|Point Pedro, Jaffna District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka|
|School type||Public provincial (APS) 1AB|
(Let there be light)
|Founder||Rev Dr. Peter Percival|
|School district||Vadamarachi Education Zone|
Hartley College (Tamil: ஹாட்லிக் கல்லூரி Hāṭlik Kallūri) is a provincial school in Point Pedro, Sri Lanka. Founded in 1838 by British Methodist missionaries, it is one of Sri Lanka's oldest schools. The school is named after Wesleyan priest and missionary Rev. Hartley.
Methodist missionaries from Britain arrived in Ceylon on 29 June 1814. The Wesleyan Mission Central School was founded in 1838 by Rev. Dr. Peter Percival. The school is located at the current location of the Methodist Girls' High School. The school transferred to its current site in 1874. The school was renamed Christ Church School in 1912 and Hartley College in 1916.
Most private schools in Ceylon were taken over by the government in 1960. Hartley College becomes a publicly funded school on 1 December 1960.
Following arson by the Sri Lankan government forces in 1984 , the school moved to Puttalai from 1985 to 1990. In 1989, the school appeared on a postage stamp issued to commemorate its 150th anniversary. From 1996 to 2002, part of the school was occupied by the Sri Lanka Army, and the school remains in a high security zone. In 2005, part of the school was destroyed by a grenade thrown from a motorcycle.
- 1838-60 Rev. Dr. Peter Percival
- 1861-68 Rev. D. P. Niles
- 1868- Samuel Hensman
- -1878 J. C. T. Sherrard
- 1906 S. A. Paulpillai
- 1906-12 S. S. Kanapathipillai
- 1912-15 E. S. Abraham
- 1915-43 C. P. Thamotheram
- 1943-67 K. Pooranampillai
- 1967-71 S. Ratnasabapathy
- 1971-73 C. Rajathurai
- 1973-75 P. Ahamparam
- 1975-85 W. N. S. Samuel
- 1985-93 P. Balasingam
- 1993-97 K. Nadarajah
- 1997-99 P. Venugopalavanithasan
- 1999-00 N. Gunaseelan
- 2000-02 M. Sripathy
- 2003-05 V. Pathmanathan
- 2005- N. Theivendraraja
- K. Alvapillai - Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Food and Ministry of Commerce & Trade.
- T. E. Anandaraja - Inspector General of Police.
- V. Anandasangaree - Member of Parliament, Leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front.
- K. D. Arulpragasam - Vice-Chancellor of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
- C. J. Eliezer - Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Ceylon, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor of Mathematics.
- M. Esurupadham - Judge, magistrate, crown proctor.
- K. Ganeshalingam - Mayor of Colombo.
- A. Gnanathasan - Deputy Solicitor General of Sri Lanka, President's Counsel.
- D. Jeyanandan - Professor and Head of Department of Surveying & Land Information, University of the West Indies, Deputy Surveyor General of Sri Lanka.
- K. Kanapathypillai - Head of the Department of Tamil, University of Ceylon, Peradeniya.
- A. P. Kandasamy - Director of the Department of Meteorology.
- Ian K. Karan - Minister of Economic Affairs for Hamburg, Member of Senate of Hamburg.
- C. Loganathan - General Manager of the Bank of Ceylon.
- A. Maheswaran - Director of Irrigation, Additional Secretary.
- K. Mathivanan - Vice President of Sri Lanka Cricket.
- Kingsley T. Muthiah - President of Methodist Church in Sri Lanka.
- M. Nadarajasundaram - Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce, University of Jaffna.
- V. Nandakumar - Head of the Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya.
- V. Nithiyanandam - Professor of Economics.
- R. Paramakuru - District Judge.
- S. Periyathamby - Clerk to the State Council of Ceylon.
- K. C. Praesoody - Superintendent of Excise.
- P. B. Premachandra - Air Vice Marshal of Sri Lanka.
- Annalingam Premashankar - High Court Judge
- J. M. Rajaratnam - Vice President of Singer Company.
- Rudra Rajasingham - Inspector General of Police.
- K. B. Ratnayake - Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.
- Shankar (Vaithilingam Sornalingam) - Senior member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
- V. N. Sivarajah - Secretary of North East Provincial Council, Divisional Revenue Officer.
- P. Suvarnarajah - High Court Judge.
- A. Thurairajah - Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jaffna.
- Ratnasiri Wickremanayake - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
- Sulochana Yohanathan - Deputy Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Director New Delmon Hospital
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