R. K. M. Sri Koneswara Hindu College

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R. K. M. Sri Koneswara Hindu College
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R. K. M. Sri Koneswara Hindu College is located in Central Trincomalee
R. K. M. Sri Koneswara Hindu College
R. K. M. Sri Koneswara Hindu College
Location in central Trincomalee
Dockyard Road

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Coordinates8°34′27.70″N 81°14′05.20″E / 8.5743611°N 81.2347778°E / 8.5743611; 81.2347778Coordinates: 8°34′27.70″N 81°14′05.20″E / 8.5743611°N 81.2347778°E / 8.5743611; 81.2347778
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School typePublic national 1AB
Founded1897
School districtTrincomalee Education Zone
AuthorityMinistry of Education

Ramakrishna Mission Sri Koneswara Hindu College (also known as Trincomalee Hindu College or Trinco Hindu College) is a national school in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.[1]

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1897 by leading Hindus. It was administered by a Board of Management. It became a government primary school in 1922. The Board of Management handed the school over to the Ramakrishna Mission on 1 June 1925. Swami Vipulananda administered the school on behalf of the mission. The school obtained senior secondary status in 1932. The school was forced to move to temporary premises during World War II but moved back to its original premises in 1945. The school became a Grade One school in 1952.

Since its foundation the school had functioned with two separate divisions: Hindu Boys Tamil School and Hindu Boys English School. Later the Hindu Boys English School was renamed R. K. M. Hindu College and whilst the Hindu Boys Tamil School became R. K. M. Sri Koneswara Vidyalayam. Both schools were taken over, as separate schools, by the government in 1961. In 1993 the two schools were merged into R. K. M. Sri Koneswara Hindu College and given national school status.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Province - Eastern" (PDF). Schools Having Bilingual Education Programme. Ministry of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-10.