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Birth of Southlands College

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Long before Sri Lanka came under Western Rule, education was primarily in the hands of the priests of the village temple. Temple was the main institution for education. Under Portugues & Dutch rulers the prevailing system was changed and gradually the church started running elementary schools in villages. When the British took over the administration in 19th Century several changes were made in the country’s education system.
Another important influence that entered the Island with British occupation was the realm of Christian missionary education and religious activity. The liberal attitude towards private missionary activity soon attracted many missions to the Island. All these missionary societies concentrated on education, for this was held to be the key to conversion. The government was content to leave education, in the hands of the mission and to subvent them with grants. Besides being economical, it was also the way education was organised in Britain.The British Government in Ceylon had no consistent policy on education, and support to the mission depended on the predilections of the Governor.   Read More>>

Our Leadership

The success of an institution depends on the quality & ability of it’s  leadership. Southlands College was fortunate to have a series of leaders in the form of Principals who have done outstanding service during past 126 years. Among them  Miss Edith Ridge & Mrs G.Daniel are considered as two past principals and two great personalities of two different eras who have done yeoman service to our Alma Mater.

Miss Edith RidgeMiss Edith Ridge
In 1929, Miss Edith Ridge, a young English trained graduate stepped on to the shores of Sri Lanka to be the Vice Principal of Southlands. She succeeded Miss Freethy in 1935 and served the school with much dedication for more than twenty years until she retired in 1956. From 1929 to 1935 Miss Ridge worked under Miss Freethy and helped to develop the good work started by her upgrading the school in many more areas. She became Principal in 1935 and continued the great work initiated by Miss Freethy. Read more>>

Mrs G.DanielMrs G.Daniel
Another memorable period dawned in the annals of Southlands when an experienced teacher Miss G.Daniel assumed duties as Principal of the school in 1976.She devoted her services with much dedication, upgrading the school to a very prestigious position during the last quarter of the 20th Century and could be recorded as a golden era of Southlands. She did her best for the betterment of Southlands and many significant events occurred due to her capable management of all departments in the school during..Read more>>

Under 12 Badminton Champions

College Main Hall Restoration


Our Vision

Our vision is to transmit our college to the most prominent seat of learning in Sri Lanka, begetting self-disciplined, morally-uplifted and perfectly skilled women, knitted in love and service capable of rendering towards the well-being and betterment of the society.

Our Mission

Our mission is the task of mastering competences needed to create a conscientious woman perfected in mind, full of love, disciplined in head, mind and body, immaculate in character and conduct capable of being accountable and responsible for the sustainable development of Sri Lanka.

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Address: Southlands College,
Fort, Galle 80000
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94(91)2234117

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Under 12 Badminto TeamSouthlands College under 12 Badminton team won the Championship of All Island Team event of Super A Division. The tournament was held at Richmond College from 18th to 21st October 2012.Southlands College beat Anula Vidyalaya Nugegoda to clinch the title.Click on the image to enlarge.

Reconstructed & restored main hall of the school,Library & Audio Visual room  were handed back to the students by the principal Mrs Shanthi Senavirathne on 16th March at a ceremony held which was graced by Hon.Chief Minister Shan Wijayala De Silva,The Director general at archeology  and Mr. H.M.Gunasekara the guest of honour,  Secretary of the Ministry of Education.

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Last updated: 23rd October 2012

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