Sri Sumedha Maha Vidyalaya, Malimbada

Sri Sumedha Maha Vidyalaya is a government school in Matara, Sri Lanka. It was established in 1894.

Sri Sumedha Vidyalaya, Malimbada
ශ්‍රී සුමේධ මහා විද්‍යාලය, මාළිම්බඩ
The logo of Malimbada Sri Sumedha Vidyalaya.png
Location
Malimbada

Matara
,
Sri Lanka
,
81050
Coordinates6°00′34″N 80°31′06″E / 6.009441°N 80.518212°E / 6.009441; 80.518212Coordinates: 6°00′34″N 80°31′06″E / 6.009441°N 80.518212°E / 6.009441; 80.518212
Information
School typePublic provincial 1C
MottoSinhala: නැණින් පෙරට
(Going forward using discretion)
Religious affiliation(s)Buddhism
Established1894; 128 years ago (1894)
PrincipalW. M. Vageesha Perera
Staff67
Grades1 to 13
GenderGirls & Boys
Enrollment1000
Color(s)
  Gold & Maroon
Websiteschoolsmv.weebly.com

HistoryEdit

The school was established in 1894 by the Methodist Church with eleven students and was known as Batathumbe Methodist College (Sinhala: බටතුඹේ මෙතෝදිස්ත විද්‍යාලය) for several decades.[1] The first principal of this school was B. De Silva and there were two teachers.[citation needed] The first student of this school was a principal of a school.[which?]

The school became a government school in 1912 and the name was changed into Malimbada Sri Sumedha Maha Vidyalaya as a proposal of Mr Samarawickrama, a former principal of this school.[citation needed] Formerly, there were only primary and secondary classes, but the permission was granted to start Advanced Level classes on 10 January 1982. In 1990 R. K. Wijesekara took over as principal of the school.[citation needed]

Principals from 1948

Period Name
1948.01.15 – 1958.05.01 J. A. De Silva
1958.05.06 – 1958.12.31 C. P. Somanayake
1959.01.01 – 1969.02.25 R. P. A. Wickramasinghe
1969.02.26 – 1970.05.01 H. T. Dharmasena
1970.05.01 – 1970.12.31 H. L. Andrayas
1971.01.01 – 1971.08.12 H. T. Dharmasena
1971.08.12 – 1972.04.30 Martin Sudangama
1972.05.01 – 1979.07.08 H. Samarawickrama
1979.07.08 – 1980.01.23 S. M. D. Samaraweera
1984.03.12 – 1984.07.01 P. Wickramarachchi
1984.07.01 – 1990.03.05 Y. A. Gunawardhana
1990.03.05 – 1990.10.15 K. A. S. Abekoon
1990.03.05 – 1990.10.15 V. K. Gamage
1990.10.15 – 2001.05.23 R. K. Wijesekara
2001.05.24 – 2002.11.21 D. R. Somapala
2002.11.22 – 2015.05.22 U. Amara Rajini
2015.05.23 – 2017.12.06 M. A. Kumarasiri
2017.12.07 – present W. M. Vageesha Perera

HousesEdit

Students are divided into four houses. The house names are derived from the past kings of Sri Lanka.

ReferenceEdit

  1. ^ "මම අකුරු කියවන නැකතට මහා වැසි වැටුණා - අත්තුඩාවේ සිරි රාහුල මහ නාහිමි".