St. Peter's College, Negombo

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St. Peter’s College, Negombo
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St. Peter’s College, Negombo is located in Sri Lanka
St. Peter’s College, Negombo
St. Peter’s College, Negombo
Fernando Avenue

Coordinates7°12′44″N 79°50′24″E / 7.2121589°N 79.8401034°E / 7.2121589; 79.8401034Coordinates: 7°12′44″N 79°50′24″E / 7.2121589°N 79.8401034°E / 7.2121589; 79.8401034
School typeProvincial
MottoSinhalese: විනය දැනුම අඳුර නසයි, translit. Vinaya danuma andura nasai
(Discipline and Knowledge Clears Darkness)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Founded1903; 116 years ago (1903)
PrincipalK. D. R. W. D. Fernando
Teaching staff~200
Age range5-19
Number of students~4,000
Average class size40
Medium of languageEnglish and Sinhala
HousesKeerthi, Shakthi and Pragathi
Color(s)Red, yellow & green
SongHelayē Sōbhā
Publication Kawluwa

St. Peter’s College (Sinhalese: සාන්ත පීතර විදුහල, translit. Sāntha Pīthara viduhala; Tamil: செயிண்ட் பீட்டர் கல்லூர) (also known as St. Peter's Central College) is a Roman Catholic school in Negombo, Sri Lanka with a history of over a century. It is the largest Roman Catholic, co-educational school fully owned by the government of Sri Lanka.[citation needed]


The school was founded in 1903 with 33 Students and 3 teachers in St. Peter’s Church, Negombo. Currently, the school has about 4,000 students in classes from grades 1 to 13 in both English and Sinhala mediums.[1][2]


Name Motto Colour
Keerthi Fame Yellow     
Pragathi Progress Red     
Shakthi Strength Green     


  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Karate
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Football

Big Match[edit]

The Battle of the Seagulls is the annual Big Match played between St. Peter's College and St. Sebastian's College, Katuneriya; the inaugural encounter was held in 2012.[3]


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  3. ^ "6th Battle of the Sea Gulls: St. Sebastian's Katuneriya meet St. Peter's Negombo today". Daily News. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2018.