Hartley College, Point Pedro, Sri Lanka Founded in 1838, the College has established its glory as a frontier scholarly institution worldwide. The College has continuously excelled with unparalleled academic performance in island-wide examinations and has produced thousands of professionals notablely in the fields of Engineering, Medicine, Arts and Science. Our students are also actively involved in sports such as Cricket, Football, Volleyball, as well as Athletics.
Hartley College is one of the oldest but most prominent scholarly educational institutions in Ceylon. It was founded in the year 1838 by the Methodist Mission. It began functioning as Elementary English school with the name “Wesleyan Mission Central School” in Point Pedro and attained Senior Secondary school status by the turn of the century with a phenomenal progress. The secret of the success of our treasured school was the vision and the mission of its founder, his successors and teachers. The Founder of the School was Rev.Dr.Peter Percival, a distinguished scholar and educationist. It is to be noted here that Rev. Dr Percival compiled the English-Tamil Dictionary and translated the Holy Bible into Tamil Language. The School which was subsequently named “Christ Church School”, and then received its modern name Hartley College in the year 1917 in honour of Rev. Marshall Hartley who laid the foundation for a Science Laboratory. Hartley College has been brought under the Management of the Director of Education as a publicly funded school on the 1st December 1960.