Art Exhibition

The Art Club of S. Thomas’ College, will be having an Art Exhibition in the Auditorium ’79 on Friday the 24th (after 3.00pm) and Saturday the 25th (full day) of February 2023. 

All are welcome.

Chandimal Fernando presents Tribute to MS

In association with the Staff Club of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia, Chandimal Fernando will be presenting a concert in tribute to M.S. Fernando at the Bishop’s College Auditorium on Sunday the 19th of February 2023 at  7.30pm. 

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Old Boy’s Day 2023

The Old Boy’s Day is scheduled to be held on Saturday the 11th of February 2023

The following events have been organised in keeping with the Old Boy’s Day:

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Bishop James Chapman Medal of Honour

This award was introduced by the present Warden at the Prize Giving for 2016, the year that the College celebrated the 165th anniversary of our foundation, not only to remember our revered Founder, Bishop James Chapman, the 1st Anglican Bishop of Colombo, but also to recognize a student who exemplifies and demonstrates what the citation that accompanies the Medal states, “the values of faith, courage, service above self, loyalty, and integrity” and thus fulfils the Founder’s Vision of education:

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VACANCIES IN GRADE 6 – 2023 Sinhala/ Tamil Medium

Applications are called for limited vacancies in the above Grade. Students who have passed the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination – 2022 with high marks may apply. Involvement in sports and other extra-curricular activities will be given due consideration.

Those who wish to apply should visit to purchase and submit the application form online during the period 30/01/2023 to 12/02/2023.

The cost of an application form is Rs.1,000/- (non refundable)
No application forms will be sent or accepted by post.

Submitting an application does not guarantee admission.


The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

The much anticipated ‘Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols’ was held on the 4th of December at 6pm in the Chapel of the Transfiguration, after a span of 2 years, when we were unable to have a congregation due to Covid restrictions.

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11th Annual Trinity – Thomian Football encounter

The 11th Annual Trinity – Thomian Football encounter was held at the Big Club Grounds of S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia on the 14th of September 2022. This encounter comprised of the under 16 encounter, the old boys encounter and the under 19 encounter. Mr. Janesh Ratnadasa, an old Thomian was invited as the Chief Guest of this event.

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2022 Zonal Athletics meet

The 2022 Zonal Athletics meet was held from the 6th to the 9th of September at St Sebastian’s College grounds with 45 schools participating. The Thomian Athletics team emerged 1st runners up with 53 College Athletes qualifying for the Western Provincial meet happening later this year.

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The Field is Set and ready for Play

‘With great power comes great responsibility’. Who would expect to learn life-lessons or gain insights for tackling ‘real-life’ situations from a fictional movie called ‘The Amazing Spider Man’? Well, surprisingly this quote is very true and apt for the newly appointed Head and Deputy Head Prefects.

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Chin up ‘Thora’

“It doesn’t really matter whether you win or lose the game; what counts is how you played the game.” Coming into this game as the underdogs, Chariya and his young Thomian side kept their spirits up as they fought hard against a renowned and experienced Pathanian squad.”

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STC win Western Province Hockey Title after 19 years

The U-20 Western province tournament, a much awaited event for the U-20 hockey team, marked the beginning of their playing season. A long line of matches and tournaments lay ahead. The team faced off against Bandaranayake College Gampaha, in their qualifying round, dominating with a score of 14 – 0 – which is speculated to be the highest number of goals scored in the tournament. The match served as a great confidence boost for the team before advancing forward to the quarter finals. 

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Reopening the Primary School

Further to the notice issued by the Ministry of Education, we are absolutely delighted to announce  the reopening of the Primary School (all grades from Kindergarten to Upper III) on Tuesday the  26th of October 2021 according to the schedule given in this circular. Please read through the  circular and note all the information given herein.  

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Teachers’ Day Assembly

A special assembly to celebrate Teachers’ Day was held on the 6th of October 2021. The assembly recognised teachers who have contributed long years of service to the school.

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Children’s Day Assembly

A special assembly to celebrate Children’s Day was held on the 1st of October 2021 with the participation of the Bishop of Colombo, the Warden, the Sub Warden, the Chaplains, Staff and Students of the school.

