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Prince of Wales
Prince of Wales’College Profile for FOC Prince of Wales' College is a selective entry boys' school situated in Moratuwa, a suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Prince of Wales' College, Moratuwa (along with Princess of Wales' College), was founded and endowed in 1876 by Sir Charles Henry de Soysa, a famous 19th century Sri Lankan philanthropist. The first Minister of Education, Dr. C. W. W. Kannangara and Dr. T. B. Jayah, a senior minister, have both served on the staff of Prince of Wales College. Cambrians are famous for cricket. When the college was founded the game was introduced in 1876. In 1896 organised school cricket was introduced and the first ever inter- school cricket match in Sri Lanka was played against Royal College, Colombo. Cambrian cricket players have made significant contributions in all sectors of the sport in Sri Lanka including schools, mercantile clubs, government services, defence services, corporations and in the field of cricket administration. Prince of Wales’ College has produced many exceptional cricketers who, at one time or another, played for the national team. Prince of Wales' College plays its annual Big Match with St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa. It is also known as Battle of the Golds Cadeting was introduced to college in 1904. It won the Herman Loos Cup for cadeting many times in the past. Later Athletis, Football, Rugger, Volley ball were introduced. Presently there are twenty three games are functioning. 3rd March was selected as the Founder's Day. Students attend the service at the Holy Emmanuel church and pay respects to the tomb of Sir Charles Henry de Soysa. Since the 1960s, Buddhist students have commemorated the Founder's Day by engaging in Buddhist rituals
The Association was founded in 2018 and was officially recognised by Festive of Cricket in the United Kingdom in 2019.
The main objectives of the Association are to gather old boys of Prince of Wales’ College, Sri Lanka , who are living in the United Kingdom under the one banner of Prince of Wales’ College Old boys Association U.K and to support Prince of Wales’ College in Sri Lanka, its current students and its main Old Boys Association.
During the last three years the Association has supported the Prince of Wales’ College, Sri Lanka and has been a point of contact for maintaining and re-forging the friendships made between members both during their school years and now as members of the Association.
The Association is keen to participate any events organise by other Sri Lankan OBA’s and OGA’s in the United Kingdom
Mr Janaka Peiris
Mr Sumith Peiris