History and Background

The Royal College Tamil Debaters’ Council was originally formed in 2006. But the Royal College Tamil Debating Team was earlier functioning as a part of the Royal College Tamil Literary Association which was established in 1938. The Royal College Tamil Debating Team is considered as one of the Oldest Tamil Debating Teams of Sri Lanka.,

The council annually organizes the Royal Thomian Tamil Debate Encounter in collaboration with the S. Thomas’ College Tamil Literary Association. This is an annual Tamil debate between Royal College and St Thomas’ College for the Kulasekaram Memorial Shield held since 1994.

In the contemporary the council along with the Sinhala & English Debating Societies is organizing an Annual All Island Trilingual Debating Contest to help & nurture the debating skills of other pupils in Sri Lanka.



The vision of Royal college Tamil Debaters’ council is to produce great personalities with knowledge, speaking ability and leadership skills to the society by taking Tamil language as a communicative medium.


The mission of Royal College Debaters’ council is to empower the students with resources to improve their debating abilities and leadership skills. And it creates a supportive environment inside the school for students to improve their selves with knowledge and debating skills.


Chairman – B. Ashvin Pragash

Secretary – B. Harish

Treasurer – M.I. Ishrath Ahamed