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IAL Results 2021

Despite the numerous obstacles, the rapid changes, and the uncertainties, the students of the International A/level section achieved new heights in the results they produced at the Summer 2021 International A/S Level and A/Level examination held in May. These grades were achieved solely by the students, by performing exceptionally well in the unseen examination conducted by Pearson and marked by external examiners. Further, 99% of the syllabus was covered online with only a few sessions of revision held in school. Yet the boys persevered and did not give up on themselves, their teachers, or the school. 

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O/Level Class of 2020 – Results

Following a 6 month wait, the results of the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination for 2020 held in March 2021, were released yesterday, and we are indeed delighted to announce that the batch has performed exceptionally well, considering the fact that most of their education was conducted virtually due to the pandemic.

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CANTAMUS | A Virtual Concert

The Canto Perpetua Choir of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia has come together yet again with a virtual performance in Concert form. CANTAMUS – A Virtual Concert, was premiered on YouTube at 6.00 pm on Saturday, 11th September 2021.

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Letter to Old Boys from the Warden

Feast of St Thomas the Apostle,  
3rd July 2021
Dear Fellow Thomians,

Fraternal greetings from the School by the Sea. 

As we start the second half of 2021 still in a situation where S. Thomas’, together with all schools in Sri Lanka,  remains closed, I thought I should write to you to keep you informed of how things are going at the moment, so you will have accurate and up to date information about the state of things for your various alumni groups. 

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Thomian Empowerment

Have you ever wondered what it means to be a great leader? Did you ever ponder on what truly makes a man an exemplary leader? Here’s the best opportunity for Thomians to learn a few highly required areas by leaders and even successful and exemplary citizens.

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G.C.E Advanced Level Examination 2020

We are pleased to announce that members of the College’s Class of 2020 have performed extremely well at the G C E Advanced Level Examination held in October 2020. The results were released a couple of weeks ago, and an overall summary of the results is given below.

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Choral Evensong for the Eve of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

A recorded Choral Evensong for the Eve of the Transfiguration of our Lord by the Choir of the Chapel of the Transfiguration – S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia can be found at the following link. Given the fact that we were unable to have the usual services in connection with our Chapel Feast this year we hope you find this offering, recorded under a number of limitations, uplifting and inspiring.

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While You Are At Home Helping Children Cope during the COVID1 Pandemic

While You Are At Home: Helping Children Cope during the COVID-19 Pandemic
by Sohani Fernando, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
8th April 2020

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind to say the least, shaking us to the very core, evoking mixed emotions from deep within namely: sorrow, grief, anger, frustration, fear, worry, depression, anxiety, confusion, tranquility, calmness, empathy, love, and gratitude. Everyday

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Manchanayake saves the day for Royal in Battle of the Blues draw

Dasis Manchanayake made an unbeaten 53 to pull Royal College out of deep trouble on day 3 of the 141st Battle of the Blues encounter at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds. After seeing Royal declare on 282, S Thomas’ finished on 127/5 as the game drew to a close. 

Manchanayake, playing in his 1st Royal-Thomian, showed absolutely no nerves in the middle, playing a controlled knock, after coming in to bat with the score on 177/6 – Royal still 43 runs away from avoiding the follow-on. The elegant left-hander put on 24 alongside Isiwara Dissanayake before taking the lead in his partnership with Lahiru Madusanka which was worth 67.

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Royal in trouble after late wickets

S Thomas’ College picked up 4 crucial wickets in the final session of play on day 2 of the 141st Battle of the Blues encounter to leave Royal College in a bit of trouble on 127/4, trailing by 242 runs.

The game was looking like it was heading for a certain draw with the Thomians batting out the 1st session of play to reach 369 before Royal’s openers Kamil Mishara and Kushan Kulasooriya too inexplicably just looked to occupy the crease in the afternoon session of play.

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De Mel, Fernando star as S. Thomas’ take honours on day 1 of Battle of the Blues

Shalin de Mel (85) and Ryan Fernando (70) propped S. Thomas’ College up on day 1 of the 141st Battle of the Blues encounter as the School by the Sea finished on 271/6 after being sent in to bat by Royal College.

