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.
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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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173 Years of Excellence in Education

173 Years of Excellence in Education

on 17th July 2020, St. Matthew’s College, Colombo’s oldest and 1st English medium school Celebrated 173 Years of Excellence in Education
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Dengue Prevention & Sanitation Program

Dengue Prevention & Sanitation Program

St. Matthew’s College organized a program on 11th & 26th June 2020, not only sanitation for Covid-19, but also to prevent dengue spreading around the school.
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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.