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One day when Sir Anagarika Darmapala was coming to the Mahabodhi committee office in Colombo. He saw missionary school girls who were wearing very short uniforms according to the English style.

He was shocked and very sympathetic that when he came to the office he addressed the clerk and said “come here don’t you have any eyes, see the disgrace of those school uniforms. The skirt is upper more than 3 or 4 inches from the elbow. They go to the missionary schools. Can you see the disgrace caused to the country. What would happen when girls lost their fears and shies. At once go to Kularathne and tell him to meet me.

” Sir Anagarika Dharmapala who dedicated his whole life to protect and propagate the Sinhala and Buddhism customs and observances talked to Mr.P.De.S.Kularathne and said “Kularathne , if things go like this their will be no ladies generation who can protect our Buddhism and Sinhala customs.” And advised to open a girls school at once.

  1. As a result of this in 1925.01.25 Ananda Balika Vidyalaya was established in Borelle Campbell Street which challenged the education system of missionaries which ruled the lives of lot of students.
  2. With the idea of Sir Anagarika Darmapala the principal of Ananda College Mr.P.De.S.Kularathne started Ananda Balika Vidyalaya as a branch of Ananda College.
  3. Our 1st principal was the bellowed wife of Mr.Kularathne-Madam Hilda Kularathne.
  4. The school was started with about 400 girls and about 20 teachers who taught from English medium from primary up to London A/L examination.
  5. Even though in 1942 Ananda Balika Vidyalaya was closed because of the world war, classes were held in building of ‘Mahabodhi Viharaya’ in Poster Street.
  6. In 1944 Ananda Balika Vidyalaya was established for the 2nd time near ‘Mahabodhi Viharaya’ at Sir Anagarika Darmapala’s ‘Victor house.’
  7. At regain there were 20 students and 3 teachers and Madam Somee Keerthisinghe posted as the principal.
  8. In the past Ananda Balika was honored with the title of “Siri Laka Shanthi Nikethen” because it was a ideal place which greatly highlighted the qualities of leadership and artistic sense of art.
  9. In 1956 all the student who participated to the examination of university entrance get selected to the university.
  10. In 2001 our school was proclaimed as a National School.
  11. The principal who did a great service to the school from past to present.