The 9th Decade (2002 – 2011)
On 24th August 2002 the Peterite Sports Complex consisting of Gymnasium cum Auditorium including badminton courts and table tennis tables was opened by Archbishop Emeritus, Rev. Dr. Nicholas Marcus Fernando. The year 2003 saw the commencement of Squash with Ms. Shiromalee Rajapaksa as teacher in charge.
A significant step in the history of St. Peter’s also occurred during the Rectorship of Fr. Felician Perera when on 13th October 2004, the official opening of the Udugampola branch by His Grace the Archbishop of Colombo, Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis took place. This relieved the pressure on Catholic schools for new admissions at Grade 1 level, from the north of Colombo.
One of the last acts Fr. Felician performed as Rector was participating in the opening of the Archives and Museum Centre at College which was opened by Deshamanya Dr. P R Anthonis on 10th March 2005. Fr. Felician Perera’s tenure as Rector of St. Peter’s College ended on 30th September 2005 and upon his departure Rev. Fr. Travis R Gabriel took over as the 10th Rector on 1st October 2005.)
Fr. Travis Gabriel, like a few of the previous Rectors, was not on unfamiliar grounds at St. Peter’s as he had served College for 14 years, including a period as Principal of the Primary Section, before being appointed Rector of St. Peter’s College. On 12th May 2010, a project for which Fr. Travis had laid the foundation, a four storied block for the A/L section, was blessed and opened by Rev. Dr. Marius Peiris, Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo.