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ROYAL COLLEGE SCOUT GROUP (42nd COLOMBO)
 
Beginning
 
This Scout Group was started in 1944 by Lt.Col.M.K.J.Cantlay (A Senior Teacher) & Edward L. Bradby, who was the Principal at the time. The Inaugural meeting was held on the 16th of June 1944. 24 boys attended this meeting. According to Principal C. Hartley's Annual Prize giving report there had been a Scout Group at Royal College in 1918 with Mr. F.D.Wijesinghe of the school tutorial staff in charge. Thereafter no records are available until Mr. Cantlay started the Scout Group in 1944.
 
Silver Jubilee
 
The Silver Jubilee celebrations were held in 1969 just before Lt.Col.M.K.J Cantlay retired from the school to look after His mother. Lt.Col.Cantlay was an Asst. District Commissioner for Scouting at the time of his retirement.
 
Leadership
 
Since the retirement of Lt.Col.Cantlay, although there was adult supervision & help at irregular intervals, the actual leadership to the Scouts was given by the Senior Scouts and also young Rover Scouts. This "Generation Gap" did rock the boat quite severely many times, especially during the seventies and the eighties.
The Scout Group has a very strong Patrol System.
 
Amalgamation
 
At the beginning of 1978 the Royal Junior School was absorbed to Royal College. The 45th Colombo which
45th Colombo was administered by Royal Junior School was cancelled Scout Group and the Scouts of 45th Colombo were absorbed in to the 42nd Colombo Scout Group.
 
Administration

Currently there are 3 troops which conduct activities in Royal College, One on Wednesday evening, another on Saturday morning & the third on Saturday evening. The total Scouts of Royal exceeds well over 500. The activities of the troop are mostly handled by Senior Scouts & Instructors. But Masters from the Academic Staff is also appointed to look into regular activities.  

Scouts & Leaders
 
The Cub Pack meets on Tuesdays after school hours & the general coordination with the school authorities is done by Mr. B.P.R. Perera the Group Scout Leader, who is the Master in Charge of overall Scout activities of the College. Many former Scouts of this Scout group too help on a regular basis.

Activities
 
Scout Master, the Scouts used to go on one outstation camp each the first school term & the second school term, & two Camps during the third term. But due to the competitive nature of the school curriculum and
Examinations, the camps are now generally restricted to one large outstation camp each by the Scouts meeting on Saturday Morning, Saturday afternoon, & on Wednesdays In addition to these they conduct many smaller camps inside and outside the school premises. The Scouts also organize regular Camp fires where Scouts from other schools as well as Girl Guides are invited. The Scouts also organize approximately 20-community service Projects per annum in connection with the President's Scout Award.

Awards
 
The first Scout to win the Queen's Scout Award from this Scout Group was in 1953.Since then until 1972, when Sri Lanka became a Republic there were 29 Queen Scouts. Since 1972 this was renamed the President's Scout Award and there were 26 winners of this award up to 1981.Since then an average of about 15 Scouts per annum has won this award. The requirements for this award have been made more and more difficult during the recent years. We do not have any records of Cubs who won the Leaping Wolf Award. But since 1985 until a few years ago, an average Of 10 Cub Scouts won this annually. Year 2010 was an exceptional year where 22 Senior Scouts won the President’s Award.
 
The following are the Names of the winners of the Queen’s Scout Award

1953    Rathnayake K.D.W

1956    Ravindran J.C

1857    De Silve S.T.R

1960    Arudpiragasm S.T
            Rahim O.K

1961    Nadarajah D
            De Mel J.H     
            Jayasinghe T.N

1962    Wijemanne V
            Pereira C.M

1963    Kaleel M.A
            De Run N.M.D
            Fernando J.L.S

1964    Jayasinghe A.T
            Jayawardena S.A.M
            Kalupahana D

1967    Jayasuriya A.R
            Dissanayake I
            Abayasekara O.R.E

1968    Thangarajah K

1969    Fernando T.V
            Samarasinghe B.S
            Illesinghe P.S   

1970    Abayasekara D.R
            Arangala S
            Uduman K.C   

1971    Raymonde G.A
            Venoharan S
            Eleizer I

The Following are the list of President’s Scouts of Royal College

1972    Weerasekara S.R.A

1973    Bodinagoda P
            Gunasena C.I
            Udayashankar A
            JayanathanC.J
            Kelly A.B.C

1974    Firdhouse P.M

1975    Walpola R.H
            Amunugama C.A
            De Silva S.C
            Perera T.A
            Ranasinghe A.P
            Asokan S

1976    Sumanasekara S.S

1978    Salgado C.S
            Jayawardena P.R.W
            Kapuruge Y.K.K

1979    Kaldera D.L
            Karunarathne N.B.P
            Wijegunarathne S.P.A
            Dias P.G.V      
            Brohier K.B.C

