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Boys' School

Established Date



Royal College Main Building, Rajakeeya Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka


A school which began with just 20 students is now a center for primary and secondary education for more than eight thousand students drawn from all over the country making, Royal College a truly national school. It is also significant that its student population consists of all communities and all faiths in the country and thereby is a good example of communal and religious harmony among its students.

Royal College has produced a vast array of persons of eminence in diverse fields of activity from the learned professions to administrators, sportsmen and national leaders both before and after independence. And there are many more Royalists who have in their own way contributed to building the nation.

We all believe that education is the best general investment one could make for the future. The role of education in the development of a country is incomparable. Taking the goals of education into consideration, an institution such as Royal College being a state run school provides commendable opportunities to develop multifaceted skills and talents of its student population. The large sports complex, playing fields, IT laboratories and interactive whiteboard room are a few extraordinary developments. The language training courses, sports practices, IT and aesthetic functions concurrently provide the basis of developing well-rounded future citizens.


Thy spirit first to life awoke
In eighteen hundred and thirty five
Beneath the sway of Marsh and Boake
Thenceforth did lanka’s learning thrive

School where our fathers learnt the way before us
Learnt of books and learnt of men, through thee we’ll do the same
True to our watchword “Disce Aut Discede”
We will learn of books and men, and learn to play the game

Within thy shade our fathers trod
The path that leads to man’s estate;
They have repaid the debt they owed;
They kept thy fame inviolate.


And we their loyal sons now bear
The torch, with hearts as sound as oak;
Our lusty throats now raise a cheer
For Hartley, Harward, Marsh and Boake.


Societies and Activities

Advanced English Skills Improvement Unit
Agriculture Society
Art Circle
Astronomical Society
Aviation Society
Buddhist Brotherhood
Catholic Students’ Union
Chemistry Club
Commerce Society
Computer Society
Dancing Society
English Debaters’ Council
English Drama Society
English Literary Association
Entrepreneurs Club
Gavel Club
General Knowledge Club
Hindu Students’ Union
Green Circle
History Society
Interact Club
Islamic Society
Library Readers Association
Media Unit
Mathematics Society
Mother Sri Lanka
Non Addict Movement
Oriental Music Society
Photographic Society
Philatelic Club
Red Cross Society
Science Association
Scrabble Club
Sinhala Drama Society
Sinhala Language and Literature Unit
Sinhala Oratory and Debating Society
Social Services League
Tamil Debaters’ Council
Tamil Dramatic Society
Tamil Karnatic Music Society
Tamil Literary Association
Technologies Club
United Nations Club
Western Music Society
Young Inventors’ Club
Young Zoologists’ Association

Available Facilities
Open hours today: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Monday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Tuesday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Wednesday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Thursday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Friday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Saturday


  • Sunday


  • May 26, 2022 4:35 PM local time

Contact Details
  • Rajakeeya Mawatha, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka
  • +94112695256
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Update :

Prefects win! Hand shakes all around.

A late comeback with some power hitting takes the prefects over the line!

Prefects win it with an over to spare.

What an effort by the teachers!


Update :

It’s all even at the half way mark! The prefects have been held to 47 for 2 at the end of 5 overs.

They require another 48 runs in 5 overs if they are to walk away victorious. An enthralling finish awaits!

Traditions must continue!

The Teachers vs Prefects Cricket Encounter took off in style with the Teachers scoring a challenging 94 off their 10 overs!

Prefects are walking out to bat!


#RClive Dialog Schools Rugby 7s :

Royal beat Ananda 33-0
Royal beat Zahira 31-0

Royal are through to the Cup Semis!

1st Semi Final :
Royal vs S. Thomas’ (3.00pm) live on @ThePapareSports

Vote ROYAL for “Most Popular Team” at

Royalist Yusef Hazari wins the Sri Lanka National Sailing Championship 2021 - Optimist fleet, at the Bolgoda Lake on the 11th of December, 2021.

He is one of the youngest to win the Nationals in the Optimist class.

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