a teacher in remote areas until he joined his alma mater in 1994.Throught his career he has proved himself keen and dynamic through his involvement in a wide spectrum of co-curricular and extra curricular activities.

As a teacher of Royal , he was responsible for the performance of the cricket under 15, the 2nd XI and 1st XI teams. He was the Senior Master in charge of Hockey , the Aqua Science Society, Social Services League and the Asst.Master in charge of the Sinhala Drama Society.
                 
He has composed many songs for various occasions of the school and they have been very popular among all.He has made his mark as a very reliable student counselor who worked with a deep sense of responsibility thus amply justifying the confidence reposed in him.He has been serving in several committees within the school and outside making a significant contribution to bring credit to the school .
In appreciation of his significant contribution in all these areas and considering his wide experience in the field of sports and societies he was appointed as a Senior Games Master in 2005 and has been working in that capacity up to date.

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Hostel Warden  
Mr. K.M. Aruna De Silva

The present Hostel Warden of Royal College Mr. K.M. Aruna De Silva is an experienced English teacher who started his teaching carrier 27 years ago after working in the private sector. Since then he has gathered a wide range of experience from a very remote isolated school to the prestigious Royal College.
He is an old boy of Dickwella Central College which has produced note worthy citizens for the nation. Whilst schooling, his interests were singing, acting and participating in Extra-curricular activities. Furthermore he was an outstanding cadet in school too.
He was introduced to Royal College by one of its past veteran teachers Mr. W.A. Wickramasena who composed the Sinhala College Anthem. He joined College on the 22 of May 2001 as an English teacher in the Advance level classes. He was the Master in-charge of the Buddhist Brotherhood and the Assistant Master in-charge of Rowing. He is one of the founders of the fund raising Mega show which he named as SAGA.
Apart from the duties of the Warden, he is also the Master in Charge for Chess, English Drama Society and the waste management programme initiated by the Edex Think Green. Furthermore he is the coordinator of the Global School partnership programme, Chinese language teaching programme and the Chairman of the Environmental Committee of the School Development Society.
He is the 1st warden selected after an interview in the history of the Royal College Hostel. His wife Mrs. K.M.S.A. Chithrani serves as the Matron. Since he became the warden on the 6th of January 2005, he has done a massive development in the hostel; paving and planting trees in the senior hostel garden, tiling the kitchen and the dining hall, laying new drainage lines, starting a well maintained medical centre, starting  new common room with Indoor games facilities, developing Infrastructure, upgrading the standard of Food, providing Hostellers the opportunity to work with foreigners etc. His target is to make the Royal College Hostel a more pleasant place for its inmates who are away from their Homes.

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Registrar Royal College  
Ms.Indrani Dissanayaka Hamangoda  
 

     

Ms.Indrani Dissanayaka Hamangoda joined the Royal College staff in 1997 and counts 24 years of teaching service. Presently serving as the Registrar of Royal College,she received her basic education at Holy Family Convent,and Maliyadeva Balika Vidyalaya in Kurunegala.She holds a B.A.(Geography Special) Degree from the University of Peradeniya and a Diploma in Education from the University of Sri Lanka.Ms. Hamangoda also counts three years as a lecturer at Technical College, Kurunegala and is an experienced teacher specializing in Social Studies and Geography. She also served as the Social Studies Coordinator for grades 6-11 from 2001-2003.         
In addition to her education accolades and teaching experience Ms. Hamangoda is actively involved in co-curricular activities both at school and national level.She was a member of the New Educational Reforms Committee of Royal College in 2000, and was actively engaged in activities of the School Development Society until 2004.
She chaired the “Raja Sisu Sahana Padanama” during the period in which the North East conflict was at its height.She is presently the Mistress-in – charge of Royal College Tennis Team. She also held the position of Treasurer of the Sri Lanka Schools Tennis Association in 2005 and was subsequently appointed as its  Vice President in 2006.
More recently in 2004 Ms. Hamangoda participated in the ‘Japan Foundation Secondary School Educators’ Study held in Tokyo, Japan.   

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