Anula Vidyalaya

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Anula Vidyalaya
Anula Vidyalaya crest.png
Location

Information
TypeNational
MottoPali: Uththitta Nappa majjeyya
(Arise and be Diligent)
Religious affiliation(s)Buddhist
Established4 January 1941; 80 years ago (1941-01-04)
FounderE. W. Adikaram
PrincipalAnoma Dahanayake
Grades1-13
GenderFemale
Age range6 to 19
EnrollmentOver 5000
Color(s)Black and Gold
   
Websitewww.anulavidyalaya.org


Anula Vidyalaya, is a national girls' school in Colombo. It was established in 1941 by Dr. E. W. Adikaram with 38 students and five teachers.[1]

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

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 4 January 1941 under the patronage of D. S. Senanayake, then the Minister of Agriculture. The Board of Governors were:

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

Pioneer Principal - 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.

Principals[edit]

  • P. B. Fernando 1941–1956
  • N. Ratnapala 1956–1970
  • C. K. Abeyrathna 1971–1975
  • D. S. Meegoda 1976–1985
  • Leelananda 1985–1987
  • M. K. Welikala 1987–1988
  • D. W. Windsor 1989–1991
  • N. P. Jinasena 1991–2000
  • Y. P. S. C. Jayathilake 2000–2007
  • S. N. Malawiaarachchi 2007–2010
  • Kalyani Gunasekara 2010–2013
  • N. K. Ekanayake 2013–2014
  • P. N. Rajapaksha 2014–2017
  • K. A. Jayani Prishangika 2017–2020
  • Anoma Dahanayake 2020 - Present

Houses[edit]

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

References[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.

External links[edit]

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