Vidyaloka College

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Vidyaloka College
logo of the vidyaloka college
Crest of Vidyaloka College
Location
Galle
Sri Lanka
Information
Type Government Public School
Motto SUKO PANNAYA PATI LABO
Meaning: ("ප්‍රඥාව ලැබීම සැපයකි.")
Established 1941
Founder Weliwitiye Punyasara Thera
H. W. Amarasuriya
Grades 1 to G.C.E. (A/L)
Gender Boys
Age 6 to 19
Enrollment 2,200
Pupils Vidyalokians
Color(s)

Maroon and White

        
Affiliation Buddhist
Website

Vidyaloka College is a boys' school in Galle, Sri Lanka. The school was established on 14 January 1941 by philanthropist Henry Woodward Amarasuriya under the patronage of Venerable Weliwitiye Punyasara Thera.[1] It is a national school which accommodates over 2200 students and provides primary and secondary education to them.[2] The school was re-constructed after it was badly affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

College Today[edit]

The college today provides education to about 2200 students from grade 1 to grade 13 and it is regarded as one of the leading boys' schools in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.

Past principals[edit]

  • 1941 - 1944  : E. A. C. Munasinghe
  • 1945 - 1964  : B. D. P. de Silva
  • 1964 - 1965  : A. Hendravitharana
  • 1965 - 1971  : B. K. de Silva
  • 1971 - 1977  : Chandradasa de Silva
  • 1977 - 1981  : Christy Nanayakkara
  • 1981 - 1995  : D. H. Senevirathna
  • 1996 - 2004  : M. B. L. de Silva
  • 2004 - 2010  : N. G. Gunapala
  • 2010 - 2013  : F. Welege
  • 2013 - present  : P. P. W. Senewirathna

College Houses[edit]

Students are divided into four houses according to their admission number. These houses are named after four ancient kings of Sri Lanka.

  •     -Ashoka
  •     -Gemunu
  •     -Prakrama
  •     -Sangabo

Sports[edit]

Clubs and societies[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Dahanayake, CharlesCharles Dahanayake founding professor of physics University of Kelaniya, founding president Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka [3]
Gunasinghe, NandaNanda Gunasinghe member parliament (Galle 1994–2001) [4]
Jayasiri, W.W. Jayasiri actor, film director [4]
Lakshman, W. D.W. D. Lakshman Vice Chancellor University of Colombo (1994–1999), Economist [5]
Malinga, LasithLasith Malinga international cricket player (2004–present) [6]
Pathirana, RichardRichard Pathirana Minister for Education and higher education (1994-2000), minister for State Administration, Home Affairs and Administration Reforms (2000-01), member of Sri Lankan parliament (1983-2001) [7]
Rowel, RenukaRenuka Rowel Major General, Chief Signals Officer - Sri Lanka Signals Corps [4]

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