Anula Vidyalaya

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Anula Vidyalaya
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Pali Uththitta Nappa majjeyya
(Arise and be Diligent)
Location
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Information
Type Public
Religious affiliation(s) Buddhism
Established 1941
Founder Dr. E. W. Adikaram
Principal Mrs. Nirmala Ekanayake
Grades Class 1 - 13
Gender Girls
Enrollment over 5000
Pupils Anulians
Color(s) Black and Gold

        

Website

Anula Vidyalaya, Colombo is the biggest Buddhist school in South Asia, established in 1941 by Dr. E. W. Adikaram with 38 students and five teachers. 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 and selfless service.

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.

Vision of the School[edit]

"May she produce brilliant examples of Ladies who will shine in the society"

History[edit]

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
  • Mr. R. W. Rupasinghe
  • Mr. D. D. Kodagoda
  • Mr. D. L. F. Pedris
  • Mr. T. U. de Silva
  • Mr. R. Premaratne
  • Mr. N. Wijasooriya
  • Mr. S. R. Wijethilake
  • Mr.nirmala Ekanayake.
  • Mr.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.

Her name will remain for ever in the memories of the students and teachers who reaped the benefits of her sympathetic and gentle ways. Walls of the school buildings still retain the fragrance of the deeds and sacrifices made by Mrs. P. B. Fernando and her pioneer staff.

Pioneer staff and pupils:

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

Principals[edit]

  • 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

School Anthem[edit]

සමරමු අනුලා විදුහල් මාතා
නමදිමු හදපිරි බැතිනි සදා
සුචරිත සදවා ගුණමිණි වඩවා
හෙළ දූ දරුවන් යහමග ගන්වා
දෙස බස රැස බුදු සමය නගා
ශිල්ප කලා විද්‍යාලෝකේ

සමරමු අනුලා......

ධීර වීර ගුණ නැණ බලධාරී
වීර විකුම් හෙළ ජීවය පා
ඔද තෙද බල පා රස ලොව කලඹා
පෙරටම යැව් ඔබ දූ දරුවෝ

සමරමු අනුලා.....

සාමකාමි දියුණුව සහජීවේ
සිරිලක් පොළොවේ මතුකර දී
ජය ගොස නංවා කිතු රැස ගන්වා
සැරදේවා ඔබ බැබලේවා

සමරමු අනුලා.....

Houses[edit]

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

Prefects Guild[edit]

The Prefects guild composes of Senior Prefects and Junior Prefects

Sports[edit]

Anulians can engage in

Clubs and Societies[edit]

External links[edit]

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