Schools

Harischandra National College

The Harischandra College is situated at Negombo as one of the best Buddhist National School, in Gampaha District, Western Province, Sri Lanka.

History

The college was established in 1941 by the patronage of the Negombo Dharmadutha Association as a tribute offered to Walisinghe Harischandrawho was born in the village.

The land was gifted by the late C.L.A. De Silva. The land was in front of Anghurukaramulla Bhodirajarhama Temple. The name Harischandra School was proposed by Member Mr. Amarasuriya. It started with five children housed in a cojan roof building. As a tribute to Walisinghe Harischandra, from an idea of businessman Mr. Nial Ranasinghe, a statue was commissioned. On 12 February 1993, on the day of the Golden Jubilee (50th year) of the school, a statue of Walisinghe Harischandra statue was erected in front of the school and declared opene by His Excellency The President, D.B. Wijetunge, then president of Sri Lanka.

  • Distance From city centre:1 km
  • Classes:Grade 1 to 13
  • Number of students:4756
  • Number of teachers:148
  • Medium of teaching:Sinhala/English

Achievements

  • First place by a student in the All Ceylon Music and Dancing Competition Junior Orchestra and Violin Music.
  • First place secured by a student in the All Ceylon Music and Dancing Competition Senior Orchestra and Violin Music.
  • Won All Ceylon Karate Championship in 2001.
  • Golden Championship by under Interschool Youth Award Unit, from Mrs. Chandrika Bandharanayaka, then President, conducted by National Youth Services Association.
  • Won All Ceylon Volleyball Championship.
  • The Senior Thabla first place secured in All Ceylon Music and Dancing Competition by a student.

Present day

Negombo Harischandra College is a tribute offered for Brahmachrie Walisinghe Harischandra name. The Harischandra School is situated in front of Anghurukaramulla Bhodirajarhama Temple, which is helpful to create a Buddhist atmosphere. There are 2924 boys and 1832 girls studying. The school has become a National School in Negombo Town. The Principle is Mr. D. D. Keerthi De Alwis.

AddressTemple Rd, Negombo
Phone031 2 220997

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