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  • අසමු දරමු හැසිරෙමු "Harken Memorize Act"
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අසමු දරමු හැසිරෙමු "Harken Memorize Act"


Mixed School

Established Date


Type of School
Province / District

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka


Producing of expertise citizens with total personality that suits the current working world,


Being dedicated to bestow a generation with full of creativity. competence pride and intelligence to the socity so as to confront with future challenges utilizing the available physical and human resources with consummate level,


Anuradhapura Central College which is considered as the heart of Anuradhapura is situated in Anuradhapura, the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka. It was established on 21 July 1947 under the initiative of Mr. R.L.N. de. Zoyza in Rathmale area where the Rathmale Tissa Vidyalaya is situated today. It was established on 21 July 1947 under the concept of free education by Dr. C. W. W. Kannangara the Minister of Education at that time. It is among the first 34 Central Colleges. Mr. R L N de Zoysa was the first principal and there were only 7 teachers and 20 students in the school. Later it has been shifted to the present place. The school has been promoted to a National School in 1993 at the era of the ex-principal Mr. E R Erathna. During its long journey, it has surpassed other leading schools in Sri Lanka and has acquired a prominent place in the education field. Today it has become the most prominent school in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. It has shown its excellence in both academic and co-curricular activities. Mr. H.M. Abeykoon is the contemporary pioneer of the college and is supported by a staff of 190 teachers who guide student population of 4000. This great academic centre has contributed to the nation by producing great people in many fields such as law, politics, education, administration, mass-media and in many entertainment fields.


නමදිමු බැති ගී කුසුම් පුදා
අනුරාපුර මැදි විදුහල් මාතා //
සිසු දරුවන් සැම යහමග හරවා
මොහදුර සැම පළවා
භේදය දුරලා ප්‍රේමය වඩවා
එක මවකගේ දරු කැළ ලෙසිනා
නමදිමු බැති ගී කුසුම් පුදා
අනුරාපුර මැදි විදුහල් මාතා //
රන්වැලි මහා සෑ සිරිමහ බෝධී
ඉසුරුමුණිය ආදී
මනහර දාගැබ් කැටයම් කුළුණු
දිස්වෙයි රජරට අති රමණී
නමදිමු බැති ගී කුසුම් පුදා
අනුරාපුර මැදි විදුහල් මාතා //
දේවන පෑතිස් ගාමිණි ගජබා
ආදී හෙළ දරුවෝ
සිංහල ජාතිය ආගම උදෙසා
දිව රෑ වෙහෙසව වැඩ කෙරුවෝ
නමදිමු බැති ගී කුසුම් පුදා
අනුරාපුර මැදි විදුහල් මාතා //
දේවන පෑතිස් ගාමිණි ගජබා
ආදී හෙළ දරුවෝ
ඒ හෙළ විරුවන් කිත් යස නංවූ
ජයබිම සැදී විදුහල් මාතා
නමදිමු බැති ගී කුසුම් පුදා


Qualifying Kasun Weeranga for under 19 National cricket team

Year 2013:
- Placing second runners-up by recording 6.83m from the long jump event in all island inter school athletic meet 2013 Under 19 boys by RavinduSomarathne
- Placing second runners-up in long jump and 1st place in high jump Under 19 by ChamikaSandaruwan in Sir John Tarbet Junior School Athletic Tournament 2013
- Qualifying Kasun Weeranga for under 19 National cricket squad
Gained the Second place from shield competition 2013 which held by the Sri Lanka Schools’ Handball Association

2013 Junior John Tarbet Athletic Meet:
Gold Medals 01
Silver Medals 02
Bronze Medals 04

2013 All Island Schools Sports Meet:
Under 19 Boys Long Jump 3rd Place

2013 – Kavindu Lakshitha, Best performance in whole island Drama competition.
Drama – “Bada Thadi Mamage Pang Bekariya”
2012 – Pamoda Sachindri, Best Performance in Whole Island Drama Competition.
Drama:-“Binui Pusai Karamal Pudimai” Sanjana Nikeshi, Best performance. Trained By:- Mrs.L.M. Nayana Kumari
2010 – All island Drama competition senior section first place “ Pata Deke Chitrayak”
Training- Mrs. Nisansala sanjeewani 2009 – 1st place for music in “Deshabhimani Vannam Dance”
2006 – 1st place for the drama “Sidadiye Iskole” with five National Awards
Award for Best Music – Mrs.M.K.C.Indrasili

Eastern Music:
2014 – 2nd place in Whole Island
2013 – 1st place in Old Hindi Film Songs (Vocal)
2011 – 3rd place in Old Hindi Film Songs (Vocal)
o 1st place Esraj Solo (Instrument) – H.M.Sandali Herath
2007 -1st place in “Se gee” (Mix)
o 1st place in Flute Solo (Instrument) – Dhanuka Jayasooriya
o 2nd place “Vanga gee” Group (Vocal)
o 1st place in whole island Swarnabimani Eastern band competition.
2006 – 3rd place in whole Island “Nawa Nirmana Gayana”(Group) Music Competition.
Composer:- Mrs.L.M. Nayana Kumari
2005 – 1st place in “Nurthi/Nadagam” Solo (Vocal) – Kalana Madubhasha
2003 – 3rd Place in Whole Island “Parisara Geetha” competition which was held in accord to the World Environmental Day.

Societies and Activities

Buddhist Association
Sinhala Literary Association
English Literary Association
English Announcing Club
Philatelic Society
Media Club
Inventors Society
ICT Club

Available Facilities
Open hours today: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Monday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Tuesday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Wednesday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Thursday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Friday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Saturday


  • Sunday


  • May 26, 2022 4:34 PM local time

Contact Details
  • The Principal, Central College, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
  • +94252222653
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