The English Literary & Drama Society
The ELDS began its fruitful and triumphant year in a spirit of aspiration and ambition.
Mast. Nevan Gunasekara led the Senior Cast of Actors come in as Second Runners-Up in the Royal Interact Drama Competition organised by the Interact Club of Royal College. Mast. Devin Randeniya went on to win the Best Actor in a Male Role Award for his portrayal of the convict in The Bishop’s Candlesticks by Norman Mckinnel.
Our greatest achievement, however, was coming into the Finals of the Inter School Shakespeare Drama Competition after nine long years. They performed an Science Fiction adaptation of Shakespeare’s first tragedy, ‘Titus Andronicus’. Mast. Rehan Amaratunga and Mast. Demintha Fonseka were nominated for the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a Male Role Award for their portrayals of Titus and Marcus Andronicus respectively. Mast. Kaveesha Samaranayake led a massive cast to secure the Second Runners Up position in the Finals.
The Board for the Year 2015-2017
Senior President Mast. Kaveesha Samaranayake
President Mast. Demintha Fonseka
Vice President (Drama) Mast. Devin Randeniya
Vice President (Literary Affairs) Mast. Shehan Dias
Secretary Mast. Devinda de Silva
Treasurer Mast. Shenuka Yatagama
Editor Mast. Umar Mohideen
Drama Mast. Abhishake Fernandez
Speech Mast. Dirk Hamid
Writing Mast. Davishka Ranasinghe
Music Mast. Chalana Mohottige
We wish to thank the Priest-in-Charge – Rev.Fr. Samith Rangana Fernando, Ms. Imogen Mel – the Moderator of Drama, the Moderator of Literary Activites – Mr. Frnacis Rexshon, our Directors – Jehan Bastians and Neidra Williams and all the Old Boys and Benefactors who have made this year an amazing achievement.