Palatuwa Gunarathana Central College

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Gunarathna College (Sinhala: ගුණරතන විද්‍යාලය)
Motto

Vijja Udapadi

(Sinhala: විඡ්ජා උදපාදී)
Established 1924
Type Government (Public) School. Started as private Buddhist
Principal Mrs. S. Edirisooriya
Students 2500
Grades 1 - 13
Location Matara, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Colors Maroon and Yellow
        
Website Gunarathana Collage

Palatuwa Gunarathna Central College(Sinhala: පාලටුව ගුණරතන මධ්‍ය මහා විද්‍යාලය)(commonly known as "Gunarathana College") is a government school for boys and girls in Palatuwa, Matara, Sri Lanka which is located in the Akuressa Road Palatuwa Village. The college is situated in a hilly area, close to Matara Akuressa main road with natural surroundings. The college was initially founded as a Buddhist school in 1924. The college presently consists of over 2500 student population with children studying from primary level to secondary level education with a faculty of 130 teachers.

School History[edit]

In 1924 Ver. Atampala Gunarathana Thero, incumbent of Unella Sri Nagarama Purana Viharaya, started a small school using coconut foliage and wattle near the Palatuwa Bauddodaya Piriwena. It was the private Buddhist school. The first students were Mahanayake of Shiyamopalee Chapter and Mahanayake of Sri Rohana Chapter Venerable Rajakeeya Pandith Aththudawe Sri Rahula Thero (Laic Name Mr. Dayananda) and Mrs. Dandina Samarasinghe Dissanayake who is the mother of President Mahinda Rajapaksh. The fist principal was W.H.S. Jayawardena.

School Antham[edit]

ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ දන්දිනා සමරසිංහ දිසානායක ශිල්ප මැදුර විවෘත කිරීම
ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ පාලටුව ගුණරතන විද්‍යාලයට පැමිණෙමින්
ආදි ශිෂ්‍ය සංගමයේ ගුරු උපහාර උළලේ ජාතික හා පාසල් ධජ ඔසවමින්
පොල්තෙල් පහන දල්වා ගුරු උපහාර උළලේ සමාරම්භක අවස්ථාව සනිටුහන් කරමින්
ගුරු උපහාර උළල ආරම්භක දේශනය
ආදි ගුරු ඇඳුරු තුමන් පිළිගනිමින්

Lak deranatha jaya dada nanwa

palatuwe gunarathan'apa viduhal

Mahtha searadewa

senehasa danawa - vidu ama kiri dee

Raka Guna Nuwana Sada

Sisu Daru kela nithi nisi maga magawa

siya viya saviya yoda

Lak deranatha jaya dada nanwa ...

Nawa pana leba pibidemu api Oba nama

Kiyawena vitadi pawa

Oba pea maga idiriyatama yamu

Basa seama desa samaya wawa

Lak deranatha jaya dada nanwa ...


Viyathun vee - samathun vee

Oba nama surakimu - Oba hata divi demu

Namadimu Apa matha.

Lak deranatha jaya dada nanwa...

Principals[edit]

  Period Name
1st 1924 – 1931 Mr.W.H.S Jayawardana
2nd 1931 – 1931 (One Month) Mr.D.T.W Jayawardamna
3rd 1931 – 1964 Mr.Chandrasena Gunawardana
4th 1964 – 1964 (One Month) Mr.Senanayaka
5th 1964 – 1964 (One Month) Mr.E.P Silva
6th 1964 – 1964 (One Month) Mr.A.W Palihakkara
7th 1964 – 1964 (One Month) Mr.D.D.Wijesekara(Acting principal)
8th 1964 – 1972 Mr.Thomas Yapa
9th 1972 – 1977 Rev:Athuraliye Indarathana tero
10th 1977 – 1977 (One Month) Mr.Upasena Godagamuwa
11th 1977 – 1977 (One Month) Rev:Polommaruwe Hemasiri tero
12th 1977 – 1977 (One Month) Mr.Priyanthra Rathnayaka
13th 1977 – 1986 Mr.H.N Gunapala
14th 1986 – 1990 Mr.D.R.A Hemachandra
15th 1990 – 1990 (5 Month) Mr.E.B Liyanage
16th 1990 – 2000 Mr.D.Wickramasinghe
17th 2000 – 2008 Mr.Yoga rathnavibushana
18th 2008 – Up to date Mrs. S. Rathnavibushana (Present principal)

College Houses[edit]

College Houses' Names and Colours:

  Houses Colours
01 Gemunu (Sinhala: ගැමුණු (සත්‍ය))      Red
02 Parakum (Sinhala: පැරකුම් (සාම))      Yellow
03 Gajaba(Sinhala: ගජබා (ධර්ම))      Blue
04 Vijaya (Sinhala: විජය)      Green

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