Anula Vidyalaya

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Anula Vidyalaya
Anula Vidyalaya school logo.jpg
Pali Uththitta Nappa majjeyya
(Arise and be Diligent)
Sri Lanka
Type Public
Religious affiliation(s) Buddhism
Established 1941
Founder Dr. E. W. Adikaram
Principal Mrs. P. N. Rajapaksha
Grades Class 1 - 13
Gender Girls
Enrollment over 5000
Pupils "Anulians"

Black and Gold


Anula Vidyalaya, Colombo is a Buddhist school in Sri Lanka, established in 1941 by Dr. E. W. Adikaram with 38 students and five teachers. [1]

The school now has a student body of over 5,000 girls. The Principal and the staff guide the pupils on the Buddhist principles of non-violence, self-discipline.[1]

The objective of the founder and the vision of the school is to mould the children into "Perfect Ladies" in every aspect. Aiming at this goal, the school continually strives to provide an education to enable the pupils to fulfill their potential and to meet responsibilities to the community in keeping with the objective of the founder.


The founders of Anula Vidyalaya were Dr. E. W. Adikaram, a scholar, educationist, writer, philosopher and a humanist, and the pioneer principal, Mrs. P. B. Fernando. The school was started on the 4th of January 1941 under the patronage of Deshamanya D. S. Senanayake, then the Minister of Agriculture. The Board of Governors was:

  • Dr. P. B. Fernando
  • Dr. D. P. Malalasekara
  • Mrs. R. W. Rupasinghe
  • Mrs. D. D. Kodagoda
  • Mrs. D. L. F. Pedris
  • Mrs. T. U. de Silva
  • Mrs. R. Premaratne
  • Mrs. N. Wijasooriya
  • Mrs. S. R. Wijethilake
  • Mrs.nirmala Ekanayake.
  • Mrs.nanda Rajapaksha

Pioneer Principal - Mrs. P. B. Fernando - served the school from 1941 till 1956. She donated her total salary towards obtaining a block of land for the school and a scholarship scheme.

Pioneer staff and pupils:

  • Mrs. Mallika Perera
  • Mrs. S. P. Satharasinghe
  • Mrs. Susila Obeysekara
  • Mrs. Agnes Rupasinghe
  • Mrs. Anula Heendeniya


  • Mrs. P. B. Fernando 1941 - 56
  • Miss. N. Ratnapala 1956 - 70
  • Miss. C. K. Abeyrathna 1971 -75
  • Mrs. D. S. Meegoda 1976 - 85
  • Mrs. S. Leelananda 1985 - 87
  • Mrs. M. K. Welikala 1987 - 88
  • Mrs. D. W. Windsor 1989 - 91
  • Mrs. N. P. Jinasena 1991 - 2000


  • Sanghamiththa -     
  • Uppalawanna -     
  • Dhammadinna -     
  • Chulasumana -     

Prefects Guild[edit]

The Prefects guild composes of Senior Prefects and Junior Prefects


Anulians can engage in

Clubs and Societies[edit]


  1. ^ a b Miranda, Sujitha (15 March 2014). "Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda stands tall as an exclusive Buddhist girls’ school". Wijey Newspaper. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 

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Coordinates: 6°52′N 79°53′E / 6.867°N 79.883°E / 6.867; 79.883