Methodist College, Colombo

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Methodist College
Sri Lanka
Type Public
Established 1866
Faculty 75
Enrollment 1800
Affiliation Methodist Church

Methodist College is a leading girls school in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Established in 1866, it is affiliated to the Methodist Church and provides primary and secondary education.

The school currently maintains a student body of 1800 and approximately 75 teachers. The institution conducts 2 streams of classes in Sinhala and Tamil with English as a second language.


In 1866, a missionary called Miss Catherine Scott came to Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon) and started the "Kollupitiya Girl's English School" in a large room with barely 40 girls. There were 3 sections in this room, that were 2 for Sinhala and English classes and the other one for herself, in order to learn Sinhala from a pundit.

In 1883, when Miss Scott left, the school was registered as a "Grant-in-Aid" English high school with 99 students and renamed as "Kollupitiya Girls High School."

Notable alumni[edit]


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