Current RCOBECA President Senaka Senaviratne who was on a short visit to Sri Lanka met with the Principal of Royal College and handed over funds to purchase new equipment for the Royal College Media Unit.
Most activities of Royal College are reported and brought to our attention by the Media Unit of Royal College, popularly known as MURC Live. They have been in existence for many years, providing information to the Royal fraternity who live within Sri Lanka or abroad.
MURC covers many events, including the Royal Thomian Cricket Match, Bradby Shield, inter house sports meets, prize giving, colours night. MURC consist of over 60 students who love Royal College and, media is their passion. They operated with basic facilities in a sub standard class room within the college premises.
Upgrading the facilities of MURC effectively increases the quality and the skills of students. It also enables them to use the recently upgraded Royal College Union sound studio.
It also allows them to set up a modern facility and provides the Royal College students to enhance their passion in media, sound engineering, audio & videography knowledge which will ultimately avail themselves for the Digital Media era.
It is proposed to provide systematic training & use of proper language by arranging workshops with high profile media personalities.
Royal College Skills center Committee allocated a 125 sq ft air conditioned studio for the use of MURC with access to Blue and Gold Sound Studio facilities and furniture.
Setting up of such a valuable facility in the modern Royal College Union complex will secure the equipment with adequate security & inventory control will enable the effective use of equipment with professional supervision.
It also gives the students a chance to work with professionals.
The newly built facility is shown in the images below.