Colombo’s oldest and first English medium school
174+ Years of Excellence in Education
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Leading the Generation
with Full of Skills
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educational development
To Create a Disciplined Society
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bringing together all Communities
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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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Annual Prize Giving for 2018/2019

Annual Prize Giving for 2018/2019

Events News
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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Sesca  Swimming Championship

Sesca Swimming Championship

7th Annual “Sesca Aqua Gala” All lsland Age Groups Girls & Boys Junior Swimming Championship was won by Our Grade 8 Student, Mohamed Diwan.
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Bak Maha Avrudu Uthsawaya 2019

Bak Maha Avrudu Uthsawaya 2019

‘Bak Maha Avrudu Uthsawaya ’ was held at the Campbell Park Grounds, Borella to celebrate ‘The Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival’ .
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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.