ROYAL PRIMARY SCHOOL 1953-58
ROYAL COLLEGE 1959-66
Mr Dudley K. G. de Silva – Our Principal
Mr Dudley K G de Silva, BSc.,(Lond), was the Principal of Royal from April 1954 to October 1966. Born in July 1911, he was educated at Royal College and University College, Colombo. After graduation, he served on the staff at Kingswood College, Kandy, and went on to hold the post of Principal in a number of Central schools, before being appointed to Royal.
During Mr Dudley de Silva’s tenure, a number of new school societies were formed:
A number of new sports were introduced as follows:-
Mr Dudley de Silva was promoted Director of Technical Education in 1966, and died in Colombo in June 1974. His valuable contribution to the progress and development of Royal and its family will always be remembered by those who knew him in fear, yet with respect.