Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Bandaranayake College, Gampaha

Bandaranayake College is a government boys' school situated in Gampaha, Sri Lanka.

History
The school was first established on 18 September 1918 as Henarathgoda Seewali Buddhist School at the place where Yashodara Devi Balika Vidyalaya is situated today. Charles Samaranayake was the first principal of the school from 1918 to 1922. 
 
In 1949, the school was renamed as the Henarathgoda Senior Secondary School, and then it was established at its present location by the name Henarathgoda Secondary English School. It had been a mixed school up to 1985 and in 1993, it was promoted as a First Grade School.
 
On 25 May 1993, the school was advanced to the National Level as Bandaranayake College. In 2017 it was named as a scool of 1 AB category.

Facilities
At present the school has common facilities such as class rooms, laboratories, libraries, play-ground, swimming pool, indoor stadium and quarters for teachers. Classes are conducted for boy students from grade 6 to grade 13. Students are admitted to grade 6 on the basis of results of the Scholarship Examination.
 
The main office building which is considered the oldest building of the school was opened on 6 December 1958 by the then Prime Minister of Sri Lanka S. W. R. D. Bandaranayake. The swimming pool was opened on 7 October 2012 by the then President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapakse.
 
Location Map
This page was last updated on 4 January 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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