Bandarawatta Parakrama National School

Bandarawatta Parakrama National School (Sinhala: බණ්ඩාරවත්ත පරාක්‍රම ජාතික පාසල) is a government mixed school situated in Bandarawatta in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. It is considered one of the oldest schools in the country.

The school was established in 1869 in a small rented thatched house known as Alut Gedara Watta. After this house collapsed, the classes were conducted in a building erected at Bandarawatta Junction. As the number of students gradually increased, the school was moved to the present location which was then known as Kurundu Watta. In 1929, the first principal Charles S. Amarasinha was appointed. 

In 1967, it became a mixed school by the name Bandarawatta Parakrama Kanishta Vidyalaya and in 1979 it became a "Maha Vidyalaya". In January 2022, it was advanced to National School.
At present, the school has common facilities such as classrooms, laboratories, libraries, playgrounds, etc. Classes are conducted for both boy and girl students from grade 1 to grade 13.
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This page was last updated on 5 January 2023
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