Dornhorst Memorial Prize

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The Dornhorst Memorial Prize is a prestigious prize and honour awarded to a student of Royal College Colombo, the oldest public school in the country. Awarded annually to the most popular student, judged by General Merit. The selection is made based on votes gained in a secret ballot conducted among the senior boys, teaching staff and the Principal. First awarded in 1930 and in memory of Frederick Dornhorst, KC a distinguished Old Royalist.

The award should not be confused with the Turnour Prize the oldest prize in the school which had been awarded since 1846 and the Lalith Athulathmudali Memorial Prize awarded to the most outstanding Royalist of the year.

Notable winners of the Dornhorst Memorial Prize include Justice C.G. Weeramantry (1944), former Judge of the International Court of Justice; Rt Revd Lakshman Wickremasinghe (1945), former Bishop of Kurunegala; Neville Kanakeratne (1942), former Sri Lankan Ambassador and Ranjan Madugalle (1977) former Sri Lankan Cricketer.

Winners of the Dornhorst Memorial Prize[edit]

Year Winner
1930 F.C.de Saram
1931 B.A.Kuruppu
1932 A.C.Ebell
1933 D.C.T.Pate
1934 B.A.Kuruppu
1935 P.G.B. Keuneman
1936 F.H.De Saram
1937 M.Sivanathan
1938 A.E.Keuneman
1939 B.Mahadeva
1940 B.St.E.De Bruin [1]
1941 Neville Kanakeratne
1942 S.G.Salgado
1943 C.G. Weeramantry
1944 Lakshman Wickremasinghe
1945 L.C. Arulpragasam
1946 Upali Amerasinghe
1947 T.Parathalingam
1948 C.R.Amarasinghe
1949 A.J.B.Anghie
1950 T Vairavanathan
1951 Tony Anghie [2]
1952 A Amarasinghe
1953 N.W. Vidyasagara
1954 U Des Silva
1955 P.A.Bartholomelisz
1956 N Rasalingam
1957 W.D.M.Abeysekara
1958 E.L Pereira
1959 N.D.J.Silva
1960 S.C.Samarasinghe
1961 N Senanayake
1962 L.A.W.Sirisena
1963 R.C.De Silva
1964 A.D. Boteju
1965 L De Chikera
1966 F.R.Sirimanne
1967 R.P.Liyanage
1968 D.S.Samarasinghe
1969 C.A.P.Samarasekara
1970 S.U.Samarage
1971 A.R.Jayaweera
1972 A.M.Pasquel
1973 S.D.Weerakkody
1974 P.N.S.Kariyawasam
1975 D.M.Perera
1976 Charitha Pattiaratch
1977 Ranjan Madugalle
1978 R.B Gunasekara
1979 not awarded
1980 not awarded
1981 not awarded
1982 H.P.Jayawardane
1983 H.S.Agalawatta
1984 A.N.Pathirana
1985 D.N.V.Jayarathna
1986 S.R.Kanthigoda
1987 J Thoradeniya
1988 Y Abeywickrama
1989 B.S.N.Bandusena
1990 W.H.K.Wimalarathne
1991 U Kularatne
1992 N Nanayakkara
1993 P.S.Fernando
1994 M.D.U Dharmatahne
1995 M.S.Y Dharmarthne
1996 A Polonnowita
1997 Charitha Ratwatta III
1998 W.S.S.R.Perera
1999 T.A.Amarasuriya
2000 S.Mendis
2001 P Gunawardane
2002 Ishan Ratnapala
2003 Chamil Hathurusinghe
2004 Shashimal Dissanayake
2005 Susith Pansalawatta
2006 Lositha Samaraweera
2007 Akbo Rupasinghe
2008 Yasitha Abeynaike
2009 Shashiranga Sooriya Patabandi
2010 Maneesha Tantrigoda
2011 Birendre Jayathilake

Fictional winners[edit]

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