1980    Wijegunarathne S.P.A
            Rathnayake A.T
            Ratwatte I
           
1981    Eshwarage R.D.S.K
            Thahir M.R.M
            Wijegunarathne S.P.
            Gunarathna S.M
            Perera N.M
            Pelpola P.A.D.C
            Muthukumarana G.K
            Jayasinghe H
            Fernando W.I.S.H
            Fernando W.F.A
            Perera N.S

1982    Wijewardena P.N
            Vaas M.C.T    
            Perera R.N
            Perera L.Y
            Kalubowila L.V.D
            Abeygunasekara S.C
            Alahakoon V.A.S.N.N.U

1983    Mendis D.R
            Wijesundara D.C.M.N
            Ranathunga N.D
            Samaraweera S
            Kapuruge A.C

1984    Somakeerthi H.D
            Sirisuriya S.P.R           
            Fernando P.J.H           
            Wijesinghe S.M
            Samarasinghe S.M
            Malagoda N.D
            Wickramarachchi P.P
            Jayasinghe S
            Perera K.R.L
            Perera K.K.S.N
            Wijethunga V.N
            Alwis S.G
            Wasantha kumara W.M.A
            Ginige K
            Perera R.M
            Ediringhe S.U
            Wijesekara A.K.I.K

1985    Kapuruge J.K
            Kanathigoda S.R
            Edussuriya P.S
            Sabarathnam V.Y
            Abeywardena N.S
            Sugunapala A.N
            Kariyawasam N.I

1986    Malagoda R.L
            Kasturirathne K.T.A.P
            Suraweera S.A.S.D
            Yoosuf M.N
            Wimaladharma N.J
            Senevirathne D.H.M.S
            Marikkar A.H
            De Silva P.S
            Marikkar M.H
            Bandara S.S

1987    Perera D.T.M
            Wettasighe I.C
            Wijesinghe O.D
            Sumathipala M.P.B>S
            Senarathna U.I
            Senanayake N.C.M
            Silva W.A.S.L 
           

1988    Wijesooriya L
            Athukorale K.A.K.G.R
            Wijethunga U.P
            Salih M.R
            Gunasekara Y.K
            Hettigoda H.P
            Warakaulla D.R
            De Silva P.S.S
            Chandrasena K.L.W.L

1989    Welikala G.R
            Dias T.C
            Gunathilaka R.I.A
            Edirisuriya S.S
            Walpita I
            Gunathilake P
            Maheepala B.A.S.I.H
            Gunaratne K.G.N.M.
            Senanayake N.S.K.M
            Jayasooriya S.R
            Kongahawita S.J
            Marikar M.S.H

1990    Kollurage R.D
            Winsor G.L
            De Soysa I.P
            Suriarachchi L.M
            Maheepala S.K
            Wijethunga V.N
            Dissanayake D.G.B
            Kulathunga B.D
            Perera J.A.D.L
            Nanayakkara N
            Nissanka A
            Dangolla D.P
            Kumar S.S
            Chandrasekara P.B.S
            Wijesighe A.F.D
            Senarathne D.M
            Senarathne A.D

1991    Gunasekara C.P.A
            Muthukumara L.P
            De Silva R.S
            Nanayakkara A.G.A. N
            Attygalle S.M
            Dharmawardena K.A.A.S
            Ellawala K.S
            Wijekoon R.B
            Weertasinghe F.B.N.M de S
            Senarathna N.J

1992    Wijerathna R.T
            Weerakkody D.K.A
            Senevirathna D.H.M.L
            Piyasena D.L.D.K.I
            Nanayakkara I.O.K.S
            Munasinghe M.A.S.S
            Mendis N.M
            Jayasuriya C.K.W
            Gunawardena G.S
            Fernando J.L.I.N
            Dissanayaka R.S.W
            Dias T.G.A.R
            De Silva G.D.M
            Dayarathne M.D.P
            Cader K.M.A
            Ariyawansa P.U.I
            Amarasekara C
            Nanayakkara A.G.A.N

1993    Samarokoon Y.B        
            Kulawardena D.S.U
            Muthukumarana R.P
            Senevirathne T.D.M.D
            Attygalle T.N
            Samaradivakara G.D.B.N
            Jayasundara R.S
            Bambaravanage A.D
            Liyanage S
            Kanuwanarachchi K.A.L
            Ranawaka W
            Hettiarachchi L.D.R
            Halhakoon D.P.D
           
1994    Abayawardena M
            Jayasinghe D.J
            Abeywickrama P.M
            Attanayaka G.Y
            Ranathunga K.J
            Angammana R.B
            Dissanayake L.S

1995    Korale A.K.I.U
            Thilakarathne W.D.Y.M
            Kurukulasuriya P.R
            Wijegoonewardena S
            Leitan K.H.J.S
            Maharoof M.M
            Subasinghe C.J.K
            Dasanayake C.B.K
            Perera G.D.C.P
            Jayasundara J.A.S.B
            Kurukulasuriya K.M.A.G
            Hewawasam T.D
            Bambaravanage A.T
            Thilakasiri R.D.P.S
            De Silva W.D.D
            Dias M.I.K
            Mettananda D.S.G
            Attygalla U.K
            Ranasinghe V.C

