Vidura College, Nawala

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Vidura College – Colombo
Emblem of Vidura College
Primary – Nawala, The Campus – Thalawathugoda
Sri Lanka
Type English medium school
Motto Oneself is one's own protector
Established 1999
Principal D.G. Sumanasekera

over 2,700

Coordinates: 6°55′30″N 79°52′09″E / 6.92500°N 79.86917°E / 6.92500; 79.86917
Colour(s) Blue and Silver

Vidura College – Colombo is a private secondary school in Sri Lanka. The school carries out teaching in English. Its current principal is D.G. Sumanasekera.[1][2]


Vidura College was inaugurated on 27 January 1999, as a primary school, with the enrollment of six students to the Nursery and Grade 1 classes. Today the college conducts classes up to G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination, with a student population of over 2,700. Vidura is a test preparation center for GCE (Ordinary level and Advanced level) examinations – Dept. of Emaninations, Sri Lanka, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, UK (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Sri Lanka Festival of Music, Dance & Speech (IIMSD)

College emblem[edit]

The college logo symbolizes the goals envisaged by its founders:

  • Lotus buds symbolizes the students of Vidura
  • The Lamp symbolizes the knowledge imparted to the student
  • The Flame symbolizes the radiance of the student on graduation
  • The Pot symbolizes the fullness of personality developed
  • The Diamond symbolizes the part played by Vidura in making its work shine with brightness

The name "Vidura" means "vajra" ("the diamond").

College motto[edit]

The school motto, "Oneself is one's own protector" was inspired by a saying of the Lord Buddha.


The School is divided into five sections:

  • Nursery School – Infant Group, Play Group and Reception
  • Primary School – Grades 1 – 5
  • Lower Secondary School – Grades 6 – 8
  • Upper Secondary School – Grades 9 – 11
  • High School – Grades 12 -13


After completing Grade 11 students sit the G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) Examination, Sri Lanka, as private candidates. Students proceeding further sit the G.C.E (Advanced Level) Examination, Sri Lanka after completing Grade 13.

Sports Centre[edit]

Sports activities include:

Badminton and swimming are conducted at hired facilities at Nawala and Nugegoda.

Extra-curricular activities[edit]


  1. ^ Editor, Lakbimanews (2007). "Teaming up in educating the future". Lakbimanews Online Edition. Retrieved 14 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Sagarika Dissanayake (2008). "Autobiography in Brief (Ekomath eka Kaaleka)". Silumina Online Edition. Retrieved 2 March 2008.