Science College, Mount Lavinia

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Science College, Mt. Lavinia
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Motto"ඤාණං උදපාදී...විජ්ජා උදපාදී... !!!"
FounderMapalagama Vipulasara Himi
PrincipalSusantha Mendis
GradesClass 1 - 13
Age6 to 19
Colour(s)Gold, Maroon & Silver             
SongSri sattisara gana probodhitha
PublicationScience College Magazine
The Science
Former pupilsOld Science

Mount Lavinia Science College (විද්‍යා විද්‍යාලය) is a school in the Piliyandala Zone, Sri Lanka. The school has risen to fame[according to whom?] within a span of 40 years.[1]


At the request of Poojya Mapalagama Vipulasara Himi of Rathmalana Paramadhammachethiya Pirivena, in 1977 the school was declared open by the Education Minister Al Haj Badl-ud-Din as “Sri Sadhissara Maha Vidyalaya”. The first principal was L. P. Wijesundara. The school received the approval to teach science and commerce streams for Grades 10 and 11.

In 1982, due to the influence of the Minister of Education, Ranil Wickramasinghe and Rathmalana Electorate parliament member Lalith Athulathmudali, the “Hena Para primary school” was joined with “Sri Sadhissara Maha Vidyalaya” creating a new school, South Colombo Science College.

Prof. L. A. Vitharana assumed duties as the first principal of the Science College. Prof. Vitharana was able to increase the number of students to 750. He was the pioneer of the school flag and the college song. During his tenure extracurricular activities of the college reached national level.

Science College main building

Past principals[edit]

  • L. P. Wijesundara
  • Prof. L. A. Vitharana
  • K. K. Wijepala
  • R.N.Edissooriya
  • Kithsiri Samarasinghe
  • P. D. Dahanayake
  • Gamini Sisil Silva
  • M. T. Tuder
  • H. M. S. K. Kodikara
  • Ananda Nagasinghe
  • Dayarathna Bandara
  • D. B. Peramuna

School terms[edit]

There are three academic terms in the year

  • 1st term - from January to April
  • 2nd term - from May to August
  • 3rd term - from September to December


There are four houses at the college, students are allocated to them according to their admission number. The houses are:

De Saram[edit]

Colour: Dark green and black


Colour: Maroon and silver


Colour: Maroon and sky blue


Colour: Sky Blue


The college competes in numerous sports