1996    Dissanayaka B.D
            Gunasekara S.M
            Abeysinghe A.M.R.D
            Samaraweera D.R       
            Sriyananda M.G>S
            Gunathilaka W.A.C
            Siriwardena A.V
            Premarathne H
            Abeysekara T.R
            Kariyawasam N.C
            Jayatilaka U.P.G
            De Silva A.G.C
            Senasekara C.L
            Kariyawasam P.P
            Soorasena W.D.T.C
            Jayaweera H.N
            Yapa D.S.D
            Jayasundara D.C
            Ranasignhe R.M.K.D
            Ratwatte J.C
            Atukorale S.H
            Ranasighe D.S
            Samaranayake S
            Warakaulle H.M.A.H
            Gamage R.P
            De Silva R.D.C
            Gamakumara A.G.K.M.A
            Senvirathne S.R
            Perera B.C.P
            Hettiarachchi D.S
            Hendahewa A

1997    De Silva W.A.C.I
            Ziard M.H       
            Gunawardena H.P.D.P
            Gunathilake W.A.C
            De Silva L.D.T
            Hettiarachchi D.S
            Sally S.Y
            Dias T.G.L.D
            De Silva L.D.S
            De Silva W.D.K
            Hettiarachchi A.M
            Suares B.A.P.J
            Hewawithrane U

1998    Kulasekara K.M.T
            Hapuarachchi C
            Ekanayake R.D.B
            Siriwardena S.M.S
            Pallemulla S.L.B
            Rajapakse A
            Ratnapala D.G.T
            Jayasundara C
            Liyanage A.I.S
            Galappaththi G.D
            Wijemanne G.D
            Samarasinghe S.H.M.D.P
            Gayan L.A.I
            Bandara W.M.C.D
            Gamage E.G.I.P
            Pitigala W.P
            Amarasinghe Y.W.K.U
            Jayakody J.A.D.M
            Peiris T.M.J.L
            Perera M.B.D 

2000    Ranasighe M.A
            Dharmapala D.T
            Gunawardena P.B.J
            De Silva M.A.G
            Wimalarathne L.V
            De Silva G.H.D
            Jayathunga N.C
            Hemajith S.D.M
            Wimalasena B.A.S

2001    Fernando K.M.C
            Gunawickrama I.U.U.M
            Haigoda W.A.D.S
            Suraweera K
            Bamunuarachchi B.A.S.S
            Ranathunga C.S
            Ariyarathna M.D.U.A
            Mendis W.M.B
            De Silva W.A.A.N
            Rathnapala I
            Perera K.A.G.M

2002    Gunawardena S.D.
            Sumithran Y
            Hathuruisinghe C.B
            Wijesinghe P.M.D.P    
            Amarasooriya H.R.C
            Senarathne C.S
            Goonesinghe C.H
            Gunathilaka Y.P
            Hasitha Sampath K.A
            Pasquel D.E.D
            Weliwatta K.U.K
                       
2003    Tharinda K.A.V          
            Gankanda W.I
            Edirisighe K.D.V.M
            Balasuriya K.S
            Karunanayake K.P.T.D
            Jayawardena V.G.R.G
            Chandrawansa A.M.A.S
            Nandasena P.A.P.R
                 
2004    Gunasekara K.S                
            Dissanayake M.H
            Wijewardena K.S.D    
            Madusanka Y.W.I
            Madusanka K
            Goonarathne S
            Amarasinghe A.K
            De Silva S.S    
            Rupasinghe B.W.H.A

2005    Liyanage J.H
            Dissanayake K.P.W

2006    Hettiarachchi H.A.C.L
            Chinthana S.A.R
            Akalanka R.A.D
            Muddannayake I.L
            Nissanka M.D
            Chandrasiri M.A.A.U
            De Alwis G
            De Silva K.S.L
            Edirisooriya K.K
            Gajanayake M
            Hansindika K.L.D
            Jayathilaka D.D.K       
            Lokuge S.N.D
            Mendis N
            Perera K.G.T.T
            Ranathunga A.I
            Rathnayake R.M.P.P
            Tennakoon D.H
            Gankanda K.B

2007    Epitakaduwa M.G
            Nanayakkara K.I.U
            Gunasinghe H.C

2008    Rathnayake P.M.S
            Malik Azeez A
            Muthugama T.M.T.L
            Kumarapeli K.A.D.T.I
            Madushanka R.A.D.K
            Herath H.M.W.S.K.N
            Akram A.A.
            Jayaweera D.L
            Perera  C.S.V
            Amaratunga M
            Abeysenevi W.M.P.A.B
            Wickramaratne S
            Premachandra S
            Samaranayake S.S
            Seneviratne T
            Perera D
            Ambanpola E.M.W
            Fernando K.H
            Senaratne M
            Kamaladasa Y
            Nanayakkara M
            Ranasinghe G.T.D.

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