Veluwana College

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Veluwana College
වේළුවන විද්‍යාලය
Veluwana College Logo.jpg
Location
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
Information
TypePublic School
Mottoසැමට පෙර යුතුකම
Duty Is Foremost
Established11 June 1951; 68 years ago (1951-06-11)
PrincipalSydney Loku Kumara
Dep PrincipalD. V. T. Rajapathirana
Staff200
GradesClass 1-13
GenderBoys
Age range6 - 19
Number of students3500
Color(s)Blue and Gold         
Songශාන්ති වේවා ශාන්ති දේවා!
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Veluwana College (කොළඹ වේළුවන විද්‍යාලය) in Dematagoda was established 11 June 1951 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

The school anthem was composed by Siril A Seelawimala.

Houses[edit]

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 5,500 students and about 2,000 staff, led by principal W. 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].

Principals[edit]

  • Karaputugala Dhammawansha tero (1951.06.11-1955.05.31)
  • W.M.S.Wimalasooriya (1955.06.01-1965.09-06)
  • Wiliyam Galagedara (1965.09.15-1967.09.03)
  • S.S.Fernando (1967.09.04-1970.07.03)
  • W.M.S.Wimalasooriya (1970.07.04-1971.01.15)
  • S.S Kaluthanthree (1971.03.13-1972.01.02)
  • H.M.Samanasinghe (1972.03.09-1986.09.04)
  • E.F.Ranasinghe (1987.02.17-1994.12.27)
  • A.Thiranagama (1994.12.28-2003.05.07)
  • S.Garusinghe (2003.06.04-2006.07.11)
  • W.Karunathilake (2006.08.15-2016.06.08)
  • Sydny Ashoka Lokukumara (2016.11.10- )

Notable alumni[edit]

Veluwana College White Logo

References[edit]