Friday, January 14, 2022

Rahula College, Matara

Rahula College is a government boys' school situated in Matara in Sri Lanka.

History
The school was established on 1 May 1923 by the name Parakramabahu Vidyalaya in a building on Main Street, Matara (Abeyawardana, 2004). Frederick Gordon Pearce (1892-1962), the principal of Mahinda College at Galle for invited to open the school at auspicious time and religious inspiration was provided by Bambarande Dhammawasa Thera (Abeyawardana, 2004). The first intake was 54 students (Abeyawardana, 2004).
 
C. A. Odiris de Silva, the manager of the school bought the Saram Mudali Walawwa of Midaliyar David de Saram in 1923 and donated it to house the Rahula College in 1939 (Abeyawardana, 2004).

Facilities
At present the school has common facilities such as class rooms, laboratories, libraries, play-ground, student boarding etc. Classes are conducted for boy students in two sections; the Primary section, which serves students from grade 1 to 5, and the Secondary section, which serves students from grade 6 to 13.

The Annual Big Match of the school is held in every year against Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Pannipitiya.

References
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. pp.69-70.
 
Location Map
This page was last updated on 14 January 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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