St. Lawrence's Convent is a Roman Catholic Girls' School, which is patronized by the congregation of Good shepherd nuns.
The school is known as a little oasis, which presented hundreds of valuable citizens to the nation in her unique history.
Providence works in unexpected ways. When Mrs. Janet Poulier began her little drawing room school in the year 1900 in a house called Lawrence Villa. she never envisaged that in later years the city of Colombo would be dedicated to St. Lawrence in whose name the first catholic Church was built in the fort of Colombo by Lorenzo De Almeida whose patron saint happened to be the same Saint. When Fr. Robert Fernando built the new parish Church of Wellawatte, he dedicated it to this same Saint- the lover of poor and friend of the youth. Perhaps it was the name of her house that made Mrs. Poulier interested in the life and work of St. Lawrence. Through a Protestant by denomination, in later years she called her school St. Lawrences School. Read more