Pioneers in Education


Archdiocese of Colombo

Most Rev. Dr. Hilarian Sillani OSB, Bishop of Colombo
Rev. Sr. Mary of the Seven Dolours Joly, foundress of Good Shepherd Convent, Kotahena
Rev. Fr. Peter Ilari, Parish Priest of Grandpass in 1870
Rev. Fr. George Visthrini, Parish Priest of Negombo in 1871
Rev. Fr. F. L. Briton, first principal of St. Mary’s College, Negombo
Rev. Fr. Peter Adolf Davi, the Parish Priest of Seeduwa in 1884
Rev. Sr. Mary of St. Philip, Franciscan Missionaries of Mary
Mr. Brohier, a burgher national and a donor

Diocese of Jaffna

Most Rev. Dr. Orazio Bettaccahini, Pro-Vicar Apostolic of Jaffna
Most Rev. Dr. Christopher Bonjean, Bishop of Jaffna
Rev. Fr. L. Rodrigo, Parish Priest of Illawalai in 1877
Most Rev. Dr. Henri Joulain, Bishop of Jaffna

Diocese of Kandy

Msgr. Joseph Maria Bravi, First Benedictine Monk
Rev. Bro. Bonaventure Idus, De La Salle Congregation
Mr. Leo de Silva, the first principal St. Thomas’ College, Matale
Rev. Fr. Pius Fernando, staffe meber of St. Thomas’ College, Matale for 50 years
Most Rev. Dr Bernardo Regno OSB, Bishop of Kandy
Rev. Fr. Robert Perera OSB, Pioneer of St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy

Diocese of Galle

Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Van Reeth, Bishop of Galle

Diocese of Trincomalee

Rev. Fr. Louis Mary Keiting OMI, Pioneer of St. Joseph’s College, Trincomalee

Diocese of Chilaw

Most Rev. Dr. Peter Marque OMI, Archbishop of Colombo

Diocese of Badulla

Most Rev. Dr. Bede Meekmeyer OSB, Bishop of Kandy
Rev. Sr. Mary Casilda, Apostolic Carmel Congregation

Diocese of Anuradhapura

Rev. Sr. Selester, Holy Family Convent, Anuradhapura
Most Rev. Dr. Christopher Bonjean, Bishop of Jaffna

Diocese of Kurnegala

Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier, Parish Priest of Kurnegala in 1867
Most Rev. Dr. Christopher Bonjean OMI, Archbishop of Colombo
Rev. Sr. Josephine Batside, the first principal of Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala

Diocese of Ratnapura

Rev. Fr. Domenico Pingulani OSB, the founder priest of St. Mary’s College, Kegalle
Rev. Fr. Peter Wallyn SJ, Educationist
Most Rev. Dr. Gaston Robichez SJ, Bishop of Trincomalee
Rev. Fr. A. Stanch SJ, Parish Priest of Balangoda in 1930

Diocese of Batticaloa

Most Rev. Dr. Christopher Bonjean, Bishop of Jaffna
Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Philip, Founder of St. Michael’s College, Batticaloa
Most Rev. Dr. Charles Lavigne SJ, first Bishop of Batticaloa