St. Mary's College, Kegalle
|St. Mary's College, Kegalle|
|Motto||Latin: Non Sibi Sed Patriae|
(Not for Self but for Country)
|Established||1 March 1867|
|Founder||Rev. Fr. Domenico Pingulani|
|Medium of language||Sinhalese|
|Colour(s)||Red and Gold|
St. Mary’s College was established on 1 March 1867, the fifth Catholic school in the country established by the Benedictine Missionaries. The school was founded as a vernacular English school in 1867 by Rev. Fr. Domenico Pingulani, a Benedictine missionary, in connection with St. Mary's Church. It initially had 22 students and one teacher. The Jesuit Missionaries took over the running of the school in 1893. In 1902 Lucian van Langenberg was appointed the school's principal. In 1921 Rev. Fr. Berneart took over the administration of the school and by 1922 it had 110 students enrolled. In 1933 Rev. Fr. P. M. Baguet was appointed as principal. In 1947 St. Mary's College was elevated to a secondary school, with classes in English, Sinhala and Tamil. The same year the house system was re-introduced to the school, with the houses named after colours: Red, Blue, Green and Gold. In 1960 it was changed to a government school with 688 students enrolled and 36 staff. The school was elevated to a national school in 1995. In 2015 it had 3,600 students with 164 staff.
- Jayanath Colombage - Admiral, Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy (2012–14)
- Tharanga Paranavitana - Test Cricket Player (2009–12)
- Kandiah Thirugnansampandapillai Francis - Test Cricket Umpire
- School sinhala anthem
- 150th years anniversary official song
- Old Boys Association (OBA-2004)
- News from Old Boys Association
- Subasinghe, S. A. N. B. (2 March 2017). "St Marys College Kegalle celebrates its 150th Anniversary". The Daily Mirror. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
- "Kegalle St. Mary's College 150th anniversary". Sunday Observer. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
- Miranda, Sujitha (4 October 2015). "St Mary's College Kegalle wins awards in studies, chess and sports". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
- "Kegalle St Mary's College felicitates Navy Chief". The Daily Mirror. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
- Kariyawasam, Maxie (15 February 2009). "Tharanga Paranavitana – The new kid on the block". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
- Nagahawattte, Ravi (12 January 2003). "K. T. Francis: the most respected Sri Lankan Cricket umpire". Retrieved 29 March 2019.