House System

The house system of Royal College was initiated by principal Hartley in 1918. He used the names Cinnamon Gardens, Bambalapitiya North & South and Colpetty as the house names. Later, the names were reorganized by Principal Major H. L Reed in 1921 where he renamed the houses after four former principals. The house names in use were Hartley, Harward, Marsh & Boake.

In 1970, with consideration to the increasing student population, Principal Bogada Premaratne, the then principal introduced a new house to the school. It was called Reed in honor of the person responsible for the House system.

 

Hartley House

Hartley house is named after Principal Charles Hartley who served the school from 1903 to 1919. The house colours are pink & blue. The following are the past house captains of the Hartley house.

 

1922             E.K De Vos.
1923             L.J.O Wijeysekara
1924             V.E Jayasundara
                     L.D.S Gunasekara
1925             N.S Joseph
1926             H.E Wijetunge
1927             S.G De Soyza
1928             J.R Wilson
1929             E.F.C Pereira
1930             B.R Heyn
1931             H.T.M Gunasekara
1932             L.A Gunawardena
1934             J Wilson
1935             P.A.G Collins
1936             D.J. Weerasinghe
                     L.E De Soyza
1937             B Weerasinghe
1938             D.L.De. Z Wickremasinghe
                     R.H Aldons .
                     I.D.M Van Twest
1939             S.H.L Gunasekara
                     D.S Attygalle
1940             B.St.E De Bruin
1941             S.G Salgado
1942             R Wickramatilake
1943             H.C Aldons.
1944             K. S Ghangadaran
1945             A. Seneviratne
1946             R. Rajaratnam
1947             R. Rajaratnam
1948             T.L Pereira
                     N.S.L Pereira
                     Anghie.A
1949             Anghie.A
                     G.C Weinman
1950             G.C Weinman
1951             T Vairavanathan
                     T. Anghie
1952             N.W Vidyasagara
1953             N.B.D.S Wijesekara
1954             N.B.D.S Wijesekara
1955             Y Amerasingham
                     N Rasalingam
1956             N Rasalingam
1957             P Rajendran
                     G.D Daniel
1958             G.D Daniel
1959             L Senanayake
1960             L Senanayake
                     N Senanayake
1961             N Senanayake
1962             U.L Kaluarachchi
1963             D.L Fernando
                     S.S.Kumar
1964             S.S Kumar
                     L.J.K Hettiarachchi
1965             L.De Chikera
1966             F.R. Sirimanne
1967             R.P. Liyanage
1968             S.J De Silva
                     P.N Dias Abeygunawardena
1969             F.R. Amarasighe
                    P.N Dias Abeygunawardena
1970             F.R. Amarasighe
1971             A.R Jayaweera
1972             F.B.P Srichandrasekara
1973             A.M Pasqual
1974             N.D Ranasinghe
1975             M.B.R Akbar.
                    P.L.D.C Perera
1976             J.P Pattiarachchi
                     N.R Tilekeratne
1977             N.R  Tilekerathne
                     R Sashitharan
1978             B.J.S.M. Senanayake
                     R. Subramanium
1979             R. Subramanium
1980             A.S. Jayasinghe
1981             A. Indraratne
1982             A. Jayasinghe
1983             M.J. Farook
1984             N. Jayasinghe
1985             D.N.V. Jayaratne
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990             V. Jayathilake
1991             V.D. Jayathilake
1992             R.D. Jayasinghe
1993             Y.B. Ranasighe
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000             H. Kaluarachchi
2001             R.H. Gunaratne
2002             A.R Azis
2003             Fernando S.
2004             C.M. Mathagaweera
2005             I.P.Adikari
2006             T.R.R De Silva

 

Harward House

Harward house is named after Principal John Henry Harward who served the school from 1892 to 1902. The house colours are pink & grey. The following are the past house captains of the Harward house.

 

