In southern province there is a school
called “sumedha vidyalaya” on a very beautiful hill
in Matara district.This school has a very long history about 111
years. It was started with 11 students. This was known as “Batathumbe
school” before several decades. At that time this school
was ruled by a methodist organization. The first principal of
this school was Mr. De Silva. And there were only two teachers.
But now there are 48 teachers and there are about 770 students
in this school. Also there is a very good computer unit and a
science laboratory in this school now.
The first student of this school is now works as a principal.
That is a great sacrifies to the school. This school became a
government school in 1912 and the name was changed in to “Malimbada
sri sumedha M.V. as aproposal of Mr Samarawickrama. Who was the
principal at that time.
the past there were only primary and junior classes. But 10th
January 1982 the permission was taken to have Advanced Level classes.
In 1990 the principal Mr. R.k.Wijesekara came to this school.
Beacause of his courge this school was developing day by day.
The present principal Mrs. Amara Rajini who leads the school towards
more development. The students get various kinds of victories
under her guidence.
At present the students are showing their abilities for Music,
Dancing, Sinhala, English,Maths and Science.They have won many
competitions and the school is getting more and more famous in
Akuressa zone. From 22nd November 2002 the present principal Mrs.Amara
Rajini is giving the leadership and shows others the correct way.
This is a ‘Nowodya school and the students are very fortunate
to educate in this school.