History of The School

Beginning and the establishment

73 years ago because of the World War II, the primary section of the Ananda College, Colombo was taken into the current location of the Bandarawela central college. After that in 1944 the Royal College, Colombo was also taken into the place, but the establishment of the school as separate one was happened in the late 40’s. At that time the school was a primary leveled one when comparing the other major schools in the area.

The journey to the success by step by step

At the beginning the school premises was a little but Mr. hawk, who was British and the owner of the land “Glendale”, which was over 26 acres had contributed the land and his house (which is currently the school boys’ hostel) for the school and because of that the landscape of the school was increased very much. In 1954, Hon. John Kothalawale, who was the prime minister at that time opened the two-storey building with the conference hall, which is called “Mahagamasekara hall” today had helped very much to raise the pride, glory and the beauty of the school premises.

With the growth of the students in 1958 the school was changed into “Bandarawela Senior College” and in 1972 it became a central college. In 1974 the primary section of the school was separated and named it as “Bandarawela Dharmasoka College”. After that the school was converted into a secondary college which had grade 6 to grade 13.

The year 1986 can be considered as a remarkable year for the school as it became a national school in the island. At that time it was the only national school of the Uva province. Though there were several central colleges in the area under the education act in 1945; it could be considered as a remarkable moment by becoming the 1st national school of the province as the infant-central college in the area. This clearly shows the strong development of the school after its establishment.

Although the primary section of the Bandarawela Central College was separated from it in 1974, Dr. E.W Adikaram primary section was established as the primary section of the Bandarawela Central College in 1986 as a special project. Today it has been able to achieve massive success with about 900 students and 25 teachers. In the present Bandarawela central College is a light to the Uva province and usually considered as “The Heart of Uva”. In 1995 there were about 2600 students and now in 2015, there are about 5000 students with 175 teachers.

Principal of Our school

D.M Ranathunga,
Bandarawela Central College.

Principal’s Message

The most efficient, famous and the most outstanding school in the Uva province is our school; Bandarawela Central College which is really a valuable gem to thousands of students who were privileged to study there. As from 1942, the year it was established, mother Central has produced many students with many skills and abilities to the society. From the primary level to the advanced level there are about 4800 students who study here currently. Our college can be identified as the leading college in the area to qualify students for the Medical. Engineering, Management and Art faculties from the advanced level examination in each and every year. Not only that from the academic side, but also from the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities like sports, aesthetic events, scouting and cadetting, our school has been able to achieve many victories and milestones.

It can be clearly seen that the dedicated staff of teachers is the major force that encourage students to achieve victories from educational, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. It should be appreciated very much the effort of them to find the hidden skills and abilities of students and making them sharp while maintaining a very good discipline in them.

As the modern concepts like globalization, industrialization and commercialization, the world has reached to highest step in the ladder of communication. In that process our country is also can be identified as a 3rd world country which uses her resources to develop communication to an acceptable level. The ministry of education has developed programs to develop the knowledge, skills, abilities and personality qualities among all the students in the country by providing them internet facility via web sites and other mediums. Thus as the heart of Uva we have also developed the web site which addresses as follows; www.bmmv.lk and the e-mail bmmv@slt.net.lk to provide latest and recent details of the mother Central to the world with the magnificent purpose to provide information for the past students who are who are all around the world and who are very eager to know the information about the school, find details which are essential for the management and the administration of the school, make a foundation for the teaching-learning process inside the classroom and develop the skills and abilities of the students with the educational knowledge to a persistent level and also share information among the stakeholders and the other related parties. Through this newly re-established web site it has become a massive opportunity to present the whole world about the special abilities and performances of the students, past students, and teachers. In the meantime I believe the website would be a prime opportunity to make contact with other schools in the country as well as foreign schools and other educational institutes and share the knowledge to develop the educational and personal lives of the students.

Finally I thank the students and the teachers who’ve given their best to re-establish the official school web site and other parties who’ve given their strength and effort to make this effort a very successful one. I wish this would be a great opportunity to glorify the mother Central with its raising reputation and tremendous goodwill... ෴