Maliyadeva College

Maliyadeva College

Maliyadeva College

About Maliyadeva College

Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka, is a government school established in 1888, by the Buddhist Theosophical Society led by Colonel Henry Steel Olcott. It is one of Sri Lanka's oldest schools and considered by many to be a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka. It is a National School and controlled by the Central government. Today the school accommodates nearly 5000 students. The term "Devans" is used to refer to the former/present pupils of Maliyadeva College. Facilities include playgrounds, swimming pool, basketball court, children's parks, computer labs, medical and dental centers, saloon, two-storied shrine for Buddhist monks, gymnasium, library, botanical, zoological, physical and chemical labs, hostel, canteens, co-operative shops, milk bar, buses and a van. The students are divided into four houses according to their admission numbers. The house names are derived from the past kings of Sri Lanka as Thissa, Gemmunu, Parakrama and Rajasinghe.

Old Boys’ Association

On 13 July 1936, Rev. Nakette Ananda gathered a number of old boys of the school to initiate an Old Boys Association. Under the chairmanship of the principal, U. B. Wanninayake, a decision was made to build a Sanghawasaya for the school. Ananda was appointed as the patron, and Wanninayake as the association’s president. Other officials elected were H. W. Gunasekara as secretary and E. S. Balasuriya as treasurer. Since that date, a president is elected by members at each annual general meeting.


2020 Team of Maliyadeva College

Past Year Team

Hasitha Denuwan Tennakoon

Chamikara Edirisinghe

Damith Perera

Ishan Tilakaratna

Anurudhdha Senanayake

Hashan Gunathilaka

Sameera Godawita

Randheer Bandara

Piers Priyantha Rajapakse

Nuwan Amarakoon

Iroshan De Silva