Bandaranayake College, Gampaha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Bandaranayake College)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Bandaranayake College Gampaha
බණ්ඩාරනායක විද්‍යාලය ගම්පහ
Location

Coordinates6°54′16″N 79°51′40″E / 6.90444°N 79.86111°E / 6.90444; 79.86111Coordinates: 6°54′16″N 79°51′40″E / 6.90444°N 79.86111°E / 6.90444; 79.86111
Information
Former names
  • Henarathgoda Seewali Buddhist School
  • Henarathgoda Senior Secondary School
  • Henarathgoda Secondary English School
  • Kasagahawatta Maha Vidyalaya
  • Bandaranayake Maha Vidyalaya
  • Bandaranayake Vidyalaya (from 1993)
TypeNational school
Motto"Vidvan Sarvathra Pujyathe"
("විද්වතා සැමතැන පිදුම් ලබයි.")
Established18 September 1918; 100 years ago (1918-09-18)
FounderCharles Samarasooriya
PrincipalDharshana Iran De Silva
Staff200
GenderBoys
Age range10 to 19
Enrolment5,000
Classes6-13
Campus size20-acre (0.081 km2)
Colour(s)Blue and Maroon         
Website

Bandaranayake College Gampaha (Sinhala: බණ්ඩාරනායක විද්‍යාලය ගම්පහ) is a National school for boys, with a student population exceeding 5,000 across 8 grades from grade 6 to advanced level classes, on a campus of 20 acres (80,000 m2) in Gampaha District. Boys are admitted at grade six, based on the results of an island-wide Scholarship Examination. It was founded on 18 September 1918.

Historʏ[edit]

Bandaranayake College Front View

In 1918, this school was established as Henarathgoda Seewali Buddhist School at the place where Yasodara Devi Balika Maha Vidyalaya is presently located. Charles Samarasooriya was the first principal of the school. In 1949, the school was established as the Henarathgoda Senior Secondary School, and then it was established as the Henarathgoda Secondary English School at its present location. When the school was established at its current location, 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 1985. On 25 May 1993, the school was advanced to the National Level as, Bandaranayake Vidyalaya.[1]

Past principals[edit]

Main Office Building View in 2009
Name From To
Charles Samarasuriya
1918
1922
G. S. Selvia
1922
1924
E. W. P. Samaranayake
1925
1938
Dandeniya H. Silva
1939
1941
K. A. Peiris
1941
1944
D. W. P. Samarasinghe
1944
1948
M. A. R. Cooray
1949
1953
G. Munasinghe
1954
1968
S. A. W. Subasinghe
1968
1972
D. N. Rajapakse
1972
1979
Dharma Sri Gunapala
1979
1980
E. Jayanetti Arachchi
1980
1983
A. J. K. Jayasundara
1982
1983
P. Udugampola
1983
1988
P. P. D. T. Aquinas
1988
1991
S. K. Mallawaarachchi
1991
1992
R. M. Sumanapala
1992
1998
M. L. B. Peiris
1998
1998
B. A. Abeyaratna
1998
2001
J. H. M. W. Ranjith
2001
2002
W. M. J. Wickramanayaka
2002
2004
P. Srilal Nonis
2004
2005
A. D. M. Daya Bandara
2005
2006
Rev. Labuthale Sudassana Thero
2006
2012
Lal Dissanayake
2012
2017
Dharshana Iran De Silva
2017
Present

Houses[edit]

Students are divided into four houses:

The names are derived from distinguished past kings of Sri Lanka. 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.

Sports played at the college include:

Clubs and societies[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Nuwan Kulasekara International cricket player (2005–2013)
Arjuna Ranatunga International cricket player (1982–2000), Member of Sri Lanka Parliament - Colombo Electoral District (2001–2010), Kalutara (2010–2015), Gampaha (2015–present)
H. R. Mithrapala Member of Sri Lanka Parliament - Kegalle (2004–2015)
Nilanka Premaratne First-class cricket player
Ajith Mannapperuma Member of Sri Lanka Parliament - Gampaha (2013–present), mayor Gampaha (?–2009)
Anura Priyadharshana Yapa Member of Sri Lanka Parliament - Kurunegala (1994–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SCHOOL PROFILE". Bandaranayake College. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Gampaha Bandaranayake College inherits a unique school culture". Sunday Times.

External links[edit]