History and Background

The Philatelic Club of Royal College was established in 1944 and is one of the oldest functioning clubs in school.

It is also recognized as the oldest philatelic club in Sri Lanka and also holds the prestige of publishing the first philatelic magazine in Sri Lanka and the longest continually published philatelic magazine in south Asia.

Since its inception, the Philatelic Club has been encouraging students in philately through various activities it organizes every year.

The philatelic Club has one of the largest member bases for a club or society in Royal College with an annual average of approximately 150 members.

Currently the clubs engages in enhancing the talent of young philatelists as well as give them an opportunity to showcase their talents in the annual exhibition conducted by our club.

Through activities of this caliber we hope to be one of the most prominent clubs in College as per to the service rendered to its members.


“To promote the Hobby of Philately among the students of Royal College”

Philately being the most prominent international hobby and it having a strong base in Sri Lanka, the aim of the club is to sustain the hobby in a school level and to guide young Royal philatelists.


  • To increase the interest for the Hobby among students
  • To uplift the name of College in the Philatelic Arena
  • To mould Royalists to become prominent philatelists


Chairman – Manjitha de Silva

Secretary – Kalinda Abenayaka

Treasurer – Chathuraka Herath