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Wesleyites excel in drama

For the first ever time in history Wesley College won the runners up trophy at the Inter School Shakespeare Drama Competition. The Interschool Shakespeare Drama Competition is one of the most highly anticipated events in the drama circles. The event was held for the 44th time recently.

This competition began in 1951, shortly after Sri Lanka gained independence .Thespians Oliver Swaris and Anthony Rayer spearheaded the competition to encourage a love of Shakespeare amongst the school students .This event was eventually revived by the Rotary Club of Colombo North with the aid of the Colombo Y.M.C.A in 1973. This year 19 boys schools and 15 girl’s schools competed for the coveted title in their respective categories.

Wesley College Colombo has always been an active participant in this competition for many years and in the history of this competition in the recent past. Students from the Drama Society have taken part with the great enthusiasm in the event encouraged by its principal Avanka Fernando, Chaplin Rev Obeth Thevanesan and teacher in charge of the Wesley College Drama Society Anusha Senaratna. They were supported by the director of the production Kevin Cruze. The Best Actor award was won by Taariq Jurangpathy. The first student from Wesley to win this title was Brandon Ingram in 1999.

The young and energetic cast comprised of Hashen Rathnayaka, Taariq Jurangpathy, Shakib Hisham, Zaahid Aman, Sushendra Peiris, Murthaaz Barry, Muaad Razick, Nabeel Barry, Draveen Ahamadeen, Fulail Thaha, Aqeel Mohideen, Nadeem Ashraff, Adib Mubark, and Akhlaq Ghazzali.

Newly elected President of the Wesley College Drama Society Murthaaz Barry was very keen to take the College Drama society to great heights by winning the championship in the year to come with the support of the seniors.


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