Dornhorst Memorial Prize
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
|1940||B.St.E.De Bruin |
|1951||Tony Anghie |
|1954||U Des Silva|
|1965||L De Chikera|
|1997||Charitha Ratwatta III|
|2009||Shashiranga Sooriya Patabandi|
- Frederick Dornhorst
- Lalith Athulathmudali Memorial Prize
- Turnour Prize
- Royal Crown (Royal College Colombo)
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