Wesley College (Colombo)

Wesley College (Sinhala: කොළඹ වෙස්ලි විද්‍යාලය; Tamil: உவெசுலி கல்லூரி, கொழும்பு) is a semi-government boys' school situated in Welikada in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. It is named after John Wesley (1703-1791), the founder of the Methodist Church.

The school was established for boys on 2 March 1874 in Pettah by Rev. Daniel Henry Pereira (Gunawardena, 2003). Pereira became its first Vice Principal during the Principalship of Rev. Samuel Rowse Wilkin. It is said that the classes were conducted on the verandahs of the Old Methodist Church.

The school was moved to the present site near Borella in 1907 (Gunawardena, 2003).

At present, the school has common facilities such as classrooms, laboratories, libraries, a playground etc. Classes are conducted for boys students from grade 1 to grade 13. 

1) Gunawardena, C.A., 2003. Encyclopedia of Sri Lanka. Sterling Publishers Pvt Ltd. ISBN: 81-207-2536-0. p.307.

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This page was last updated on 13 October 2022

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