St Joseph's College

Colombo 10

Negombo Branch



Guided by the life, the teaching and example of our Lord Jesus Christ and inspired by the Josephian Motto - 'Through knowledge to virtue' we are conscious of our mission to serve the people of God.


To achieve excellence in education, by making college one of Sri Lanka's. best educational institutions, by fostering education which promotes spiritual and human values, thus producing good citizens, who have the knowledge, skills and aptitudes to serve the community in the public and private sector, in the professions and in self employment.

ADDRESS : 55, Archpishop Nicholas Marcus Mawatha. Kadoluyana, Negombo, Sri Lanka
PHONE : Tel: 031 2227020 Fax: 031 2223820

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Rev. Fr Carlton Joseph De Silva

Rector'S   MESSAGE

Dear students, teachers, parents and well-wishers,
St. Joseph’s College is ever committed to its task of preparing integral personalities for the society. In this endeavor, its main objective is to strike a balance among various areas of formation. I warmly welcome to Josephian family. We thank you sincerely for visiting our website come to know more about St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10, Negombo Branch. We consider it a great priviledge to work with you.
Catholic Schools are supposed to create for the school community a special atmosphere animated by the gospel spirit of freedom and charity, to help youth grow according to the new creatures they were made through Baptism as they develop their own personalities. We have high expectations of our students as a leading Catholic College in Negombo and work hard to provide a stimulating environment for the children to grow gracefully as they attain maturity in health, mind and body. The College also provides opportunities to unleash their potentials as young Josephians.
By their witness and their behavior the teachers are of the first importance to impart a distinctive character to Catholic School. I am highly impressed by the commitment and the dedication of the tutorial staff. Maintaining the Josephian tradition, teachers by their life and as much as by their instruction bear witness to Christ the unique Teacher by intimately linked in charity to one another and to the students and endowed with an apostolic spirit. They work as partners with parents by fostering education which promotes spiritual and human values, thus producing good citizens who have the knowledge, skill and aptitudes to serve the community.
While appreciating the generosity and magnanimity of our well-wishers, benefactors and parents I thank them very sincerely. May “Peace and Power” bring to St. Joseph’s good tidings of intelligence and joy to form an inspiring family that always strives towards perfection!
May God Bless you!

Our History
The great enthusiasm of His Grace Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis, the then Archbishop of Colombo, and his keen interest in the educational upliftment and also his desire to provide equality of opportunity for schools in the outstation that the branch schools,in the modern context became a reality.In the order to carry – out the rich and experienced educational traditions of St. Joseph’s College Colombo 10 another branch school was contemplated and Negombo happened to be the location.
Hon. Joseph Michael Perera (MP) was instrumental in obtaining the land from the board of investments (BOI) together with the substantial donation, gifted this land in Kadolkale, Negombo, to the Archbishop of Colombo to construct St Joseph’s College Colombo 10- Negombo Branch.
This magnanimous task  was handed over to Rev. Fr Sudath Gunatileke the then Vice Rector of St. Joseph’s College Colombo 10.The five acres of marshly land began to flourish with the laying of the foundation stone on 9th March 2005by His Grace Rt. Rev Dr. Oswald Gomis.
On the 23rd July 2005 protocol between the Province of Milan, Italy and the Archdiocese of Colombo was signed by the intervention of Rev Fr ictor Jayamanne the then coordinator for he Sri Lankan Migrates of Milano, Italy which enabled to obtain generous  donation was very providential to construct the first phase of the building project.
On the 16th January 2006 the branch school was solemnly inaugurated by His Grace Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis, and Rev. Fr Sudath Gunatileke who spearheaded the project was appointed as the first principal of the college. The grand commencement was marked with an enrollment of 151 students of which was 83 boys and 68 girls with four parallel classes. The first tutorial staff consisted of five members of which Mrs. Felicity Mirando was appointed as the first Head Mistress.
The first newly completed elegant building of the school was declared open by dr. philippo Penati, President of Province of Milano, Italy and solemnly blessed by His Grace Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis on 3rd February 2007. The very same day, the foundation stone for the second building was laid. The continuous dynamic leadership of Rev. Fr Sudath Gunatileke the Rector of the branch school took up the challenge of constructing the 2nd building and saw its completion amidst enormous hardships.
The second phase of the building project was solemnly blessed and declared opened by His Eminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo together with the Delegation  of Benefactors from the Province of Milan, Italy on the 10th March 2010 initiating action in building the third of its kind with a long left need; a chapel…………..

The College Anthem

Fruits of Virtue and of knowledge
Here we gather peace and power
Symbolised in yonder banner
Floating o' er St. Joseph's tower

White and Blue its mystic colours
Harmonizing strong and clear
Stolen from the distant mountains
From the wild waves breaking near

From the wild waves breaking near
Harmonizing strong and clear
White and Blue our mystic colours
Till the mountains disappear.


“Through Knowledge to Virtue”