Bandaranayake College, Gampaha
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|Bandaranayake College Gampaha|
බණ්ඩාරනායක විද්යාලය ගම්පහ
|Motto||"Vidvan Sarvathra Pujyathe"|
("Scholar is always honored.")
|Established||18 September 1918|
|Principal||Dharshana Iran De Silva|
|Age range||10 to 19|
|Campus size||20-acre (0.081 km2)|
|Colour(s)||Blue and Maroon|
Bandaranayake College Gampaha (Sinhala: බණ්ඩාරනායක විද්යාලය ගම්පහ) is a Buddhist boys' school in Gampaha, Sri Lanka, founded on 18 September 1918. The school has a student population exceeding 5,000 across 8 grades from grade 6 to advanced level classes, on a campus of 8.1 ha (20 acres). Boys are admitted at grade six, based on the results of an island-wide Scholarship Examination.
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.
The students are divided into four houses:
- Vijaya – Colour – Red
- Gamunu – Colour – Blue
- Thissa – Colour – Green
- Parakrama – Colour – Yellow
|Nuwan Kulasekara||International cricket player (2003–2019)|
|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 (2006–2009)|
|Anura Priyadharshana Yapa||Member of Sri Lanka Parliament - Kurunegala(1994–present)|
|Neil Rosayro||Deputy chief of staff (Navy) - Eastern Naval Area (2016–present)|||
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