Royal in trouble after late wickets

S Thomas’ College picked up 4 crucial wickets in the final session of play on day 2 of the 141st Battle of the Blues encounter to leave Royal College in a bit of trouble on 127/4, trailing by 242 runs.

The game was looking like it was heading for a certain draw with the Thomians batting out the 1st session of play to reach 369 before Royal’s openers Kamil Mishara and Kushan Kulasooriya too inexplicably just looked to occupy the crease in the afternoon session of play.

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De Mel, Fernando star as S. Thomas’ take honours on day 1 of Battle of the Blues

Shalin de Mel (85) and Ryan Fernando (70) propped S. Thomas’ College up on day 1 of the 141st Battle of the Blues encounter as the School by the Sea finished on 271/6 after being sent in to bat by Royal College.

De Mel and opening partner Dilmin Rathnayake survived the all-important first hour of play, despite the best efforts of Kavindu Pathirathne, who got the ball to move early on. The right-arm quick did manage to cause a bit of trouble with the new ball, troubling Rathnayake in particular. Rathnayake was lucky to survive a few streaky shots and was given a life when he was dropped at gully in the 11th over but nevertheless he and his partner de Mel put on a valuable 49-run stand to give S. Thomas’ a steady start.

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“Loudly let the echoes ring!” Cycle Parade

Be there to paint the streets Blue and Black on the 11th of March 2020 as Thomians Young and Old come together to cheer on the 1st XI Cricket Team at the Annual Cycle Parade 2020. Commencing at 9.30 a.m from S. Thomas’ Prep School, this year’s cycle parade promises to be more eventful and memorable with a mini carnival at the big club grounds.

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Royal-Thomian Mini Battle ends in draw – STC retains Reid-Gunesekera Shield

The Royal-Thomian 2nd XI encounter, a.k.a. the Mini Battle ended in a draw this evening at Mount Lavinia, after two exciting days of cricket.


Royal College, having won the toss on a typical Mount Lavinia wicket with a tinge of fresh grass on it, had no hesitation in putting the hosts in to bat yesterday morning. The decision seemed justified at first as the Thomian top order struggled to come to terms with the assistance that was provided by the pitch.

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S. Thomas’ College 2nd XI vs Royal College 2nd XI- Mini Battle 2020- 6th and 7th March – S. Thomas’ College Big Club Grounds

S. Thomas’ College –(273/8)

Royal College – (37/2)

Royal trail by 236 with 8 wickets in hand

Thenuka Liyanage takes honours with a fighting 157

The first day of the mini battle was held at the Big Club grounds on the 6th of March. The day was mostly spent with the Thomian 1st innings. After winning the toss, the captain of the visiting team opted to bowl first on the pitch. This worked in favour of the bowling side, who took advantage of the early swing on offer. At one point the scorecard read 35 for the loss of 5, with Sonal Amarasekara taking a fourer.

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Trinitians overcome Thomians in second-half blitz

Trinity College pulled off a scrappy but deserving victory over St. Thomas’ College as they managed to retain the Canon R. S. De Saram Shield for the 4th year running. Despite the halftime scores reading 07-08 in favor of the Thomians, Trinity managed to finish 17-08 as their opponents were down to 13 and were gifted many opportunities. 

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Sound Mind Sound Body: STC Goes Where Others Fear To Tread

It was in 2014 that a private Christian boy’s school in Colombo took the plunge, and decided to introduce Sound Mind Sound Body to its students. It is a programme that teaches children, amongst other things, to be respectful of the other, staying safe from sexual predators, breaking down gender stereotyping, anti-bullying, the effects of drugs, protecting the environment, and sexual and reproductive rights.

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STC PRIZE GIVING 2020: A CELEBRATION OF 169 YEARS OF THE THOMIAN ETHOS

The annual Prize Giving of S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia recognizing the academic and extra-curricular achievements of 2019 was held on Friday 31st January 2020 under the patronage of the Rt Rev’d Dhiloraj Canagasabey, Lord Bishop of Colombo and Chairman of the STC Board of Governors who presided over the event, Mrs Hemamali Bibile, Principal of Carey College, Colombo who was Chief Guest and Mr. Maurice Bibile, members of the Clergy, the Board of Governors, Old Boys’ Association, Parents, Heads of other Schools, and a number of distinguished invitees.

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