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Description: S. Thomas' College Mount Lavinia is a private institution providing primary and secondary education in Sri Lanka.

Established in 1851 by Rt. Rev. James Chapman, the first Bishop of Colombo, the school was modelled on English public schools. While retatining some of this heritage, S. Thomas' College has suitably adapted to the Sri Lankan social context in which it operates.

The school is run by a Warden, assisted by a Sub-Warden and several Headmasters. The overall administration of the school rests in the hands of a Board of Governors headed by the incumbent Bishop of Colombo.

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Current name - S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia

Foundation name - College of St. Thomas the Apostle

Foundation date - 3 February 1851

Founders - Church of Ceylon

District - Colombo

Location - Mutwal / Mount Lavinia


This is what the college web site gives about college moving to Mount on 26/1/1918. http://stcmount.edu.lk/2017/02/01/mutwal-mount-lavinia/

After 67 prosperous years at Mutwal, S.Thomas’ College finally relocated to the sandy shores of Mount Lavinia in the year 1918 under the guidance of Warden W. A. Stone. The move from Mutwal was a long and arduous journey. However, with the help of Bishop E.A Copleston and Mr.C.E.A. Dias who contributed a large portion of their time and money to facilitate the transference, Warden Stone successfully moved the college from Mutwal to Mount Lavinia. Despite the significant distance between Mutwal and Mount Lavinia, a majority of the boys chose to relocate to the new site. Upon arrival they did not encounter the picturesque campus that exists today but rather only the main class room block and the laboratory (the present library building), while the big club grounds was comprised largely of coconut trees. Throughout his tenure, Warden Stone took steps to ensure that the campus available to the students was extended. The first event of 1918 was the blessing of the College by the Bishop of Colombo on the 26th of January 1918. That service marked the beginning of what would become the first day of a 100 years of existence at Mount Lavinia and the passage of many generations of gentlemen produced from the halls of this hallowed institution. -

See more at: http://stcmount.edu.lk/2017/02/01/mu....7i8g0wLc.dpuf

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Subject: List of the Oldest schools in Sri Lanka



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Current name

Foundation name

Foundation date

Founders

District

Location











Richmond College, Galle

The Galle School

25 July 1814[a]

Wesleyan Methodist Mission

Galle

Galle
Methodist Central College



29 August 1814

Wesleyan Methodist Mission

Batticaloa

Batticaloa
Newstead Girls College



31 July 1816

Wesleyan Methodist Mission

Gampaha

Negombo
Union College, Tellippalai

Common Free School

9 December 1816

American Ceylon Mission

Jaffna

Tellippalai
Jaffna Central College

Jaffna Wesleyan English School

1817[b]

Wesleyan Methodist Mission, North Ceylon

Jaffna

Jaffna
Christ Church Boys' School

Baddegama Seminary

March 1819

Church Mission Society of the Anglican Church

Galle

Baddegama
Methodist Girls' College, Trincomalee



1819

Wesleyan Methodist Mission

Trincomalee

Trincomalee
Vincent Girls' High School



1820

Wesleyan Methodist Mission

Batticaloa

Batticaloa
Sri Jayawardenepura Maha Vidyalaya

Cotta Institute

1822

Church Mission Society of the Anglican Church

Colombo

Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
St. John's College, Jaffna

Nallur English Seminary

March 1823

Church Mission Society of the Anglican Church

Jaffna

Jaffna
Methodist Girls' High School, Point Pedro

Wesleyan Mission Central School

1823

Wesleyan Methodist Mission, North Ceylon

Jaffna

Point Pedro
Vigneshwara Maha Vidyalaya



1823

Wesleyan Methodist Mission

Trincomalee

Trincomalee
Uduvil Girls' College

Missionary Seminary and Female Central School

1824

American Ceylon Mission

Jaffna

Uduvil
Vembadi Girls' High School



1834

Wesleyan Methodist Mission, North Ceylon

Jaffna

Jaffna
Royal College, Colombo

Hill Street Academy

1835



Colombo

Colombo
Manipay Memorial English School



1836

American Ceylon Mission

Jaffna

Manipay
Hartley College

Wesleyan Mission Central School

1838[c]

Wesleyan Methodist Mission, North Ceylon

Jaffna

Point Pedro
St. Thomas' College, Matara



10 March 1844

Christian Missionary Society of England

Matara

Matara
Holy Family Convent, Jaffna



1845



Jaffna

Jaffna
Kopay Christian College



1850



Jaffna

Kopay
St. Patrick's College, Jaffna

Jaffna Catholic English School

1850

Roman Catholic Church

Jaffna

Jaffna
S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia

College of St. Thomas the Apostle

3 February 1851

Church of Ceylon

Colombo

Mutwal / Mount Lavinia

Udupiddy American Mission College



4 January 1852

American Ceylon Mission

Jaffna

Udupiddy
St. Anthony's College, Kandy



1854

Roman Catholic Church

Kandy

Kandy
St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa



1854

Roman Catholic Church

Colombo

Moratuwa
St. Xavier's College, Nuwara Eliya



1859

Roman Catholic Church

Nuwara Eliya


St. Mary's College, Trincomalee



1864



Trincomalee

Trincomalee
St. Benedict's College, Colombo



1865

Benedictine monks

Colombo

Colombo
Methodist College, Colombo

Kollupitiya Girls' English School

7 November 1866

Wesleyan Methodist Mission

Colombo

Colombo
St. Joseph's College, Trincomalee

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