Colombo Hindu College

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Hindu College Colombo
Hindu College Colombo Crest.png
77 Lorensz Road


Sri Lanka
Coordinates6°53′1.09″N 79°51′42.73″E / 6.8836361°N 79.8618694°E / 6.8836361; 79.8618694
MottoTamil: கற்றாங்கு ஒழுகுக
(Katraangu Ozhuguga)
(Follow what you study)
Established12 February 1951; 70 years ago (1951-02-12)
PrincipalK.Manimarphann (present)
Enrollment3000 (2016)
Color(s)Chocolate & gold

Hindu College Colombo or Colombo Hindu College (Tamil: இந்துக் கல்லூரி - கொழும்பு) is a Tamil language National School situated at Bambalapitiya, in the suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was founded in 1951.This school was started when C/Hindu College is "பிள்ளையார் பாடசாலை" [Pillayar paadasaalai] by Justice C.Nagalingam Q.C.Colombo Hindu College is now considered as one of the most prominent Tamil national schools in the city of Colombo due to its reputation in the way of providing education. The words of wisdom of this school is "Proud To Be A Hinduite".[1]Mr.K.Manimarphan is the current Principal of the school who took charge as the position of Principal in 09.10.2020.

In March 2019, the P. Sara Oval was chosen to host its first school cricket Big Match, well known as the 10th Battle of the Hinduites between Colombo Hindu College and Jaffna Hindu College, a stadium which was adopted as temporary home ground for Colombo Hindu College.[2]


The school provides Tamil and English-medium education for pupils aged 6 to 19 years in its Primary and Upper sections.[3] 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.[4]


The College started as பிள்ளையார் பாடசாலை (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 as the school is regarded as one of the leading government national schools in the country. The first Principal of this school was Mr. Pathmanathan.[5]

The school has four main houses namely; Kambar, Valluvar, Barathi and Illango (the four most important historians in Tamil language history) which are used to represent the students at the Sports meet which is held annually.[6] The school anthem was written in 1976 mentioning these four houses very often in the anthem.[7]

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.[8][9]

School flag and emblem[edit]

The official school flag was designed and introduced by the former principal of the school, Pathmanathan. The flag has three horizontal stripes, gold in the centre and rest of brown. The college emblem is placed in the centre of the gold stripe. The Hindu College Colombo emblem depicts the motto of the school "Follow what you study".[10][11]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Colombo Hindu College". Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  2. ^ Sports, Hindu College, Colombo-. "10th Iconic Big Match - Battle of Hinduites - 8 March 2019". Evensi. Archived from the original on 27 March 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  3. ^ Shaman, Eranga. "Education Times - Hindu College Colombo, 04; A temple of learning showing true colours". Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  5. ^ "History – Hindu College Colombo". Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Houses – Hindu College Colombo". Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Anthem – Hindu College Colombo". Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  8. ^ "(Photos) Malinga and Kulasekara at Hindu College cricket nets opening ceremony". Island Cricket. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  9. ^ "About us – Hindu College – Alumni Association". Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Flag – Hindu College Colombo". Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Emblem – Hindu College Colombo". Retrieved 12 February 2018.

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