Bandaranayake College, Gampaha

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Coordinates: 6°54′16″N 79°51′40″E / 6.90444°N 79.86111°E / 6.90444; 79.86111

Bandaranayake College Gampaha
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Location
Gampaha
Information
Type Public
Established 1918 September 18
Founder Mr. Charles Samarasooriya
Principal Mr. Lal Dissanayake
Staff 200 Teachers
Grades Classes from 6 - 13
Gender Boys
Enrollment 5000
Colour(s)

Blue and Maroon

        

Bandaranayake College Gampaha (Sinhala: බණ්ඩාරනායක විද්‍යාලය ගම්පහ) was founded on 18th September 1918.

Historʏ[edit]

Bandaranayake College Front View

In 1918, this school established as Henarathgoda Seewali Buddhist School at the place where Yasodara Devi Balika Maha Vidyalaya located at present. Mr. Charles Samarasooriya was the first Principal of the school. In 1949, the school transformed as Henarathgoda Senior Secondary School and then it was established as the Henarathgoda Secondary English School at present location. When school was established at the current location, Mr. Jinadasa Munasinghe was the Principal.[1]

In 1923 this school was promoted as a First Grade School.[2] It had been a mixed school up to 1980’s. On 25th May 1993, the school was advanced to the national level as, Gampaha Bandaranayake College.[1]

Principals List[edit]

Main Office Building View in 2009
Name From To
Mr.Charles Samarasuriya
1918
1922
Mr.G.S.Selvia
1922
1924
Mr.E.W.P.Samaranayake
1925
1938
Mr.Dandeniya.H.Silva
1939
1941
Mr.K.A.Peiris
1941
1944
Mr.D.W.P.Samarasinghe
1944
1948
Mr.M.A.R.Cooray
1949
1953
Mr.G.Munasinghe
1954
1968
Mr.S.A.W.Subasinghe
1968
1972
Mr.D.N.Rajapakse
1972
1979
Mr.Dharma Sri Gunapala
1979
1980
Mr.E.Jayanetti Arachchi
1980
1983
Mr.A.J.K.Jayasundara
1982
1983
Mr.P.Udugampola
1983
1988
Mr.P.P.D.T.Aquinas
1988
1991
Mr.S.K.Mallawaarachchi
1991
1992
Mr.R.M.Sumanapala
1992
1998
Mr.M.L.B.Peiris
1998
1998
Mr.B.A.Abeyaratna
1998
2001
Mr.J.H.M.W.Ranjith
2001
2002
Mr.W.M.J.Wickramanayaka
2002
2004
Mr.P.Srilal Nonis
2004
2005
Mr.A.D.M.Daya Bandara
2005
2006
Rev.Labuthale Sudassana Thero
2006
2012
Mr.Lal Dissanayake
2012
To date

Houses[edit]

The students are divided into 4 Houses:

  • Gamunu (Blue) Blue
  • Parakkrama (Yellow) Yellow
  • Tissa (Green) Green
  • Vijaya (Red) Red

The names are derived from distinguished past kings of Sri Lanaka. The houses compete annually in all major games to win the respective inter-house games.

Sports[edit]

Sport is a major part of Bandaranayake College, with over 25 different sports played.

Other sports played at College includes;

Clubs and societies[edit]

Some of these are:

Prefects[edit]

Head Prefects

  • 1979-1981 Upul Chandrasena
  • 1982-1983 No Head Prefect was appointed (Responsibility was shared by Nishantha Peiris & Mangala Karunarathna being most senior prefects)
  • 1983-1984 Mangala Karunarathna
  • 1984-1985 Jagath Ananda
  • 1985-1986 Ananda Kollure
  • 1986-1987 A.K. Anura Kumara
  • 1987-1988 Lanka Bandara
  • 1988-1990 Malika Amarasekara
  • 1990-1991 Dharshana Wijesundara
  • 1991-1992 Manoj Thilakarathna
  • 1992-1993 Akalanka Sri Dayarathna
  • 1993-1994 Thilanka Thusitha Kumara
  • 1994-1995 Deshapriya Dangalla
  • 1995-1996 Chamila Disanayake
  • 1996-1997 Buddhika Ravindra Kumara
  • 1997-1998 Ranjith Eranda Adhikari
  • 1998-1999 Chathura Mihilal Dayarathna
  • 1999-2000 Nalin Indika Wijayapathirana
  • 2000-2001 Buddhika Disanayake
  • 2001-2002 Sachithra Milan Prabha
  • 2003-2005 Sajith Wenuka
  • 2005-2006 Tharanga Rukmal
  • 2006-2007 Kasun Chandana Jayakodi
  • 2007-2008 Thilina Sampath Kaluarachchi
  • 2008-2009 Jagath Prasanna Thilakarathna
  • 2009-2010 Anjula Kumara Senavirathna
  • 2010-2011 Ruchira Dhanushka Gamage
  • 2011-2012 Thilan Kasunga Mayadunna
  • 2012-2013 W.P.Isuru Udana
  • 2013-2014 Shantha Sandaruwan

Projects

  • 1998 – The donations to the army hospital.
  • 1999 – The donations to the Kandegama Vidyalaya
  • 2000-2001 – The renovation to Kotamuduna Vidyalaya
  • 2001-2002 – The donations to Kotamuduna Vidyalaya
  • 2003-2005 – The donations to refugees at Padaviya | The donations to Nidanwela K.V
  • 2005-2006 – Donations to Tsunami victims | Organizing a blood donation camp
  • 2006-2007 - Organizing a blood donation camp | Donation of food worth Rs.250000 to Katthaparichchan Army H.Q | Donation of a library t o Mihindupura K.V | Holding a leader ship training camp.
  • 2012-2013 - school development project(Ampara,Lahugala paranagovipala k.v) / Holding a leadership training camp

Notable alumni[edit]

Karunadasa Sooriyarachchi at Bandaranayake College Prefects Day 2011
Nuwan Kulasekara
  • Kasun Henegama - Sri Lanka Hockey player
  • Nuwan Kulasekara - Sri Lankan cricketer
  • H. R. Mithrapala - Member of Parliament
  • Nilanka Premaratne - Sri Lanka 'A' Team player
  • Karunadasa Sooriyarachchi - Chief Editor, Silumina
  • Ajith Mannapperuma - Member of Parliament

References[edit]

External links and sources[edit]

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Media Unit
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