1922             R. Rajaratham
1923             G.E.N  Wille
1924             C.D.R  Bastian
1925             J.R  Jayawardena
                     H.F.S  De Silva
                     P.N. Batholomeuz
1926             A.E  Paul
                     R.C  Alodons
1927             A.E.R  Paul
                     S.W  Dassanaike
1928             N.J.R  Paul
                     R.E  Blaze
1929             J.L  Jinendradasa
1930             F.C  De Saram
1931             B. A  Kuruppu
1932             S.A  Dissanayake
1933             W.L  Mendis
1934             F.W.E  Porritt
                     P.B.G  Keuneman
1935             H.W  Jayawardena
1936             S.G  Rockwood
1937             E.I Grey
1938             A.E  Keuneman
                     S.P  Cooray
                     L.N  Chellapah
1939             E.P.E  Dekretser
                     I.C Meir
                     V.H Gunasekera
1940             T. D. H  Perera
                     H.T  Gunasekera
                     D.B  Seneviratne
1941             T.C.M  Wijesekera
1942             A. Helsham
                     K.C De Fonseka
                     W. De Saram
1943             R.M.S  De Silva
1944             F.D. Schooraman
                     D.S  Wijeratne
1945             C.S. De Saram
1946             G.L.J. Cooray
1947             G.L.J.Cooray
                     A.J. Navarathnam
1948             T. Parathalingam
                     D.B. Gunasekera
                     C.R. Weerasuriya
                     V.K. Gunasekera
1949             V.K  Gunasekera.
1950             C.H. Gunasekera
                     M.N. Kaleen
1951             M.N. Kaleen
1952             H.E. Eijesinghe
                     U. De Silva
1953             U. De Silva
1954             U. De Silva
1955             L.W.S. Athulathmudali
                     N.M. Gunasekera
1956             T.D.S.A  Dissanayake
1957             D.A  Gunasekera
                     T.K  Wijemanne
1958             P.A.T  Perera
1959             J.C  Fernando
1960             H.N  Wickramasinghe
1961             S.P  Rajendra
1962             S.P  Rajendra
1963             R.C  De Silva
1964             K.D.T  Paul
1965             M.R  Ashroff
1966             J.N Wickramasinghe
1967             W.A.J Wimaladharma
1968             J. Kudahetty
1969             R.J  De Silva
                     D.S  Wickramasinghe
1970             D.S  Wickramasinghe
1971             P.T  Wijeratne
                     E.A  Livera
                     M. Adamelly
1972             M. Adamelly
                     E.P  Wijenaike
1973             E.P  Wijenaike
                     M. Muller
1974             W.C.P  De Mel
1975             N,D. De A. Samaranayake
                     P. Pannipitiya
1976             P. Pannipitiya
                     D.M  Schoorman
1977             D.M  Schoorman
1978
1979             R. B  Gunasekera
1980             P.D  Jayasinghe
1981             N. Mendis
1982             D. Weerasekera
1983             H.C.M  Wickramaratne
1984             K. Wijesuriya
1985             B. Unamboowe
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990             T.N.B Wijesinghe
1991             P. Wijetunga
1992             H. Wimalarathna
1993             I.P.M  Rajakaruna
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000             D. T  Hewawitharana
2001             D. Gammanpila
2002             A.L. Dissanayake
2003             C.M. Nilaweera
2004             R.A  Amarasinghe
2005             C. Angulugaha
2006             N. Gunasekera

Boake House

Boake house is named after Principal Dr. Barcroft Boake who served the school from 1859 to 1870. The house colours are red & black. The following are the past house captains of the Boake house.

 

1922             G.H Senarathna
1923             D.W.L Lieversz
1924             D.W.L Lieversz
1925             D.W.L Lieversz
1926             E.G Lieversz (JNR)
1927             N.E Kandaih
1928             R.C.W Paulsz
1929             S.S Jayawickrema
1930             H.S.R Goonewardaena
1931
1932             A.E.L Abewardena
                     M.S. Ahamat
1933             E.D.W Jayawardena
1934
1935             A.N Dharnaratne
1936             C.W.J De soysa
                     P.Mack
1937
1938             D.Vollenhoven
                     F.H Brohier
1939             S.Kadiragamar
1940             U.R Perera
1941             O.W Wambeeh
1942             D.E.M Gunasekara
1943             S.Navaratnam
1944             L.C Arulparagasam
1945             L.C Arulparagasam
1946             M.Robrigo
                     N.W Karunarathne
1947             N.W Karunarathne
1948             S.Chanmugam
                     D.De Alwis
                     N.J.P Abesinghe
1949             D.D Samarasingha
1950             D.D Samarasingha
1951             J.A De Silva
1952             S.S Jayawickrama
                     A.B Hehricus
                     C.H Ferenado
1953             C.H Ferenado
1954             T.L.K Mendis
1955             C.L.Peiries
                     L.P Agalawatta
1956             B.M.W Goonarathna
1957             O.I De silva
                     W.D.M Abeysekara
1958             W.D.M Abeysekara
                      R.Sivaratnam
1959             E.L Perera
1960             T.Perayawar
                     S.C.S Samarasinghe
1961             S.C.L Franche
                     S.L.G Siritunga
                     E.B Perera
1962             P.Withana
1963             P.Withana
1964             A.D Boteju
1965             K.sochanathan
                     U.Wickramarasinghe
1966             B.L Babptiste
1967             B.L Perera
                     G.E.S  De silva
1968             G.E.S De silva
                     B.L Perera
                     N.B.L Lieversz
                     C.R De silva
                     R.S.I De Silva
1969             A.P Jayasuriya
                     N.K.A De silva
1970             C.A.P Samasekara
                     W.A Mahadeva
1971             W.A Mahadeva
                     P.N Fernando
                     M.W.G.A  Rodrigo
1972             M.W.G.A  Rodrigo
                     R.T De silva
1973             R.T  De silva
                     J.W  Sewadura
1974             R.T De silva
                     S. Chanmugam
                     R.Dharmaraja
1975             R.L Samarasinghe
                     S.S Weerasinghe
1976             S.C Weerasinghe
                     C.B Pattiarachi
1977             R.J.N  De mel
1978
1979             E.R.L Fernanado
1980             E.R.L Fernando
1981             A.M Ranasinghe
1982             A .Chandrasoma
1983             N.S Cooray
1984
1985             H. Amarasekara
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999             S.A.R Ubesena
2000             R Wijeratne
2001             D .Jayasinghe
2002             G. Ratnayake
2003             K.S  Gunasekara
2004             G. Jayasinghe
2005             Thilan Sepala Perera
2006             Sasanka Hemachadra
2007             Akalanka Balapatabadi
2008             Supun Perera
2009             Isuru Gunarathne Jayathilake
2010             Mojitha Hewage

