Colombo’s oldest and first English medium school
172 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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Welcoming the New Grade 1 Students 2020

Welcoming the New Grade 1 Students 2020

School held a program ‘Sadarayan Piliganimu’ to welcome the Newly enrolled Grade 1 students. The program was held on 16th January 2020 at the school premises.
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St.Matthews Celebrating Xmas Day 2019

St.Matthews Celebrating Xmas Day 2019

Our College Celebrated Specail Day for the Xmas on 28th November 2019, before the School Holidays starts. Special thanks to Lion club Colombo Central and Atlas Sri Lanka.
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Annual Prize Giving for 2018/2019

Annual Prize Giving for 2018/2019

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St. Matthew’s College Annual Prize Giving for 2018/2019 was held on 4th November 2019 at the school main hall to award the students and teachers for their performances.
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Message from the Principal

Mr. U.D.S. Wickramarathna

The Principal

About 172 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.