Colombo Hindu College

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Hindu College Colombo
Hindu College Colombo Logo.jpg
77 Lorensz Road
Colombo 04, Western, 00400
Sri Lanka
Motto கற்றாங்கு ஒழுகுக (Katraangu Ozhuguga)
(Follow what you study)
Established 12 February 1951 (1951-02-12)
Principal (2016 - Present)
Staff 120
Enrollment 4,500 (2006)
Language Tamil
Color(s) Chocolate and Gold         

Colombo Hindu College or Bambalapitiya Hindu College is a Tamil language National School situated at Bambalapitiya, in the suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was founded in 1951.The words of wisdom of this school is "Proud To Be A Hinduite".[1]


The school provides Tamil and English-medium education for pupils aged 6 to 19 years in its Primary and Upper sections.The school consists of Primary section to Advanced Level section. In 2006, there were over 4500 students and 120 teachers. Nearly all the buildings are purpose-built and include the Science Laboratories, the Computer Room, the Library, and the Art facilities.[3]


The College started as Pillaiyaar Paadasaalai (Pillayaar School) on 12 February 1951 by The Hindu Educational Society, Colombo with 55 students with 2 teachers. But now it's standing high with over 4000 students and 250 teachers.

On 19 September 2016,The School's first practice pitch was opened and cricketers such as Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara were invited as chief guests for this historical moment.[4][5]

The school's official website to be launched probably on the 1st of June,2017

Big Match 2017[edit]

The big match between Colombo Hindu College and Jaffna Hindu College held in Colombo Hindu College Ground.It was the 7th Battle of the Hindus.Jaffna Hindu College dominated the drawn test match with a great batting spirit.[6][7][8]

  • Scorecard of the Big Match(7th Battle of the Blues)

Jaffna Hindu College 296 for 9 declared (M. Thuvaragan 57, E. Ganeshwaran 47, K. Nikesh 43, L. Sivaluxsan 39, J. Girethaganesh 35, Y. Vithusan 24: G. Dinesh 2 for 10, N. Ashan 2 for 44) and 214 for 6 declared (K. Nikesh 57)[9]

Hindu College Bambalapitiya (145/5 overnight) 274 (G. Dinesh 83, N. Ashan 48, K. Pavithran 30, B. Udeeshan 24, S. Sheron 23, S. Mathusan 20: L. Sivaluxsan 5 for 101, K. Pirakalathan 3 for 72) and 114 for 2 [9]

Hindu College went onto win a football encounter against Jaffna Hindu College with a massive 5-0 win.[10]


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  2. ^ Shaman, Eranga. "Education Times - Hindu College Colombo, 04; A temple of learning showing true colours". Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  4. ^ "(Photos) Malinga and Kulasekara at Hindu College cricket nets opening ceremony". Island Cricket. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  5. ^ "About us – Hindu College – Alumni Association". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  6. ^ "Jaffna Hindu College dominate drawn game". Island Cricket. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  7. ^ "Jaffna Hindu College dominate drawn game : Mirror Sports". Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  8. ^ Nation, The (2017-03-04). "Jaffna vs Colombo big match blows out alcohol » Nation". Nation. Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  9. ^ a b "Sunday Times - Big Match: Jaffna Hindu College dominate drawn 7th Battle of Hindus". Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  10. ^ Sidharth, Mayoo (2017-03-03). "Colombo trounce Jaffna in 'The Battle of Hindus'". Retrieved 2017-03-29.