Ananda Sastralaya, Matugama

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Ananda Sastralaya National School
ආනන්ද ශාස්ත්‍රාලය ජාතික පාසල
Ananda Sastralaya National School logo.png
Location
Matugama, Western Province
Sri Lanka
Coordinates 6°31′20″N 80°6′52″E / 6.52222°N 80.11444°E / 6.52222; 80.11444Coordinates: 6°31′20″N 80°6′52″E / 6.52222°N 80.11444°E / 6.52222; 80.11444
Information
Type National School
Motto "Aaalooko Udapadi" ආලෝකෝ උදපාදි
Religious affiliation(s) Buddhist
Established 1942
School district Kalutara
Principal Randun Jayalath
Grades 6 to 13
Gender Boys & Girls
Age 11 to 19
Color(s)

Maroon and Gold

        
Affiliation Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka

History[edit]

Ananda Sastralaya National School Matugama[1] is a school in Sri Lanka. It was established on 22 February 1942. Daya T. Pasqual was the founder of Matugama Ananda Sastralaya. He later became a parliamentarian and also a deputy minister. This school was started due to the prevailing war situation in Colombo City during World War II. At that time schools were closed in Colombo. Kotte Ananda Sastralaya was also closed due to the war situation and it was converted into an army camp. Eleven students from Matugama attended Kotte Ananda Sastralaya. Most of them were from Pasqual families. They had to come back as their school was closed. Daya T. Pasqual was among them. At that time he was a teacher. He decided to start a branch of Kotte Ananda Sastralaya in Matugama. His uncle Brampi Pasqual, Munasinghe, Wijegunawardanea and Dr E. W. Adikaram, principal of Kotte Ananda Sastralaya, helped him to start this school.

In the evening of 22 February 1942 Hon. Minister of Education C.W.W. Kannangara was the chief guest of the opening ceremony at Sri Sudarshanaramaya temple Matugama. Dr E.W.Adikaram also attended the ceremony.

At the beginning there were eleven students and three teachers in the school. Pasqual was also among them. School manager was Brumpy Pasqual.

Sports[edit]

The following sports are currently available:

  • Cricket
  • Volleyball
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Football
  • Chess
  • Karate
  • Athletics

Houses[edit]

All the students of Ananda Sastralaya are divided into four houses. Those are:

  • Anura

Colour -      Purple

  • Vijitha

Colour -      Blue

  • Tissa

Colour -      Green

  • Rohana

Colour -      Yellow

Scout Group[edit]

It was established on 16 January 1963. D.A.Weerakoon was the founder of School scout Group and at present, it has 45 President Scouts 11 Gold Star scout & One BP Scout.

Wood Badge Leaders

  • Mr.D.A.Weerakoon
  • Mr.K.D.Premadasa.(3rd President Scout in School & Kaluthara District)
  • Mr.A.V.Somasiri.
  • Mr. J.R.C.Jayalath (17th President Scout in School)
  • Mr.Sajeewa Wijesundara (21st President Scout & 1st BP scout in School)

Societies[edit]

  • Buddhist's society
  • Senior Science Society
  • Commerce society
  • Art society
  • Inventor's society
  • Astronomical association
  • English club
  • Senior prefect's guild
  • Junior prefect's guild
  • Boy's cadet platoon
  • Girl's cadet platoon
  • Girl's band
  • Scout
  • සෞඛ්‍යය දාන (Health-aid, First-aid & Medical-aid Unit)
  • Environment pioneer society
  • Media Society

School Anthem[edit]

Sriiyena nenasara manditha panditha hela viruwan
Nimala nanaluven dalwu pahanin
Alokaya oba we - - -
Anandaya oba we, Alokaya oba we - - - //
Ounage pahasin opauna me maga
Apa gena yana sath sala oba we - - -
Anandaya oba we,Alokaya oba we - - - //
Akampithawa oba karana meheyan
Didulen diyathama eliya wate
Piligena owadan thabamin apa hisa
Yamu alokaya atharin nosali
Samavita oba apa peramune siti- - -
Anandaya oba we,alokaya oba we - - - //

ශ්‍රීයෙන නැණසර මණ්ඩිත පණ්ඩිත හෙල විරුවන්
නිමලන නැලුවෙන් දැල්වූ පහනින්
ආලෝකය ඔබ වේ - - -
ආනන්දය ඔබ වේ - - -, ආලෝකය ඔබ වේ - - -//
ඔවුනගෙ පහසින් ඔපවුන මේ මඟ
අප ගෙන යන සත් සල ඔබ වේ - - -
ආනන්දය ඔබ වේ - - -, ආලෝකය ඔබ වේ - - -//
අකම්පිතව ඔබ කරනා මෙහෙයෙන්
දිදුලන දියතබ එළිය වැටේ
පිලිගෙන ඔවදන් තබමින් අපහස
යමු ආලෝකය අතරින් නොසැලී
සැමවිට ඔබ අප පෙරමුනේ සිටී- - -
ආනන්දය ඔබ වේ - - -, ආලෝකය ඔබ වේ - - -//

Notable alumni[edit]

Below is a list of notable alumni of Ananda Sastralaya, Matugama

Name Notability Reference
Mahindasoma, G. D.G. D. Mahindasoma Member of Parliament for Kekirawa (1977–1988), Chief Minister of North Central Province (1988–1996)
Kotalawala, NirmalaNirmala Kotalawala Member of Parliament for Kalutara (2004–present)

Notes and references[edit]