Sri Pali College

Sri Pali College (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී පාලී විද්‍යාලය) is a government mixed school situated in Horana town in Kalutara District, Sri Lanka.

The school was established by Wilmot A. Perera, a well-known planter, philanthropist and politician, by following the model of Shanti Niketan, the great Indian institution of Oriental Studies (Abeyawardana, 2002). The foundation stone for the school was laid in 1934 by the great Indian poet and Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) who also named the institution "Sri Palee" (Abeyawardana, 2002). The Tamarind tree planted by him on this occasion is still found on the premises of the school (Abeyawardana, 2002).

Sri Palee was registered as a government-assisted school in 1936 (Abeyawardana, 2002). Dancing, music, painting, drumming, textile, carpentry, and metalwork were some of the subjects taught at the school. The government took over the control of the school later (Abeyawardana, 2002).
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2002. Heritage of Sabaragamuwa: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Sabaragamuwa Development Bank and The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-077-7.  pp.113-114.
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