On 2nd February, 1949, Late Mr. Sebastian Vincent Laus Fonseka with the noble aim of creating generations of virtuous Christians, teamed up with his brother Mr. J. Anthony Fonseka and built an institution in two cadjan sheds 30 x 20 and 20 x 40, on a land obtained at lease at Periyamulla, consisting of 32 students and 7 teachers. On a visit to Periyamulla, the late His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Cooray noticed this school and invited the Fonseka brothers to establish the institution as a school in the Periyammulla church premises. Accordingly classes began in the building erected in the Periyammulla church premises and Mr. S. V. Fonseka served as the 1st Principal of this school for 38 years. He was indeed a brave and courageous man who always endeavored for the betterment of children’s education, yet remained a simple man himself. In the year 1979, Rev. Bro. Clifford of the Marist congregation offered his services in the capacity of Principal for a period of one year by way of taking over the administration of the College..
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