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"Virtus Et Veritas" (Virtue and Truth)


Boys' School

Established Date

18 January 1922


Bambalapitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka


To be a school of Excellence which guides students towards the fullness of life


To provide a holistic education which nurtures the intellect shapes character and promotes Christian values within a disciplines learning environment


St. Peter's College (Sinhala: සාන්ත පීතර විදුහල, Tamil: செயிண்ட் பீட்டர் கல்லூரி) is a boys-only primary to secondary (inclusive) school in the Bambalapitiya zone of Colombo, Sri Lanka, founded in 1922.

In 1919, just after the end of World War I, Fr. M.J. Le Goc, Rector of St Joseph's College, Colombo, wanted to start a college in the southern suburbs of Colombo and acquired a block of cinnamon land in Bambalapitiya.

Construction began on 7 July 1921 under the supervision of J R J Jayesuria, an alumnus of St. Joseph's College. In December 1921, Fr. Le Goc announced that St. Joseph's College South would open in January 1922.

The buildings were designed by Fr. Le Goc, and were built in six months. The quadrangle in front had an oval drive running around it. Fr. Le Goc also incorporated the concept of open-air classrooms.

The inauguration took place on Wednesday 18 January 1922. 204 students were admitted on that day and by the end of the year, the number had risen to 268. The First rector was Fr.D.J.Nicholas Perera O.M.I. As of 2019, the Rector is Rev. Fr. Rohitha Rodrigo, and there were 6,088 students.


Chorus:   Lend a heart and lend a hand,
And lift the flag on high!
Let its glorious colours give
A greeting to the sky!
Golden gleam and silver sheen
And Blue that crowns the world!
Set the Flag a flying. Boys
Keep the flag unfurled.

While in boyhood, here we linger,
Mid a garden's fragrant flowers,
Who shall dare to point the finger
When such joys are ours,
Work enduring, play alluring
Fill our happy hours.
Ills all - curing, health ensuring,
In St. Peter's bowers!
and our Flag is floating proudly,
Let us sing its praises loudly!


"Strong as rocks" we'll meet the surges,                                                                                                                                 Of the stormy sea of fate,
Ever led where conscience urges,
Towards a nobler state:
"Strong as rocks", in play or study
Meeting friend and foe,
Fields of Culture, fields all muddy.
Watch us as we grow!
See, Our Banner's floating proudly
Let us sing its praises loudly!


"Strong as rocks", we'll play the game Boys                                                                                                                           Ever fighting for the rights,
Never stain the College name, Boys:
Keep the flag in sight:
Lit us march, eves front, together
Helping those in need,
"Mid Life's foul or fairer weather,
We'll be friends indeed,
While our Flag is floating proudly,
Let us sing its praises loudly!


Music By: George De Niese,

Words By: T.L. Minor


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School Houses & Colours

Primary School Houses:

Upper School Houses

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 18, 2022 3:07 AM local time

Contact Details
  • St. Peter's College Galle Road, Colombo 04. Sri Lanka.
  • 0094112588249
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High Commissioner @SarojaSirisena participated in a Holy Mass organised by St. Peter's College Old Boys' Union, UK Branch at @WestminsterCath on 22 January 2022 to commemorate the significant milestone of the #centenary✨celebration of @SPC_Colombo


Mass for the 100th Anniversary of St Peter’s College, Colombo, celebrated by Fr Ruwan Hewawasam at Westminster Cathedral

(@WestminsterCath) #PeteriteCentenary

Commemorative Stamp and First Day Cover to mark the centenary celebrations of St. Peter's College


Centenary Celebrations - St. Peter's College Col. 04 | Peterite Media

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