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You are warmly Welcome to the Official website of Bandaranayake Central College, Veyangoda. Bandaranayake Central College was founded in 1941, it occurred during the time of state council, prior to the information of the Soulbary Constitution and independence.
Sri Lanka was under the Western rule for more than three centuries, and country was under the British after the downfall of the Kandiyan Kingdom in 1815.
Christian Missionaries were dominating the education and Buddhist parents had no alternative, but were impliedly compelled tosend their children to missionary schools, for the reason that Buddhist were powerless and Buddhist education system was damaged by British govern.
In this context, a report on famous Panadura Controversy(Paanaduraawaadhaya) led by the Migettuwatte Gunananda Thera reached col. Henry Steel Olcotte having read the report(republished by an American journalist Dr. Peables, who announced that the Buddhists were victorious distributed their copies throughout America) inspired by Buddhists, came to Sri Lanka with Madam H.P Blavatsky who was a member of Russian nobility.
Meanwhile Col. Olcotte with Madam H.P Blavatsky observed Panchaseela at Vidyananda Temple, Weliwatta Galle on 2nd February 1884.
Consequently it took a considerable duration of time to have the college established under the Free Education System introduced by Dr. C.W.W Kannangara, the Father of Free Education.
We were lucky to be originally one of the first three Central Colleges established in Sri Lanka(Old Ceylon). Our school was established for the skill full students came from the rural areas around.
Established in 1941 with very meagre resources in a humble, mud-walled, lowly thatched hut with one teacher and twelve pupils, the school has progressively grown in size and reputation over the years. Today, Bandaranayake Central College has evolved into one of the country’s most dynamic, progressive and forward-thinking academic institutions, achieving the distinction of being the premier Buddhist Central College in Sri Lanka.
The college is situated in a quiet residential suburb of Wandurwa, Close to Veyangoda town, it occupies an area of 28 acres (137,000 m2) with an attractive surrounding boarded by Kandy-Colombo Railway. The school at present has an enrolment of over 2600 students and a well-qualified staff of over 135 teachers.