Principal's Message


Ninety-two years ago in the year 1930, Rev. Fr. Zacharius Dabrera OMI founded Christ King College. It was a small beginning as many beginnings are, with only four students and two staff members. Then onwards with the guidance of many dedicated persons, the school has made long strides in a journey that continues even today in moving toward the vision of its founder.

Among the many dedicated stalwarts, Rev. Sr. Pauline Perera stands out as the cornerstone in the development of the school. Rev. Sr. Priyantha Fernando followed the footsteps of Sr. Pauline in continuing the challenging journey, thus making Christ King College Pannipitiya one of the leading and sought-after schools in the suburbs of Colombo.

Christ King College believes in a holistic education that provides the students with opportunities to excel in all fields making them all round students fit for today’s society. Education is not only meant to develop the intellect of a person, rather it should provide the necessary tools and the means to foster the physical, spiritual, social, and emotional well-being of a person.

Today society yearns for good, noble, and decent people who are guided by a good value system. Many are running purely behind financial and material success thereby creating chaos in the country and the world at large. Corruption at every level, dishonesty, fraud, vice, etc. are rampant in today’s society.

Rectification and overhauling of our education system seem to be the only sustainable solution.

The education system needs to be made student-centered and student-friendly based on a good value system. Policies in this regard need to be formulated by an independent body comprising prominent educationists, academics, experienced administrators, and political leadership to see through their implementation.

Here at Christ King College all efforts are focused to do our best to produce all-round children for our society who will be honest, and sincere and know how to respect one another.

My prayer and wish are that Christ King College adheres to these principles and works towards achieving excellence in every relevant aspect in providing a well-rounded education and being a “LIGHT TO THE WORLD” which is our Motto.

Rev. Sr. Madhavi Illangasinghe – Principal, Christ King College, Pannipitiya.