සාන්ත ජෝසප් විද්යාලය, කොළඹ
|සාන්ත ජෝසප් විද්යාලය|
ටී. බී. ජයා මාවත, කොළඹ 10
|ඛණ්ඩාංක||6°55′29″N 79°51′37″E / 6.924822°N 79.860405°Eඛණ්ඩාංක: 6°55′29″N 79°51′37″E / 6.924822°N 79.860405°E|
|වර්ගය||Government-aided private school|
|ආදර්ශ පාඨය||ලතින්: In Scientia et Virtute|
(දැනුම සහ ගුණධර්ම තුළ)
|Established||2 මාර්තු 1896|
|Rector||රංජිත් අන්ද්රාදු පියතුමා|
|ශ්රේණි||1 – 13|
|Age||5 to 19|
|Area||6.1 ha (15 acres)|
|වර්ණ(ය)||නිල් හා සුදු|
|Alumni||List of Saint Joseph's College, Colombo alumni|
|සහෝදර පාසල්||සාන්ත පීතර විද්යාලය, කොළඹ|
සහිරා විද්යාලය, කොළඹ
|සහෝදරි පාසල්||සාන්ත බ්රිජට් කන්යාරාමය, කොළඹ|
St. Joseph's College is a selective entry Catholic school located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was established in 1896 by European Oblate missionaries led by Dr. Christopher Ernest Bonjean O.M.I. The college enrolls over 3,500 students with a staff of over 400. Former students include Cardinal Thomas Cooray, the first Cardinal from Sri Lanka and President Ranasinghe Premadasa. The (Latin) motto of the college is In Scientia et Virtute, meaning "In Knowledge and Virtue".
The school is a non-fee levying school, whereby it receives some state funding, relying mostly on funds from an extensive network of alumni worldwide.
School buildings cover 15 acres (61,000 m2) and include a sports complex, and an Olympic standard swimming pool which was built in 1952, incidentally it is the oldest swimming pool in a school in Sri Lanka.
Cricket has been played at the school since its founding. At that time it was the only Catholic school in a group of elite, mainly secular or Protestant Christian, private boys' schools which often played against one another. Many alumnae played on the national team.
St. Joseph's oldest cricket rival is St. Anthony's College, Kandy. They compete for the Murali-Vaas Trophy, which was inaugurated in 2007 and named after St. Anthony's alumnus Muttiah Muralitharan and St. Joseph's alumnus Chaminda Vaas. In 2012 the two schools celebrated their historic 100th encounter. The most high-profile rivalry is with St. Peter's College, a brother school founded as its satellite campus and also known as the St.Joseph's College South. Its annual match-up is known locally as the "Battle of the Saints" or "Joe–Pete".
Rectors of the College
|Rev Fr Charles Collin||1896 – 1910|
|Rev Fr Charles Lytton||1910 – 1912|
|Rev Fr Emile Nicholas||1912 – 1919|
|Rev Fr Maurice Legoc||1919 – 1940|
|Rev Fr Peter A. Pillai||1940 – 1961|
|Rev Fr W. L. A. Don Peter||1961 – 1971|
|Rev Fr Mervyn Weerakkody||1971 – 1974|
|Rev Fr Quintus Fernando||1974 – 1979|
|Rev Fr Neville Emmanuel||1979 – 1983|
|Rev Fr Stanley Abeysekara||1983 – 1996|
|Rev Fr Victor Silva||1996 – 2005|
|Rev Fr Sylvester Ranasinghe||2005 - 2014|
|Rev Fr Travis Gabriel||2014 – 2019|
|Rev Fr Ranjith Andradi||2019 - Present|
සැකිල්ල:No sources section The College anthem was composed by Edgar Neydorff. The words are by Fr. John M. Lanigan O.M.I.
- ↑ Wright, Arnold (1999). Twentieth Century Impressions of Ceylon: Its History, People, Commerce ... pp. 114–115. ISBN 9788120613355. සම්ප්රවේශය 24 October 2019.
- ↑ Pinto, Leonard (14 July 2015). Being a Christian in Sri Lanka: Historical, Political, Social, and Religious ... ISBN 9781452528625. සම්ප්රවේශය 24 October 2019.
- ↑ "Information | His Eminence Thomas Benjamin Cardinal Cooray". 27 July 2011 දින මුල් පිටපත වෙතින් සංරක්ෂණය කරන ලදී. සම්ප්රවේශය 25 October 2010.
- ↑ "St. Joseph's College Colombo | 10 Old Boys' Union - SJC Old Boys' Union".
- ↑ "When Royal thrashed Cambrians in inaugural match in 1897". Daily News. 21 July 2013.
- ↑ "Two saints at battle and the stakes are high". The Sunday Times. 12 February 2012.
- ↑ "Joe-Pete big match opens new chapter". Sunday Observer. 28 February 2016.
- ↑ "About - St. Joseph's College".
Senewiratne, A.M., Till The Mountains Disappear: The Story of St.Joseph's College, 2020, p. 246 (+XIV) *