 

Reed House

Reed house is named after Principal Major Harry Lesley Reed who served the school from 1920 to 1932. The house colours are red & cream. The following are the house captains of the Reed house.

 

1970             M.M. Kumaraswamy
1971              F.N. Weerasekara
1972              J. Mackie
1973              L.C. Nanayakara
1974             V.G. De Alwis
1975              R.A.D Sisira Kumara
1976              Bari
                      G.A. Chandrasena
1977              G.A. Chandrasena
                      E.S. Wickramaratne
1978              R.A. Fernando
                      L.R. De Silva
1979              C.A. De Mel
1980              V.K. De Mel
1981              A. Fernando
1983              I. Ratwatte
1984              J. Perera
1985              A. Pathirana
1990              S.R.S.D. Perera
1991              R.N.P. Perera
1992              M.S. Perera
1993              L.T. Sabar
2000              S. Mendis
2001              W.H.A. Lakmal
2002              C.K. Hettarachchi
2003              G. Perera
2004              C. Heenkenda
2005              V.L Rajapakse
2006              D.T. Hettiarachchi
2007              C. Jayawardena
2008              S. Dassanayake
2009              M. Amaratunga
2010              C. Samarawickrama

 

Marsh House

Marsh house is named after first headmaster Reverend Joseph Marsh who served the school from 1835 to 1838.  The house colours are Brown & Pink. The following are the house captains of the Marsh house.

1946       M.Kassipillai
1947       L.S.Dissanayake
1948       A.E.A.Bartholomeuz
1949       F.S.Athapaththu
1950       M.Amarasinghe
1951
1952       A.Amarasinghe
1953
1954
1955
1956       R.K.Thas
1957       A.L.N.Jayasuriya
1958
1959       R.A.Potuhera
1960       K.Balendra
1961       S.Jayaneththi
1962       C.P.Samarasinghe
1963       M.Jayakumar
1964       D.W.Somarasundara
1965       H.D.Jayasuriya
1966       S.N.L.Wadugodapitiya
1967       R.L.Wijethilake
1968       Malik Samarawickrama
1969       C.H.Nimal Kumar
1970     C.H.Nimal Kumar
              R.C.Abeyrathne
1971   G.W.Samarge
            S.S.J.Perera
1972       S.S.J.Perera
1973       R.Illangarathne
1974    C.Jayathilake
             K.W.H.Indrajith
1975     G.L.A.De Silva
             S.C.Weerasinghe
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985       D.G.S.B.Mallawa Arachchi
1986       R.Nawana
1987       A.Nanayakkara
1988       M.Karunamuni
1989       H.Manathunga
1990       S.D.Kalavila
1991       A.Nanayakkara
1992       W.J.B.Kulathunga
1993       H.De Silva
1994       M.Mallikarachchi
1995       L.Lokuge
1996       C.A.D.Mathara Arachchi
1997       M.S.D.Roshantha
1998       M.Srikantha
1999       K.Abeyrathne
2000       S.H.Jayasinghe
2001       D.N.Ranathunga
2002       A.Weerasinghe
2003       M.Silva
2004       K.H.N.Dharmakantha
2005       T.Dhananjaya
2006       K.Jayathilake
2007       C.Serasinghe
2008       J.C.Wijerathne
2009       C.Samaraweera
2010       E.C.Sinthaby
2011       Chinthana Tharanga
2012       Nisal Wanasinghe Arachchi