Anula Vidyalaya

Anula Vidyalaya, Colombo is a Buddhist girls' school in Sri Lanka, established in 1941 by Dr. E. W. Adikaram with 38 students and five teachers.[1]

Currently, the school has a student body of over 5,000 girls. The Principal and the staff guide the pupils on the Buddhist principles of non-violence and self-discipline.[1]

The objective of the founder and the vision of the school is to maneuver the children into "Perfect Ladies" in every aspect.

Anula Vidyalaya
Anula Vidyalaya crest

MottoPali: Uththitta Nappa majjeyya
(Arise and be Diligent)
Religious affiliation(s)Buddhist
Established4 January 1941
FounderDr. E. W. Adikaram
PrincipalMrs. K. A. Jayani Prishangika
Age range6 to 19
EnrollmentOver 5000
Color(s)Black & gold


The founders of Anula Vidyalaya were Dr. E. W. Adikaram, a scholar, educationist, writer, philosopher and a humanist, and the pioneer principal, Mrs. P. B. Fernando. The school was started on 4 January 1941 under the patronage of Deshamanya D. S. Senanayake, then the Minister of Agriculture. The Board of Governors was:

  • Dr. P. B. Fernando
  • Dr. D. P. Malalasekara
  • Mrs. R. W. Rupasinghe
  • Mrs. D. D. Kodagoda
  • Mrs. D. L. F. Pedris
  • Mrs. T. U. de Silva
  • Mrs. R. Premaratne
  • Mrs. N. Wijasooriya
  • Mrs. S. R. Wijethilake
  • Mrs. Nirmala Ekanayake
  • Mrs. Nanda Rajapaksha

Pioneer Principal - Mrs. P. B. Fernando - served the school from 1941 till 1956. She donated her total salary towards obtaining a block of land for the school and a scholarship scheme.

Pioneer staff and pupils:

  • Mrs. Mallika Perera
  • Mrs. S. P. Satharasinghe
  • Mrs. Susila Obeysekara
  • Mrs. Agnes Rupasinghe
  • Mrs. Anula Heendeniya


  • Mrs. P. B. Fernando 1941–1956
  • Miss. N. Ratnapala 1956–1970
  • Miss. C. K. Abeyrathna 1971–1975
  • Mrs. D. S. Meegoda 1976–1985
  • Mrs. S. Leelananda 1985–1987
  • Mrs. M. K. Welikala 1987–1988
  • Mrs. D. W. Windsor 1989–1991
  • Mrs. N. P. Jinasena 1991–2000
  • Mrs. Y. P. S. C. Jayathilake 2000–2007
  • Mrs. S. N. Malawiaarachchi 2007–2010
  • Mrs. Kalyani Gunasekara 2010–2013
  • Mrs. N. K. Ekanayake 2013–2014
  • Mrs. P. N. Rajapaksha 2014–2017
  • Mrs. K. A. Jayani Prishangika 2017 – present


  • Sanghamiththa -     
  • Uppalawanna -     
  • Dhammadinna -     
  • Chulasumana -     

Prefects Guild

The Prefects guild composes of Senior Prefects and Junior Prefects


Anulians can engage in

  • Aerobics
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cadet platoon
  • Chess
  • Carrom
  • Cricket
  • Diving
  • Gymnastics
  • Guiding
  • Handball
  • Karate
  • Netball
  • Rifle shooting
  • Swimming
  • Scrabble
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball

Clubs and Societies

  • Astronomical Society
  • Aviation society
  • Art Society
  • Arts & Crafts Society
  • Buddhist Association
  • Creative Club
  • Commerce Society
  • Drama Society
  • Drug Obstruction society
  • Disaster management unit
  • English Debating Society
  • English Literary Association
  • Environment Society
  • Energy club
  • Electronic Club
  • Founders' Society
  • Girl Guide Association
  • General Knowledge Society
  • History Society
  • Health society
  • Home Science Club
  • ICT Club
  • Interact Club
  • Innovators' Club
  • Junior western band
  • Junior oriental band
  • Language Club
  • Mathematics Club
  • Media Unit
  • Oriental music society
  • Photographic Art society
  • Philatelic Society
  • Quiz Club
  • Sinhala Debating Society
  • St John's Ambulance Brigade- First Aid
  • Sinhala Literary Association
  • Science Society
  • Senior western band
  • Senior oriental band
  • School Welfare Society
  • Traffic Warden Society
  • UNESCO Club
  • United nations club
  • Western music society


  1. ^ a b Miranda, Sujitha (15 March 2014). "Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda stands tall as an exclusive Buddhist girls' school". Wijey Newspaper. Retrieved 6 March 2015.

