Dharmasoka College (Ambalangoda)

Dharmasoka College (Sinhala: ධර්මාශෝක විද්‍යාලය, අම්බලංගොඩ) is a government mixed school situated in Ambalangoda in Galle District, Sri Lanka.

The Dharmasoka College was founded on 2 February 1914 when the merger of the two Buddhist English schools in Ambalangoda, one established in 1902 by the Sugata Sasanodaya Society and the other by Mudaliyar Santhiyago Thomas de Silva in 1912 (Abeyawardana, 2004).  Thomas de Silva was the principal and also the manager of the newly established school (Abeyawardana, 2004).

After the death of Thomas de Silva in 1922, the Sugatha Sasanodaya Society managed the school under a number of managers till it was assigned to the government in October 1960.

At present, the school has common facilities such as classrooms, laboratories, libraries, playground etc. Classes are conducted for both boy and girl students from grade 1 to grade 13.

1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Ruhuna: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-073-4. p.13.

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This page was last updated on 19 May 2023

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