Welcome to the Official Facebook Page of the Old Boys Union (OBU) of Wesley College Colombo, popularly known as "Wesley" or "WCC". Wesley College is a private school providing primary and secondary education in Sri Lanka since 1874
Wesley College Colombo is a private school providing primary and secondary education in Sri Lanka since 1874. Wesley is considered to be one of the leading schools in Sri Lanka and its students are known for their exemplary discipline
In 1858 Rev. Joseph Rippon (a great uncle of Rev. Henry Highfield) wanted to establish a superior educational institution for the Wesleyan Methodist Mission in South Ceylon. On 2 March 1874 (the death anniversary of Rev. John Wesley) Wesley College was founded in the City Mission Buildings at Dam Street, Pettah Sri Lanka. Wesley’s first Principal was Rev. Samuel Wilkin and first Vice Principal, Rev. D. Henry Pereira. The Methodist institution was envisaged to be a distinctly Christian college, however it currently provides secondary education for over three thousand Sri Lankan students from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds.
Wesley College is named after John Wesley (1703–1791), the founder of the Methodist Church . An Oxford graduate, he was an important evangelist in the history of the Christian Church.