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.

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

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


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:

  1. Dr. P. B. Fernando
  2. Dr. D. P. Malalasekara
  3. Mrs. R. W. Rupasinghe
  4. Mrs. D. D. Kodagoda
  5. Mrs. D. L. F. Pedris
  6. Mrs. T. U. de Silva
  7. Mrs. R. Premaratne
  8. Mrs. N. Wijasooriya
  9. Mrs. S. R. Wijethilake
  10. Mrs. Nirmala Ekanayake
  11. 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:

  1. Mrs. Mallika Perera
  2. Mrs. S. P. Satharasinghe
  3. Mrs. Susila Obeysekara
  4. Mrs. Agnes Rupasinghe
  5. Mrs. Anula Heendeniya


  • Tel: +94112852980
  • Address:
  • High Level Road
  • Colombo Suburb
  • Nugegoda
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