De Mel and opening partner Dilmin Rathnayake survived the all-important first hour of play, despite the best efforts of Kavindu Pathirathne, who got the ball to move early on. The right-arm quick did manage to cause a bit of trouble with the new ball, troubling Rathnayake in particular. Rathnayake was lucky to survive a few streaky shots and was given a life when he was dropped at gully in the 11th over but nevertheless he and his partner de Mel put on a valuable 49-run stand to give S. Thomas’ a steady start.

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“Loudly let the echoes ring!” Cycle Parade

Be there to paint the streets Blue and Black on the 11th of March 2020 as Thomians Young and Old come together to cheer on the 1st XI Cricket Team at the Annual Cycle Parade 2020. Commencing at 9.30 a.m from S. Thomas’ Prep School, this year’s cycle parade promises to be more eventful and memorable with a mini carnival at the big club grounds.

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Royal-Thomian Mini Battle ends in draw – STC retains Reid-Gunesekera Shield

The Royal-Thomian 2nd XI encounter, a.k.a. the Mini Battle ended in a draw this evening at Mount Lavinia, after two exciting days of cricket.

Royal College, having won the toss on a typical Mount Lavinia wicket with a tinge of fresh grass on it, had no hesitation in putting the hosts in to bat yesterday morning. The decision seemed justified at first as the Thomian top order struggled to come to terms with the assistance that was provided by the pitch.

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S. Thomas’ College 2nd XI vs Royal College 2nd XI- Mini Battle 2020- 6th and 7th March – S. Thomas’ College Big Club Grounds

S. Thomas’ College –(273/8)

Royal College – (37/2)

Royal trail by 236 with 8 wickets in hand

Thenuka Liyanage takes honours with a fighting 157

The first day of the mini battle was held at the Big Club grounds on the 6th of March. The day was mostly spent with the Thomian 1st innings. After winning the toss, the captain of the visiting team opted to bowl first on the pitch. This worked in favour of the bowling side, who took advantage of the early swing on offer. At one point the scorecard read 35 for the loss of 5, with Sonal Amarasekara taking a fourer.

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Trinitians overcome Thomians in second-half blitz

Trinity College pulled off a scrappy but deserving victory over St. Thomas’ College as they managed to retain the Canon R. S. De Saram Shield for the 4th year running. Despite the halftime scores reading 07-08 in favor of the Thomians, Trinity managed to finish 17-08 as their opponents were down to 13 and were gifted many opportunities. 

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Sound Mind Sound Body: STC Goes Where Others Fear To Tread

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It was in 2014 that a private Christian boy’s school in Colombo took the plunge, and decided to introduce Sound Mind Sound Body to its students. It is a programme that teaches children, amongst other things, to be respectful of the other, staying safe from sexual predators, breaking down gender stereotyping, anti-bullying, the effects of drugs, protecting the environment, and sexual and reproductive rights.

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The annual Prize Giving of S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia recognizing the academic and extra-curricular achievements of 2019 was held on Friday 31st January 2020 under the patronage of the Rt Rev’d Dhiloraj Canagasabey, Lord Bishop of Colombo and Chairman of the STC Board of Governors who presided over the event, Mrs Hemamali Bibile, Principal of Carey College, Colombo who was Chief Guest and Mr. Maurice Bibile, members of the Clergy, the Board of Governors, Old Boys’ Association, Parents, Heads of other Schools, and a number of distinguished invitees.

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We Will Rock You!

Fans both young and old gathered at the famous Quadrangle of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia for an evening of Rock’n’Roll on the 7th of February 2020 for “We Will Rock You”, organized by the UN Club and Interact Club in collaboration with the Rifle Shooters of S. Thomas’ College, which brought together many talents, both professional and amateur, in aid of rebuilding the age old shooting range.

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Finally Home – The 140th Battle of the Blues

On the 7th of March 2019, hot off the heels of the cycle parades, the 140th Battle of the Blues began with as much fanfare as is expected of a cricketing tradition that spans more than a century. A brilliantly sunny Thursday was the ideal day to begin one of the most anticipated encounters between S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia and Royal College, Colombo.

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