School History

St.Thomas' College Matara is a government school for boys in Matara, Sri Lanka  which is located in the heart of Matara city. The College was initially founded as a private Anglican school by Christian Missionary Society of England (founded by one of the first Anglican Missionaries in Sri Lanka, Rev. Fr. N. J. Ondatjee)  in Wellamadama, Dondra, Sri Lanka in 1844. It presently consists of well over 4000 student population catering the needs of children studying from primary level to secondary level education by a well experienced and qualified teachers of 200 at present.


Gifting of an excellent Thomian

to the nation and the universe.


Creating a perfect individual, well-equipped

with knowledge, attitudes and skills,

who can face the challenging situations

with confidence

Objectives of the school...

  1. Providing equal educational opportunities for all students.

  2. Providing encouragement and secure locality for all students through implementation of well-organised educational programme. 

  3. Building up of self confidence in all students in order to promote their achievement levels by developing their potential.

  4. Developing and implementing a conducive family environment within the school premises.