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Brother & Sister Schools

Most Richmondites many decades ago knew who our siblings were. Those Brother and Sister Schools were essentially Methodist Mission Schools. At the time of vesting with the Government in 1962 there were 170 siblings. They being small, elementary schools they are no more today. It is sad to note that information has faded from memory and some are/were not aware that Richmond had two sister schools in Galle itself - Southlands and Rippon. Those were the days that Richmond had students coming from some of these schools to complete their higher studies or for better prospects because of the reputation Richmond had. There were no less than 177 Methodist schools in 1960, out of which 175 were taken over by the government that year leaving Wesley College and Methodist Girls College, both schools located in Colombo.

It is obvious we have missed out on many schools and request the readers to provide such missing information. We have provided links to those schools that has a web presence. In the absence of any official website a link to Wikipedia article relating to the school is given.

 
Name Year Web site
Girls' High School, Kandy 1879 http://www.kandyghs.sch.lk/
Hartley College, Point Pedro 1838 http://www.hartleycollege.org//  
Jaffna Central College 1817 http://www.jaffnacentralcollege.net/
Kinswood College, Kandy 1891 http://www.kingswood.lk/
Methodist Central College, Batticaloa 1814  
Methodist Central College, Hakmana 1875 http://www.methodistcc.sch.lk
Methodist College, Colombo 1866 http://www.methodistcollege.org/
Newstead Girls School, Negombo 1817 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newstead_Girls_College
Rippon Girls' School 1871  
Southlands College 1885 http://www.www.southlandscollege.org/
Vembadi Girls High School 1834 http://vembadi.sch.lk/
Vincent Girls High School, Batticaloa 1820 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Girls_High_School,_Batticaloa
Wesley College, Colombo 1874 http://www.wesleycollegecolombo.net/