Trinity College

Trinity College

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Trinity College Kandy, Sri Lanka was founded in 1872, by the Principal Rev. Richard Collins. Although it was founded as an Anglican Missionary school based on the traditions of the best of the public schools in England, the missionaries took into its ambit the best of the indigenous culture. Today it is one of the leading schools with a rich heritage. The grand Principal of Trinity College Rev. A.G. Fraser brought the school from a mere provincial school to a national college.


In his day (1904-1924), it became a multi-faceted educational institution, equal to that of any leading school in the British Commonwealth. In the days of Fraser 17 different nationalities made use of the all-around educational Trinity provided. Although Trinity College was founded in 1872, its antecedents go back to 1817 when the first missionaries from Britain, Mr. and Mrs. Browning entered the hill country, despite the recent anti-British rebellion which had shaken the country. They set up an elementary school of humble proportions, which later grew up to be a large institution.

This flourished in its day but was later closed down for unknown reasons. Another attempt was made under a zealous missionary Ireland Jones in 1857. In his day it was popularly known as the Kandy Collegiate School, but again for unknown reasons was closed down in 1863. Hence it was necessary to make another effort in 1872. The early efforts were painstaking but the results have endured for the school has grown and has lasted to this date. Richard Collins (1872-1878) was followed by the illustrious Principals Rev. J.G. Garret, M.A. (Dub) (1878- 1883), Rev. E.N. Hodges (1883-1888), Rev. E.J. Perry (1888-1890), Rev. H.P. Napier-Clavering (1890-1900), Rev. R.M. Ryde (1900-1902) and under their wise stewardship the school grew.

Societies in Trinity College

  • Old Boys Association
  • British Columbia
  • David Shillingford Paynter
  • Night of the Lions
  • Trinity College Scout
  • Duncan White Memorial
  • Ranga Saba
  • Royal Tap

Sports Activities in Trinity College

  • Boxing
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Swimming



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  • Sunday
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