The Media Unit of Royal College
The Media Unit of Royal College was founded in the year 2001 as the Mass Media Unit under the guidance of Mr. J. Patabandi.
Beginning with the longtime staples of school media units’ such as announcing and news reading, MURC gradually expanded its’ horizons to include new avenues such as Webcasting, Videography, Photography, Web Designing and on occasion, Event Management.
MURC was soon joined by Mrs. B. Shyamalee as the T-I-C.
The Media Unit of Royal College currently consists of four firms.
The Royal News Team – The Royal News Team, is currently the official news portal at Royal College. This department is a tri-lingual department which is Sinhala, Tamil and English. Royal News Team has excelled far beyond its field thanks to its innovative and hard working crew, Royal News Team is also planning on introducing a 24 hour news bulletin on text messages and a weekly e-magazine as well. Royal News Team also takes the initiative in preparing documentaries on occasion etc.
MURC Creatives – MURC Creatives consists of Photography, Event Organizing and Event Management. MURC Creatives had so far shown their unparalleled talent in SaGa VII and many other event held in college.
Le Postre Team – Le Postré Team is a subsidiary firm of the media unit of Royal College, taking forth art together with tradition and creating opportunities for young Royalists to enable their creativity to the world.
Video Crew – Video Crew’s sole responsibility is covering events. Pre production (Videography), post production (Video editing) is done by this department.
“To be a professionally administrated unit with guidance providing assistance wherever needed.”
To serve our alma-mater in all its Media oriented needs while simultaneously training our members to be effective and successful media personalities in the future.
Forging new horizons in the fields related to Media within the country.
In the year 2007, the Media Unit of Royal College began pioneering sports webcasts. In spite of working with limited technical knowledge and equipment at the time, the webcasts were quite successful, paving the way for future forays into the field. Gradually from 2008-2011 the streaming improved, graduating from a blog, to Royal College.lk and finally, in the year 2012, to our very own site, MURClive.com. Today, MURClive has risen to a standard comparable to that of professional sports casting companies.
Media Unit of Royal College (MURC) itself has greatly expanded and improved, attaining professional level proficiency in many Media related disciplines, including but not limited to; Announcing, Webcasting, Event Management, Graphic Designing, Marketing, Public Relations, Videography, Photography, Journalism etc. Today, the Unit is divided into four main firms (MURC Creatives, Design1835, Royal News Team and the Video Crew) operating under the main umbrella body.
The website www.MURClive.com is the dedicated Sporting website of Royal College & fully administrated by the Media Unit and is a non-profit endeavor solely funded by sponsors & well wishers and of course, Royal itself. This constitutes an enormous workload, especially in the midst of our numerous other projects
Executive Board of MURC 2017
MURCLIVE Channel Head
Ast. MURCLIVE Channel Head
2016 – “A” Grade Award (Chairman – Thanuka Pathirage)
2015 – “A” Grade Award/ Best Publication Award / Best Digital Project Award (Chairman – Daham Gunawardene)
2014 – “A” Grade Award (Chairman – Lasindu Hansitha)
2013 – “A” Grade Award (Chairman – Shehan Karunaratne)
2012 – “C” Grade Award (Chairman – Kavish Weerawardene)
2011 – “B” Grade Award (Chairman – Wathsala Ruberu)
2010 – “A” Grade Award (Chairman – Birendra Jayathileke)