Bandaranayake College, Gampaha

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Coordinates: 6°54′16″N 79°51′40″E / 6.90444°N 79.86111°E / 6.90444; 79.86111

Bandaranayake College Gampaha
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Location
Gampaha
Sri Lanka
Information
Type Public
Motto Scholar is Always Honored
Established 18 September 1918
Founder Charles Samarasooriya
Principal Dharshana Iran De Silva
Staff 200
Grades Classes from 6 - 13
Gender Boys
Age range 10 to 19
Enrollment 5,000
Colour(s)

Blue and Maroon

        
Website

Bandaranayake College Gampaha (Sinhala: බණ්ඩාරනායක විද්‍යාලය ගම්පහ) was founded on 18 September 1918.

Historʏ[edit]

Bandaranayake College Front View

In 1918, this school established as Henarathgoda Seewali Buddhist School at the place where Yasodara Devi Balika Maha Vidyalaya located at present. Charles Samarasooriya was the first principal of the school. In 1949, the school transformed as Henarathgoda Senior Secondary School and then it was established as the Henarathgoda Secondary English School at present location. When school was established at the 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 1980s. On 25 May 1993, the school was advanced to the national level as, Gampaha Bandaranayake College.[1]

Principals List[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
To date

Houses[edit]

The students are divided into four houses:

  •      Gamunu (Blue)
  •      Parakrama (Yellow)
  •      Tissa (Green)
  •      Vijaya (Red)

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.

Other sports played at College includes;

Clubs and societies[edit]

Some of these are:

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Kulasekara, NuwanNuwan Kulasekara international cricket player (2005–2013)
Ranatunga, ArjunaArjuna Ranatunga international cricket player (1982–2000), member parliament - Colombo Electoral District (2001–2010), Kalutara (2010–2015), Gampaha (2015–present)
Mithrapala, H. R.H. R. Mithrapala member parliament - Kegalle (2004–2015)
Premaratne, NilankaNilanka Premaratne first-class cricket player
Mannapperuma, AjithAjith Mannapperuma member parliament - Gampaha (2013–present), mayor Gampaha (?–2009)
Yapa, Anura PriyadarshanaAnura Priyadarshana Yapa member parliament - Kurunegala (1994–present)

References[edit]

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