History

RCU is governed by the Royal College Union Council. The council consists of honorary officers — the President and Vice-Presidents. The ex officio post of President is held by the Principle of Royal College Colombo and Vice Presidents are distinguished Old Royalists who are appointed as patrons of the RCU. The officer posts of the council include Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Recorder. Therefore the de facto head of the RCU is its Secretary.

The full membership of the RCU council is much larger, which includes trustees; past secretaries; board and committee members of ORGACO (Old Royalists Groups Associations & Clubs Organizers), EDEX, Management Boards, Clubs, RCU Trust, Age group members and appointed members.

The RCU Counicil is made up of members representing the RCU Trust, several Management Boards, clubs and age groups. These include;

  • RCU Trust
  • RCU Archives
  • Old Royalists Groups Associations & Clubs Organizers (ORGACO)

Board of Management

  • Swimming Pool
  • J.R. Jayawardene Sports Complex
  • Royal College Sports Complex
  • Hostel Advisory & Management Board
  • Career Guidance, Counselling & Skills Development Centre

Clubs

  • Royal College Union Tennis Club
  • Royal College Union Aquatic Club

Age groups

  • Age Group Over 55
  • Age Group 45 – 55
  • Age Group 35 – 45
  • Age Group 25 – 35
  • Age Group Below 25

Committees

  • Finance Committee
  • Games Council
  • Rugby Matches Organising Committee
  • Cricket Advisory & Management Committee
  • Royal – Thomian cricket match Organising committee
  • Royal -Thomian Old Boys Cricket Match Committee
  • Athletics Advisory & Management committee
  • Football Advisory & Management Committee
  • Table Tennis Advisory & Management Committee
  • Badminton Advisory & Management committee
  • Boxing Advisory & Management Committee
  • Baseball Advisory & Management Committee
  • Rowing Advisory & Management Committee
  • Loyalty Pledge Management Committee
  • Merchandise Advisory & Management Committee
  • Membership Development & Services Committee
  • School Admission Advisory & Management Committee
  • Constitutional Affairs Advisory Committee
  • ICT (Computing) Advisory & Management Committee
  • RCU Web Committee
  • Dance Organising Committee
  • Committee for Commemoration of Old Royalists Killed in Action (Com CORK)
  • Constitutional Affairs & Legal Advisory Committee
  • EDEX Advisory & Management Committee
  • Public Relations & Publicity Advisory & Management Committee
  • Volleyball Advisory & Management Committee
  • Royal Nelung Centre Management Committe

RCU Secretaries

  • Sir James PeirisJP (1891–1893)
  • F.M. De Saram (1893–1903)
  • Justice E. W. JayewardeneKC (1903–1908)
  • Colonel T. G. JayewardeneJPCLI (1908–1915)
  • B.F. De Silva (1915–1921)
  • L.J.M Pieris (1921–1923)
  • F.C.W. Vangeyzel (1923–1925)
  • L.J.M Pieris (1925–1926)
  • F.C.W. Vangeyzel (1926–1933)
  • J. R. Jayawardene (1933–1938)
  • A.S. Mohammed (1936–1938)
  • Colonel F. C. de SaramOBECA (1938–1941)
  • C. E. Jayewardene (1941–1942)
  • G.R.J. De Soysa (1942–1945)
  • L.G. Weeramantry (1945–1949)
  • Mahesa Ratnam (1949–1950)
  • S.A. Dissanayake (1950–1953)
  • E.L.P. Mendis (1953–1955)
  • M. Mohideen (1955–1961)
  • J.W. Subasinghe (1961-1964)
  • L.W. Modnage (1964-1969)
  • Nihal Seneviratne (1969-1971)
  • Deshamanya Ken Balendra (1971-1973)
  • M. Kanagashingham (1973-1981)
  • C.R. Kuruppu (1981-1982)
  • Gamini Edirisinghe (1986-1991)
  • Asoka Jayasinghe (1991-1995)
  • Uddaka Tennakoon (1995-1999)
  • Mahen Perera (1999-2001)
  • Nimal Dias Jayasinha (2001-2003)
  • Captain Ajith Peiris (2003-2005)
  • Abhaya Amaradasa (2003-2005)
  • R Udayakumar (2005-2007)
  • Rizan Nazeer (2007-2010)
  • Manju Ariyaratne (2010–2013)
  • Chandana L Aluthgama (2013-Present)