Rev. George Baugh arrived in Galle in 1864 for Missionary Educational work. Owing to zealous and preserving applications of Rev. Baugh the authorities in England had decided on the establishment of a Superior School for Boys at Galle under the charge of Missionary and had made a liberal grant for erection of Buildings at Richmond Hill. This District Meeting of Missionaries voted their thanks to the Committee for the generous aid and their congratulations to Rev. Baugh on the success of his plans.
The new Galle High School was established on the 1st May 1876 with 104 pupils. Rev. Baugh expressed his joy in these words. May 1876  It is with unfeigned gratitude to God that I am now able to record the establishment of two superior schools so long needed for this neighbourhood, viz., The Galle High School for boys & the Whitfield Road School for Girls. Ever since my first practical acquaintance with this circuit in 1864 now more than 12 years ago, I made it my one great work next to preaching the Gospel to prevail upon our authorities to enable us to secure them and it is a matter of much gratification that persistent effort has resulted in success.... I heartily thank the gentlemen of our Foreign Missionary Committee in London and the good ladies of our important Ladies Auxiliary for female education for both the needed schools.
Latin, Mathematics, Science, Arts and Religion were included in the curriculum, and children were trained to sit for British Public examinations. A prize giving was held in its very first year, and a library with 500 books was opened in 1878. 
From these facts, it is evident that from the beginning, Richmond was conducted as a comprehensive educational Institution. The school which originally bore the name "Galle High School ", was renamed Richmond College " in 1882.

A High School for Galle





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Hon.Minister explains..
Hon.Minister of National Language& Social Integration & distinguished old boy Vasudeva Nanayakkara by his letter dated 11th December 2013..main_img_more

Aditha Weerasiri Dias first in Physical Science stream
Aditha Weerasiri Dias of Richmond College secured the Island first place in Physical Science Stream at GCE A/L Examination 2013.

Richmond Cricketers felicitated
A ceremony was held to felicitate the outstanding Richmond Cricketers. Sri Lanka’s cricketing legend Kumar Sangakkara graced the occasion as...

Construction of swimming pool started
Laying of foundation stone of the new swimming pool was ceremonially held .President’s Chief of staff  & old boy Mr Gamini Sedara Senrath graced the occasion as chief guest.

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Silver Lines among darkest clouds
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Hurrah for Richmondites
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43rd Badminton Junior National Championship
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Richmond Magazine 2nd edition

RCOBA requests all old boys to provide the following information that is required for the 2nd edition of the Richmond Magazine to be published.
01.Prize list & the principal’s report of 1958 to 1960 & 1965 to 1977
02. Details of the winners of Darrel Medal for 1968, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976 & 1977
Please provide the details to Mr Sisil Surasena , Richmond College Old Boys’ Association,Richmond College, Galle.

The Principal replies the author of the  book on Richmond History

The author of the  book on Richmond History has published several photos of the occasion of handing over of his book to the Principal of Richmond College, Mr E.M.S Ekanayake and the Librarian of the College. He has also circulated these photos through e-mails and also posted them in his unethically maintained Facebook page. The principal has sent him a letter expressing the inability to make this book available in the college library. The principal has also mentioned that the content of this book is contradictory to the historical facts that has been maintained by his predecessors led by Rev.Samual Langdon, the first principal of the college. This author  is maintaining a website, a Facebook page  in the name of the college and also sends e-mails using an address in the name of the college.   main_img_more

120th Anniversary of Richmond College Old Boys’ Association

Richmond College Old Boys’ Association (RCOBA) was established on 24th December 1894 during the period  of the college principal Rev Horatius Hartly who was instrumental in forming the association. Since then RCOBA has been actively engaged in the activities of the school contributing in various ways towards the achievements  and progress of our Alma Mater. RCOBA is proudly celebrating the 120th Anniversary , this year and religious observances were held on 24th December 2014 to mark this memorable occasion.

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