English Literary Union- Junior

Our Vision and Mission

The Junior English Literary Association of Bishop’s College has it’s vision and mission to develop skills required to facilitate the advancement and progress of  English Literature and the English Language as a whole inculcating the necessary skills through fun activities which will allow the present Junior Bishopians to one day SHINE in their chosen fields, through the proper use and knowledge of the English Language acquired from school and to enjoy works of good literature throughout their lives. It organizes fun and educational activities to keep the juniors interested in the language.

 Teachers in charge

Ms. Malsirini De Livera

Ms. Wendy Thenuwara

Ms. Chrishanthy Moses

Committee 2021

President – Dahamdee Madanayake 

Vice President – Amanda Vincent

Secretary – Indeevari de Silva 


History of the society 

The Junior English Literary Association was introduced in the year 2011. The very first President of the society was Shawnae Algama. The first teacher in charge was Ms. Manjula Mohinani. Thereafter Ms. Malsirini de Livera took over the responsibility of teacher in charge from the year 2016 up to date. During the tenure of the President, Vidara Dasanayake in 2018 Junior English Literary Association was nicknamed as J.E.L.A used as an abbreviation. 

Past Presidents

2011- Shawnae Algama

2012- Yashera Raddalgoda

2013- Hiruni Cooray

2014-Nuha Cassim

2015- Sandeepani Jayasinghe

2016-Hashani Abeygunawardene

2017-Tiara Ganegama

2018-Vidara Dassanayake

2019-Ashenka Sumanapala

2020-Shemali Abeygunawardene

Major Events

As a tradition the Junior English Literary Association has taken the responsibility of conducting a General Assembly for school throughout the years. The Amazing Race and also the Street Drama has turned into a tradition that are enjoyed by the students. “Once Upon a Time” was a joint project with the Library Society in the year 2018 which was organized to appreciate English Literature texts in an enjoyable way.

The Covid Pandemic that came up in 2020, didn’t stop the association being active. Committee meetings and many interactive activities have happened virtually from 2020 and is being continued up to date.

Recent Events

2021 - Introduction Session for 2021[Virtual]

Poetry Evening Auditions including a Workshop with Ms. Ashini Fernando. [ Virtual]


2020 - Amazing Race

             Online Interactive Sessions [Games]

             Online Book Quiz

Upcoming Events

Poetry Evening

News Reading Workshop

Online Drama

Online Puppet Show

Roald Dahl Day


Amazing Race 2020                                                  Amazing Race 2018

Committee meeting-2021

Virtual Poetry Evening 2021

Drama Workshop 2018

Street Drama 2018