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විද්යා දදාති විනයංṁ
(Buddhist quote in the Dhammapada.
Meaning: "Knowledge generates humility")
|Principal||MudAlindu S. Thomas De Silva Esq.(1913 - 1917)|
|Colour(s)||Blue and Silver|
Location and size
In 1913, the college was established with fifteen students by its founder, Mudliar Santiago Thomas de Silva, who spent his own wealth to establish and develop the college.
On 10 April 1929, the Sugatha Sasanodaya Samithiya (a benevolent society) took over administration of the college. The government of Sri Lanka took control of the college in 1961. Some managers under Sugatha Sasanodaya Samithiya were P. de S. Kularatne, Dr.M.H Saddhasena and L.C De Silva. All were former Members of Parliament.
Approximately 100 students are selected to the local universities in each year.
Dharmasoka College students are called Sokians.
- Mudliar S. Thomas De Silva (1913–1917)
- E. Ginige (1917–1921)
- A. M. Nathaniel (1921–1923)
- G. M. De Silva (1923–1927)
- E. A. Wijesooriya (1928–1933)
- F. R. Jayasooriya (1934–1938)
- D. T. Wijerathna (1938–1947 and 1953 - 1961)
- P. De S. Jasenthuliyana (1947–1953)
- K. K. V. S. De Silva (1961–1965)
- M. D. Wimalasooriya (1965–1975)
- N. E. Fernando (1975–1980)
- G. W. W. De Silva (1980–1982)
- B. H. H. Wimaladasa (1982–1984)
- H. S. N. K. Fernando (1984–1986)
- A. G. I. De Silva (1987–1998)
- M. Premaseela De Silva (1999–2001)
- D. M. G. Anura Jayalath (2002–2004)
- K. M. G. B. Jayasooriya (2004–2007)
- S. J. P. Wijesingha (2007–2010)
- M. G. O. P. Panditharathna (2010–2013)
- Sumith Parakramawansa (2013–2016)
- Hasitha Kesara Weththimuni (2016–present)
- Mahinda Deshapriya, chairman of the Election Commission
- Sarath Fonseka, former Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, presidential candidate, former Chief of the Defence Staff and Member of Parliament for Colombo District
- Rohana Wijeweera, presidential candidate, founder of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and its leader of the 1971 JVP Insurrection and 1987–89 JVP Insurrection
- Jayalath Weerakkody, former Air Force Commander and Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan
- Upul Tharanga, cricketer
- Dinesh Chandimal, cricketer
- Gunadasa Kapuge, musician
- C. P. de Silva, cabinet minister and civil servant
- Sunil Handunnetti, Member of Parliament for Colombo District
- Buddhika Kurukularatne, journalist and former Member of Parliament for Galle District
- Shan Wijayalal De Silva, Chief Minister of Southern Province of Sri Lanka
- L. H. Sumanadasa, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ceylon and founder of the University of Moratuwa
- Ajit de Silva, former Test cricketer
- Saman Jayantha, former national cricketer
Dharmasoka-Devananda is the annual inter-school cricket encounter, the big match played between Dharmasoka College and Sri Devananda College. The match usually takes place in March of every year at the esplanade in Ambalangoda. Out of the 46 matches played between the two schools so far, most of the maches are drawn.
- Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda celebrates centenary year by W.T.J.S. Kaviratne (Sunday Observer) 2016-09-20
- "Dharmasoka College - Old Boys Association". Dharmasoka College. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
- http://www.dharmasoka.sch.lk/ accessed
- http://www.facebook.com/Ambalangoda accessed