Kegalu Vidyalaya

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Kegalu Vidyalaya
කෑගලු විද්‍යාලය
Kegalu Vidyalaya Logo.png
Address
Vidyala Road

,
Sri Lanka
Coordinates7°15′4″N 80°20′58″E / 7.25111°N 80.34944°E / 7.25111; 80.34944Coordinates: 7°15′4″N 80°20′58″E / 7.25111°N 80.34944°E / 7.25111; 80.34944
Information
TypeNational school
MottoPali: Yadisan Vapathe - Thadisan Harathe
(As We Sow - So We Reap)
Religious affiliation(s)Buddhism
Established1942 (1942)
Grades1–13
GenderBoys
Age range6–19
Medium of languageSinhalese
Houses
  •      Dharmapala
  •      Gunananda
  •      Jayathilaka
  •      Olcott
Colour(s)Blue and Yellow         
Website

Kegalu Vidyalaya (Sinhalese: කෑගලු විද්‍යාලය) is a primary and secondary national school for boys in Kegalle, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka. It was established in 1942.

History[edit]

The school was officially opened on 30 February 1942 by Don Baron Jayatilaka, Gunapala Malalasekara, P. De S. Kularathne, E. W. Adhikaram, H. W. Amarasooriya and Naradha Thero.

Initially, the school was an English-speaking Buddhist co-educational school. Later on, government regulations prompted the language to change to Sinhalese. In addition, these regulations mandated that the school should exclude female students to become an all boy's school.

Kegalu Vidyalaya offers education in both Sinhalese and English.

Houses[edit]

The students are divided into four houses:

  •      – Dharmapala
  •      – Gunananda
  •      – Jayathilaka
  •      – Olcott

The house names are derived from national heroes of Sri Lanka. The houses compete annually in games and sports to win the annual inter-house competition.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable staff[edit]

Former principals[edit]

The former principals are:[4]

  • K. L. V. Alagiyawanna was the first principal, he graduated from the University of London with a B.A Honours degree.
  • Anula Udalagama
  • S. E. de Silva
  • R. M. Abeyvardhana
  • K. Jinadasa Perera
  • T. B. Karunarathne
  • B. S. Gunasekara
  • P. Ruhunuhewa
  • M. B. Rathnayake
  • S. Mahaliyana
  • R. Wijayadasa
  • S. Kariyawasam
  • W. M. P. Dayarathne
  • N. W. add Gunasekara
  • G. M. C. Rajakaruna
  • G. K. R.Piyasena
  • H. R. U. Senanayake
  • M. R. Wijayathilaka
  • H. D. H. Perera
  • G. A. Adhikari
  • K. Nandadasa
  • S. B. Koswaththa
  • N. A. S. Bandara
  • H. M. G. Herath
  • W. M. Dharmapala
  • Srikantha Sarathchandra
  • P. Danawardhana(Acting Principal)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Auditor General's Department - Auditor General's Department". Auditorgeneral.gov.lk. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  3. ^ Rupasinghe, D. A. (2015-12-26). "Appreciations: Deshabandu Bogoda A. Premaratne". Daily News. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  4. ^ Note published by Kegalu Vidyalaya-2009-02-11 for school Anniversary.

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