Colombo’s oldest and first English medium school
173 Years of Excellence in Education
Leading the Generation
with Full of Skills
educational development
To Create a Disciplined Society
bringing together all Communities
A Platform for National Reconciliation
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About Our School

Established in 1847, as a new school in Dematagoda with the intention of teaching English to the local students, the school was named after a saint, named “Matthews”. St. Matthew’s College not only disseminate knowledge to the students of the area but also it established itself as a platform for national reconciliation by bringing together all Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burghers.


Mohamed Danish

For outstanding performance at the Grade 5 Scholarship 2020 by obtaining the school’s highest results. We are proud of you. Best of luck to your future.

News & Events
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Welcoming the New Grade 1 Students 2021

Welcoming the New Grade 1 Students 2021

School held a program ‘Kakulu Thuru Udana-National tree planting program’, by distributing plants to the newly enrolled students for grade 1 for the year 2021.
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100 marks above Students at the Grade 5 Scholarship 2020

100 marks above Students at the Grade 5 Scholarship 2020

Here are the student who obtained marks above 100 at the Grade 5 Scholarship 2020. All the best for your future. We are proud of you all.
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Infrared Thermometer Donated

Infrared Thermometer Donated

An infrared thermometer was donated by Colombo District MP, Mr. Madura Witanage on 31st August 2020 at the School General Meeting.
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Message from the Principal

Mr. U.D.S. Wickramarathna

The Principal

About 173 years ago, St.Matthew’s College was established by the government to cater the educational need of the children of not only Dematagoda but also for the whole country.

It aims to bring together all ethnicities of Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burghers together in to one country cantering Colombo city and bringing peace and harmony to all the citizens.

The school has produced intellectuals, artists, administrators, sportsman and politicians to the motherland.

We strive to modernize the past and to create a better exemplary student generation.

By turning a new page at St Matthew’s College, academic and non-academic staff, students, school development society and the past pupils of the school are working together tirelessly to transform the school into a bright and one of the best school’s  in Colombo city.

The prestigious events such as the annual walk, Commemorative stamp, felicitation ceremonies, annual concert etc… bring pride to the school. The objective of the of these programmer are to develop the good will of the school and its educational development and to create a disciplined society and citizens.

Dedication and commitment will push us to that end.