Sujatha Vidyalaya

Sujatha Vidyalaya

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Sujatha Vidyalaya is a leading girls' school in Sri Lanka. Located in The Matara District - Sri Lanka's southern-most District, if you look at a Map of Sri Lanka - of The Southern Province.

The school was established as a Private Buddhist school by the "Matara Buddhists' Society" in 1929.

Sujatha Vidyalaya is one of the oldest Buddhists' schools in Sri Lanka. Sujatha Vidyalaya is now run by the Government of Sri Lanka, and is a National School. Also, Sujatha Vidyalaya was a school of the first group of schools to be converted as a National School.

Sujatha Vidyalaya has two sections - The Primary and The Secondary. Where Sujatha Vidyalaya Primary serves students from Grade 1 to Grade 5 while Sujatha Vidyalaya serves students from Grade 6 to Grade 13.

Founding

In Matara at the beginning of 20th century, there was a large population of Buddhists, and English education was the fashion. The Matara Buddhist Society took a main role in providing that English education. The energetic co-Secretary of the Society, Mr. Vilmot P. Vijethunga, proposed the necessity of an English education institute as a thought. As a result, Dr. V.D. Gunarathna had taken a main role to establishing that proposal.

On 1929 May full moon Poya day, the school was inaugurated with Mr.V.D. Gunarathna, who was the president of the Matara Buddhist Society, as the director.

At the start Sujatha Vidyalaya was a mere sapling of a school when compared to what it has grown to today. In the 70 years since its...
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