The English Literary Association of D. S. Senanayake College, since its inception in 1982 has been the most active club within school which has bought many glories to our alma mater. The club fosters the development English theatre and debating within the school and boasts of a long and illustrious history.
Drama productions within school began through participation at the All Island Shakespeare Drama Competition in the early 1980s. Vipula Amarasinghe won the award for the best actor in 1987 and from then onwards the school had a succession of the finest individual and cast performances the competition has seen in recent years, Including being crowned Champions in the years 1993, 1994, 2012 and 2018.
Shakespeare Drama productions under the supervision of Mr. Nalan Somathilake also claims the record of most frequent participation in the Shakespeare Drama Competitions since 1986 with 33 consecutive years of drama productions on stage. Within this time period we have managed to be the school which has produced the most number of best actors, most number of best supporting actors and also been the school that has qualified to a number of Finals.
Mentioned below are some of our key achievements in the Shakespeare Arena,
The English Literary Association of D.S. Senanayake College has also been able to create the most number of Best actors throughout the All Island Shakespeare Drama Competitions,