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Coordinates: 6°52′N 79°53′E / 6.867°N 79.883°E


Anula may refer to:

Anula, Northern Territory, a suburb of Darwin, Australia

Anula of Anuradhapura, ancient Sri Lankan queen

Anula Vidyalaya, a Buddhist school in Sri Lanka

Anul, a village in India; also known as Anula

E. W. Adikaram

Kalutara Koralalage Edward Winifred Brito Adikaram (5 March 1905 – 28 December 1985) was an educationalist, writer and a social activist in Sri Lanka. In 1931 he obtained an M.A degree from London School of Oriental Studies and in 1933 a Ph.D. on the thesis "Early History of Buddhism in Ceylon".

After returning to Sri Lanka he started to teach in Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte and in 1934, he became the principal of the school. He was a prominent nonviolence activist in Sri Lanka.

Index of Sri Lanka-related articles (A)

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Kusum Renu

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Kusuma Rajaratne

Kusuma Rajaratne (née Perera) (12 December 1925 - May 2007) was a Ceylonese politician.Kusuma Perera was born on 12 December 1925 in Kotte the second of four children to Awis Perera, a Ayurvedic physician and Caroline Hamine. Kusuma received her education at Ananda Sastralaya and Anula Vidyalaya before entered the University of Colombo. On 24 August 1950 she married Konara Mudiyanselage Podiappuhamy Rajaratne, a teacher and lecturer, whom she had known since her school days at Ananda Sastralaya.Her husband stood as a candidate for Welimada at the 1952 parliamentary election but failed to get elected after coming third. On 26 August 1955 the district court in Badulla convicted Rajaratne, who had been his own election agent at the 1952 parliamentary election, of not submitting his election expenses and fined him Rs. 100. He stood as the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) candidate for Welimada at the 1956 parliamentary election, winning the election. On 1 October 1956 an election judge ruled that the 1956 parliamentary election in Welimada was void because Rajaratne had been disqualified from being a Member of Parliament for three years following his 1955 conviction. As a result he lost his seat in Parliament.In the subsequent by-election held on 7 September 1957 Kusuma ran as an independent, where she secured 14,069 votes, just over 80% of the total vote, defeating both the National Liberation Front (NLF) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party candidates, who combined only received under 19% of the total vote.At the 4th parliamentary election in March 1960 she stood down from representing Welidama allowing her husband to re-contest the seat. Kusuma however ran in the newly created adjoining seat of Uva Paranagama, as the National Liberation Front (Jathika Vimukthi Peramuna) candidate, which she won, receiving 4,662 votes (40% of the total votes). She retained the seat at the subsequent parliamentary elections in July 1960, with an increased majority, receiving 6,473 votes (56.88% of the total votes).Kusuma also successfully contested the 1965 parliamentary elections, where she was the sole parliamentary representative of National Liberation Front, her husband failing in his attempt to be re-elected for the seat of Welimada. Kusama was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Home Affairs in the Third Dudley Senanayake cabinet but resigned the post in 1966 in protest against the Government's decision to introduce new laws to facilitate the official use of Tamil in administration.

List of schools in Western Province, Sri Lanka

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Lists of schools in Sri Lanka


Boys' Schools with the enrollment

Royal College, Colombo - 9100

Ananda College, Colombo - 8500

Dharmaraja College, Kandy - 4200

Nalanda College, Colombo - 5000

Richmond College, Galle - 5000

Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala - 5000

DS Senanayake College, Colombo - 5000

Rahula College, Mathara - 5000

Kingswood College, Kandy - 3500

Isipathana College, Colombo - 5000Girls' Schools

Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo

Mahamaya Girls' College, Kandy

Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo

Musaeus College, Colombo

Sangamitta Vidyalaya, Galle

Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya, Matara

Girls' High School, Kandy

Maliyadeva Girls' College, Kurunegala

Sirimavo Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo

Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda

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List of schools in Central Province, Sri Lanka

List of schools in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

List of schools in Northern Province, Sri Lanka

List of schools in North Central Province, Sri Lanka

List of schools in North Western Province, Sri Lanka

List of schools in Sabaragamuwa Province

List of schools in Southern Province, Sri Lanka

List of schools in Uva Province

List of schools in Western Province, Sri Lanka


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P. B. Fernando

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Professor Fernando in addition to his reputation as a clinician published research papers on childhood tuberculosis,

ascariasis in children, nutritional disorders in childhood, rheumatic heart disease, liver diseases and coronary atherosclerosis

and ischaemic heart disease in Ceylon.

He served as acting dean of the faculty of medicine and acting vice-chancellor of the University of Colombo. He was honorary secretary and treasurer of the

Ceylon Branch of the B.M.A., and President Ceylon Medical Association (later renamed Sri Lanka Medical Association) in 1953. The Ceylon College of Physicians commemorates his memory with an award of a gold medal Oration delivered at the ceremonial inauguration of its annual scientific sessions.

He is also known for his services to education founding with his wife, the girls school Anula Vidyalaya Nugegoda.

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the South-East by the Maharagama Urban Council area,

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