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Poramadulla Central College

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Type  Public
Phone  +94 81 2 365208
Established  1901 (1901)
Founded  1901
Poramadulla Central College
Website  poramadullacentralcollege.com
Address  Poramadulla central college, Poramadulla - Palle Bowala Rd, Rikillagaskada, Sri Lanka
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Poramadulla Central College (Sinhalese: පොරමඩුල්ල මධ්‍ය මහා විද්‍යලය) is a public national school in Rikillagaskada, Hanguranketha, Sri Lanka. . Flanked by the Diyatalawa mount on one side and the Kandapola area on the other, the school serves as a sports school that helps train children talented in sports to improve and harness their skills.


School provide secondary education.


Poramadulla Central College opened in Karandagolla in 1901. The school became a bilingual school. At one point it moved to the campus of Poramadulla primary school. On 1 February 1946 the school was designated as a Central College due to a request from the villagers and principal M.D Gunawardhana. On 1 March 1946 the school began holding classes in its current facility. The school's website stated that "it is believed that girls' hostel is the [“Opatha walawwa" (Mahagedara walawwa)] [at present]."

The current main building opened on 15 November 1956. In 1957 the girls' hostel opened in the main building and a boys' hostel opened during the same year. In 1957 the girls' hostel moved to "Opatha walawwa". In 1959, The college's magazine "Vidueliya magazine" (විදු එළිය) began publication,. and a gymnasium and open theatre opened in 1962.

Athletics, activities, and clubs

The school's athletic programs include badminton, basketball, cricket, hockey, karate, netball, volleyball, and wrestling. The school was one of the first in the Nuwara Eliya District to play hard ball cricket.

In October 2010, the Sri Lankan sports minister C. B. Rathnayake announced that the ministry would develop and upgrade the sports facilities on the college grounds. The grounds, first developed in 1998, were designed so that all sports could be played, including volleyball, cricket, football, table tennis, badminton, netball, and basketball. When that field fell into disrepair, the cricket team began to play its home matches at a local prison camp.

In addition the school has a chess team. Clubs held by the school include the Air Force cadet corps, the Army Cadets corps, Boy Scouts, the Eastern Band, the English Literary Association, the Girl Guiding Group, Mahavali Environment Project Group, the Photographic Association, Red Cross Society, Science Society, Sinhala Literary Association, St. John's Ambulance Service Society, and the Western Band.


Poramadulla Central College Wikipedia