Erected as Diocese of Galle, separating from the Archdiocese of Colombo in 1893, which is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Colombo. This diocese was made out of the present diocese of Galle and the Diocese of Ratnapura.


  • Most Rev. Dr. Raymond Wickrmasinghe

Diocesan Director of Education

  • Rev. Fr. Lalith Fernado

Notable Schools

Name Year Location Age
St. Aloysius’ College 1895 Galle 125
Sacred Heart Convent 1896 Galle 124
St. Servatius’ College 1897 Matara 123
St. Mary’s Convent 1908 Matara 112


  • Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Van Reeth SJ, Bishop of Galle from 1895 – 1923
    St. Aloysius’ College, Galle
    Sacred Heart Convent, Galle
    St. Servatius” College, Matara
    St. Aloysius’ College, Ratnapura
    St. Joseph’s Convent, Kegalle
  • Most Rev. Dr. Nicholas Laudadio SJ, Bishop of Galle from 1934 – 1964
    Infant Jesus Convent, Ratnapura
  • Most Rev. Dr. Anthony de Saram, Bishop of Galle from 1965 – 1982
  • Most Rev. Dr. Don Sylvester, Bishop of Galle from 1982 – 1995
  • Most Rev. Dr. Elmo Perera, Bishop of Galle from 1995 – 2004
  • Most Rev. Dr. Harold Anthony Perera, Bishop of Galle from 2005 – 2009
  • Most Rev. Dr. Raymond Wickrmasinghe, Bishop of Galle from 2011 –