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ROYAL PRIMARY SCHOOL & ROYAL COLLEGE

ACADEMIC STAFF

Teachers at RPS 1953-58

Royal Primary School Teachers 1953-1958
1. Mr A. F. de Saa Bandaranaike, Head Master (Banda)
2. 1C - Mrs E.B. Croning [English Medium]
3. 2C - Ms Dorothy Perera [English Medium]
4. 3C - Ms Dissanayake (Ms Nanayakkara) [English Medium]
5. 4C - Mr V. Pingamage (Pinka) [English Medium]
6. 5C - Mr A.B.C. David (Apple Beetroot Carrot) [English Medium]
7. 6C - Mr J.E. de Silva (Jadi) [English Medium]
8. Mr H. D. Sugathapala, succeeded as Head Master (Sugar)
9. Mr H. P. Jayawardena (Jaya)
10. Mr M.P. Piyasena (Vathey)
11. Ms Nicholas [Music Teacher]

Teachers at RC 1959-66

Royal College Teachers 1959-1966

1. Mr ABDEEN, O.H.
2. ABEYDEERA, J de S.
3. Mr ABEYSINGHA C.P.de S. (Cowpox) [deceased]
4. Mr ALAVI, M.M. [deceased]
5. Mr ALLES, R.I.T (Rita)
6. Mr AMERASINGHE
7. Mr ARASARATNAM, V.A (Arasa)
8. Mr ARULANANTHAM, Hari C  (Arul)
9. BALDSING, A.L.
10. Mr BELLETH, C.E. (Bella, Hostel/Math) [deceased]
11. Mr CANEGARATNAM (Canags)
12. Capt. (later Brevet Lt-Col. & JP) CANTLAY, M.K.J (Canto) [deceased]
13. Mr de BRUIN, Elmo St. E (Bruno, Hostel/Advanced Math, Cricket)
14. Mr de SARAM, John Henry
15. Mr de SILVA, Dudley K.G. (Principal) [deceased]
16. Mr de Silva, G.W.D. (Kota Silva)
17. Mr de SILVA, E. Justin D. (Abraham Lincoln)
18. Mr de SILVA, LENNIE (Lena)
19. Mr DIAS ABEYGOONEWARDENA (Kos Dias)
20. Mr DISSANAYAKE, S J (Gamaya)
21. Mr FERNANDO, K M (Kusa Raju)
22. Mr GOONEWARDENE, S (Teddy Bear, Metal Workshop)
23. Mr GULASEKARAM (Thosai)
24. Mr GUNARATNE, M.M.
25. Mr GUNASEELAN, K (Hostel/Physics Lab I)
26. Mr GUNASEKARA, E.C. (Kataya)
27. Ven KAHADUWE CHANDAJOTI HAMADURU (Buddhist Priest)
28. Mr HILL, J.V.
29. Mr KANESHALINGAM, S.
30. Mr MARIKKAR
31. Mr MENON (Pope)
32. Mr MUTTIAH
33. Mr NANAYAKKARA, V.H. (Nana)
34. Mr PEREIRA, E.F.C. (EFC)
35. Mr PERERA, A.N.
36. Mr PERERA, S.A.A. (Saapey)
37. Mr PERERA, S.H. (EsEtch)
38. Mr PREMARATNE, Bogoda (Vakutu)
39. Mr RAJARATNAM, R. (Conner) [deceased]
40. Mr RAJENDRAN
41. Mr RATNATHICKAM A.N. (Rat)
42. Mr RATNAYAKE C.V.A. (Ghandi) [deceased]
43. Mr RUPASINGHE, R. (Rupperty) [deceased]
44. Mr SABARATNAM, K. V. (Half Soda)
45. Mr SAMARARATNE, L. (Pol Tokka)
46. Ms SAMARASEKARA, T. (Madam)
47. Mr SAMARAWEERA, D.
48. Mr SAMARAWEERA, H.M.
49. Mr SAWAAD
50. Mr SENANAYAKE, D.R.
51. Mr. SETHUKAVALER (MudGuard)
52. Mr SHANMUGARATNAM
53. Mr SHARMA, V.K (AmIRightThere)
54. Mr SHERIFFDEEN, M.M. (Cadet Corps/Wood Workshop)
55. Mr SILVA (Kota Silva)
56. Mr SIVALINGAM, V (Siva)
57. Mr THAMBAPILLAI (Thamba)
58. Mr THAVANETHIRARAJAH (Thavam)
59. Mr THAYAPARAN., A.L.
60. Mr THILLAINATHAN S. (Liston)
61. WARIYAPOLA, M.B.H. (Wari)
62. Mr WEERASINGHAM (Blackie)
63. Mr WEERASINGHE V. (Duckie)
64. Mr WICKRAMESENA, K (Music Room)
65. Mr WICKREMASINGHE, DEVAPRIA (Deva)

Note: All nicknames mentioned (in brackets) and used, during our school era, were never meant to be insulting or derogatory in any way, whatsoever. The affection and fraternity that prevailed between students and staff a Royal, even with the 100 lines and the many cracks on our backsides, is something we will always be fond and proud of for all times



Teachers Guild 1955


back row, standing, l-r:

SIDF DISSANAYAKE, C.PATHMANATHAN, H.C. ARULANANDAN, S.JAYAWARDENE, E.M.J.S FERNANDO, H. MENDIS, E.C. GUNASEKERA, 
C. MAHAENDRAN, B. ST. E. DE BRUIN, L.S. SAMARARAATNE, A. TENNEKOON, VIJI WIRASINHA, L.PARANAVITARNA, W.A. WICKREMASENA M.B.H. WARIAPOLA, B.G.N. SARIFODEEN, H.C. ABEYNAIKE, M.D. FERNANDO 

middle row, standing, l-r:
A. RATHNATHICAM, A.L. BALDSING, J DE S.ABEYDEERA, S. SIVARAMAN, H.M. SAMARAWEERA, K.L. IYER, L.F.M. SAMUEL, S.E. DIAS, A.I DE ABRERA, E.W. RUPASINGHE, H. PERERA, R. RAJARATNAM, E.F.C. PEREIRA, M.T.  THAMBAPILLAI, L. DE SILVA, K.C. FERNANDO, H.W. NATHANIEL, A.D. BAPTIST, 

seated in front row, l-r:
S.H. PERERA, R.C. EDWARS, C. SAMARASINGHE, C P DE S ABEYSINGHE, C.E. BELLETH, M.K.J. CANTLAY, A.V.P. JAYATUNGE, DUDLEY K.G. DE SILVA, M.M. GUNARATNE, T.M. WEERASINGHE, S. MUTHUKUMARU