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Maliyadeva Girls' College
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Coordinates 7°29′14″N 80°21′35″E / 7.48722°N 80.35972°E / 7.48722; 80.35972Coordinates: 7°29′14″N 80°21′35″E / 7.48722°N 80.35972°E / 7.48722; 80.35972
Type Public
Established July 1946
Founder Mrs C E V Fernando
Principal Mrs Soma Rathnayake
Grades Class 1 - 13
Gender Girls
Age 6 to 19
Enrollment 6000

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Maliyadeva Girls' College is a national Buddhist school in Sri Lanka situated in Kurunegala. Today it accommodates over 4000 students.


Founded on July 1, 1946, Maliyadeva Girls' College at the beginning was formed only by two teachers, 69 students, guided by Mrs C E V Fernando as the acting principal. The school's strong bond with Maliyadeva College cannot be regarded slightly.

Maliyadeva College, which began in 1888, in Bodhiraja Mawatha, was developed as an affiliated academic institute to Athkanda Vihara and was also known as, "English Buddhist High School". This can also be considered as the beginning of Maliyadeva Balika as well.

In 1928, Maliyadeva College shifted to its present location in Negombo road. Mr Godphry Madawala was the owner of that land then. The main building was built in 1938 with the support of Sir John Kothalawala, the senate member of Kurunegala at that time. In 1941, Maliyadeva College was registered as a mixed school for there wasn't a buddhist girls school in Kurunegala.

The land in Colombo road, which Maliyadeva Girls' College is situated today was purchased in 1943 by Sir John Kothalawala, president of YMBA Kurunegala and it was owned by YMBA. It was decided to transfer the ownership of this land to government in order to build Maliyadeva Girls' College, at the annual meeting of YMBA. After this Maliyadeva Girls' College was born on July 1, 1946, with only 69 students and under the guidance of Mrs C E V Fernando. But then, its primary sections was opened to both girls and boys.

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6 news items

Hiru News

Hiru News
Sat, 02 Jan 2016 23:30:00 -0800

Jeewa Nayanamali of the Kurunegala Maliyadeva Girls College ranked island 1st in the Arts stream where 99, 034 students sat for the exam from the Arts stream. Thepuli Umesha ranked 1st from the Bio science stream where 46, 581 students sat for the ...
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 14:10:03 -0700

My favourite author is Enid Blyton. She has written many books for children. I have written all the names of the books that. I read in an exercise book. I wish to make a library in my house one day. Senethma Ayuni (Grade 6) Maliyadeva Girls' College, ...

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:15:00 -0700

Royal College, Colombo,Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo, Tissa M.M.V., Kalutara Ferguson High School, Ratnapura, Maliyadeva Girls' College, Kurunegala, St. Joseph M.V., Kuliyapitiya, Kegalle Balika V., Kegalle, Kingswood College, Kandy, Vidyaloka ...

Sunday Leader (registration)

Sunday Leader (registration)
Fri, 21 May 2010 00:00:00 -0700

Chess is not a high profile sport like cricket, soccer or rugby which attracts more attention. It is hardly televised like other sports, but nevertheless it has a faithful following. Chess in Sri Lanka is quite popular, especially amongst the schools ...

Ministry of Defence (press release)

Ministry of Defence (press release)
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 20:51:06 -0700

... (SLLI) of the North Western Province who made the supreme sacrifice in the war for peace were honoured and their dedication was remembered during a provincial War Hero commemoration ceremony at Kurunegala Maliyadeva Girls' College auditorium, ...

Sunday Times.lk

Sunday Times.lk
Sat, 15 Aug 2009 14:12:26 -0700

Neelakanthi had her school education at Maliyadeva Girls' College in her hometown of Kurunegala. She did her first degree, Chemistry Special, at Peradeniya University. It was while doing research there under Prof. G.P. Wannigama that she first became ...

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