Anula Vidyalaya

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Anula Vidyalaya
Anula Vidyalaya crest.png
Location

Information
TypePublic
MottoPali: Uththitta Nappa majjeyya
(Arise and be Diligent)
Religious affiliation(s)Buddhist
Established4 January 1941; 78 years ago (1941-01-04)
FounderDr. E. W. Adikaram
PrincipalMrs. K. A. Jayani Prishangika
Grades1-13
GenderFemale
Age range6 to 19
EnrollmentOver 5000
Color(s)Black & gold
         
Website


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

Currently the 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]

The objective of the founder and the vision of the school is to maneuver the children into "Perfect Ladies" in every aspect.[verification needed]

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 Deshamanya D. S. Senanayake, then the Minister of Agriculture. The Board of Governors was:

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

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 - 1956
  • Miss. N. Ratnapala 1956 - 1970
  • Miss. C. K. Abeyrathna 1971 - 1975
  • Mrs. D. S. Meegoda 1976 - 1985
  • Mrs. S. Leelananda 1985 - 1987
  • Mrs. M. K. Welikala 1987 - 1988
  • Mrs. D. W. Windsor 1989 - 1991
  • Mrs. N. P. Jinasena 1991 - 2000
  • Mrs. Y. P. S. C. Jayathilake 2000 - 2007
  • Mrs. S. N. Malawiaarachchi 2007 - 2010
  • Mrs. Kalyani Gunasekara 2010 - 2013
  • Mrs. N. K. Ekanayake 2013 - 2014
  • Mrs. P. N. Rajapaksha 2014 - 2017
  • Mrs. K. A. Jayani Prishangika 2017 - Up to now

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]

  • Astronomical Society
  • Aviation society
  • Art Society
  • Arts & Crafts Society
  • Buddhist Association
  • Creative Club
  • Commerce Society
  • Drama Society
  • Drug Obstruction society
  • Disaster management unit
  • English Debating Society
  • English Literary Association
  • Environment Society
  • Energy club
  • Electronic Club
  • Founders' Society
  • Girl Guide Association
  • General Knowledge Society
  • History Society
  • Health society
  • Home Science Club
  • ICT Club
  • Interact Club
  • Innovators' Club
  • Junior western band
  • Junior oriental band
  • Language Club
  • Mathematics Club
  • Media Unit
  • Oriental music society
  • Photographic Art society
  • Philatelic Society
  • Quiz Club
  • Sinhala Debating Society
  • St John's Ambulance Brigade- First Aid
  • Sinhala Literary Association
  • Science Society
  • Senior western band
  • Senior oriental band
  • School Welfare Society
  • Traffic Warden Society
  • UNESCO Club
  • United nations club
  • Western music society

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