College Cadet Platoon and Band
College Cadet Platoon
Teacher-in-charge: Major M.A.A. Chandima
The Senior Cadet Platoon of the College participated in many one day camps, company training camps, weapon training camp, guard of honors and the 6th Battalion assessment camp at the National Cadet Corps Training Centre at Rantambe.
This year the Junior Cadet Platoon was registered and the Cadet Platoon participated in the Junior Cadet Assessment camp at the National Cadet Corps Training Centre at Rantambe.
Platoon Officer Captain M.A.A. Chandima was the Company Commander of the 6th Battalion Assessment Camp and was promoted to the rank of Major.
Band Cadet Platoon
Teacher-in-charge: Major M.A.A. Chandima / Mr. Prabath Wijekoon
The College Cadet Band performed in various functions such as the Carol Service, Annual Prize Giving and Annual Inter House Sports Meet. In addition to College functions the Band participated in the Ranaviru Day Road March held in Bandarawela, The All Island School Relay Carnival in Badulla, “Band the Band” Competition organized by ITN and the “Echoes of the Blues” Band Show competitions.
The College band also participated in the All Island Band assessment camp at the National Cadet Corp Training Centre at Rantambe.
History of the College Band
1978 - The beginning of the College Western Band
1997 - Up to 1997, the band was a college band
1998 - Registered as a Cadet Band in the National Cadet Corps
The first 3 band cadets of our college:
- W.C. Rathnayake
- R.V.S. Amarasekara
- G.V. Joseph
1998 - Attended first Band Camp and was placed 12th
1999 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 14th
Sergeant S.B. Bamunuarachchi
2000 - Sergeant W.Wijekoon
2001 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 11th
2002 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 13th
2003 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 16th
2004 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 13th
2005 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 10th
2006 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 13th
Badulla District Band Competition 2006 Champions
2006 All Island Best Band Master: Mr. G.V.Joseph
Platoon Officers from 1998 – 2006
The main person to commence the Cadet band was 2/Lt Denzil Darling.
1999 2/Lt T.D.Darling
P/O Mr. G.V. Joseph 2006-2011