Tuesday, 13 September 2022

St. Sylvester's College

St. Sylvester's College (Sinhala: මහනුවර ශාන්ත සිල්වෙස්තර විද්‍යාලය) is a government boys' school situated in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

The school was established on 1 November 1940 as a Catholic school (Abeyawardana, 2004). The first principal was Fr. Robert M. Perera and the first intake was 250 students with a staff of 12 (Abeyawardana, 2004). Perera served 9 years from 1940 to 1949 and he was followed by D.M.G. Seneviratna who later became the Director of Education in Sri Lanka (Abeyawardana, 2004).

In 1961, the school was taken over by the government.

At present, the school has common facilities such as classrooms, laboratories, libraries, a playground etc. The main administrative building is considered a heritage structure and presently, it has been designated as an archaeological protected monument by the government gazette notification published on 8 July 2005.

Classes are conducted for boys students from grade 1 to grade 13. 

1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. p.53.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. no: 1401. 8 July 2005.

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