Veluwana College

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Veluwana College
වේළුවන විද්‍යාලය
Veluwana College Logo.jpg
Veluwana College is located in Greater Colombo
Veluwana College
Veluwana College
Location in greater Colombo
Veluwana College, Veluwana Road
Colombo 09

Coordinates6°55′39″N 79°52′49″E / 6.92750°N 79.88028°E / 6.92750; 79.88028Coordinates: 6°55′39″N 79°52′49″E / 6.92750°N 79.88028°E / 6.92750; 79.88028
TypePublic School
Mottoසැමට පෙර යුතුකම
Duty Is Foremost
EstablishedMay 1, 1952
PrincipalMr. Sydney Loku Kumara
Dep PrincipalMr. D.V.T. Rajapathirana
GradesClass 1-13
Age range6 - 19
Number of students3500
Color(s)Blue and Gold         
Songශාන්ති වේවා ශාන්ති දේවා!

Veluwana College (කොළඹ වේළුවන විද්‍යාලය) in Dematagoda was established May 1, 1952 by the Buddhist Society led by Veluwanarama temple. It is one of oldest Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka. Veluwana College is a National School. It provides primary and secondary education.

School Anthem[edit]

Veluwana College Flag with logo

School anthem was composed and lyrics are by Siril A Seelawimala.


Students are placed in one of three houses according to their admission number.They compete each year to win the Inter-house Competitions.

  •      – Abhaya (අභය)
  •      – Vijaya (විජය)
  •      – Gemunu (ගැමුණු)

Veluwana College Today[edit]

Today Veluwana College has about 5500 students and about 2000 staff, led by principal Mr.karunathilaka. Veluwana College has been in the forefront of the Sri Lankan national schools and considered to be one of outstation schools in the country[citation needed]. Veluwana College Official Web Site was founded in 2006 as a result of Veluwana Web Project along with the Veluwana Web Team 2003.

Clubs & Societies[edit]

  • Astronomical Society
  • Adventures Club
  • Communication Unit
  • English Drama Club
  • Life Saving Unit
  • Prefects Guild
  • Scout Troop
  • Western Music Association
  • Commerce & Economic Society
  • Mathametics and Science Society


True Colors In School Flag

Sports played at Veluwnana include;

Principals of Veluwana college[edit]

  • Mr. M.H. Samanasinghe
  • Mr. E. Ranasinghe
  • Mr. Thiranagama
  • Mr. Somapala Garusinghe
  • Mr. W. Karunathilaka
  • Mr. Sidney Loku Kumara

Notable alumni[edit]

Veluwana College White Logo