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Devi Balika Vidyalaya

Dedicated to the vision of providing society with scholars who are disciplined, educated, versatile and impeccable, Devi Balika Vidyalaya has proven to be an institution with a difference. Embellishing its motto, ‘Manasa Sanvutha Dheera’, our beloved Alma Mater has not only created scholars out of its pupils, but also created women who spear-head the prosperity of humanity.

Since its establishment in 1953, Devi Balika Vidyalaya has been a forerunner in the field of education, producing best results at the G.C.E. Ordinary Level and Advanced Level examinations. Yet, our school has been classified as the best girl’s school not only through remarkable results at examinations, but also with achievements in the fields of sports, arts, photography, music and other extra-curricular activities.

Mother Devi is not just another school, but it is a sacred ground that fortifies society with the best in all walks of life. In order to achieve this task the school has been blessed with an academic staff, that is dedicated to create a fulfilling citizen in a student.

Devi Balika Vidyalaya has fulfilled her responsibility to society by producing the best professionals in all fields and careers. Undoubtedly Devians have proven themselves to be ‘Unique from the Rest’.

Through her being undoubtedly the best, Mother Devi will continue to contribute to the betterment of our nation, society and humanity.

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“DEVIANS THE ALL ISLAND WINNERS”

Persephone : A journey to victory

The world of Greek mythology, where Zeus reigns in the skies, where nymphs dance in the woods, where Demeter sows the seeds of prosperity and where Persephone, her daughter, sings in the sunshine of a woodland glade – it is a truly exquisite genre that is rarely explored by junior plays on Sri Lankan stages. The bittersweet tale of the aforesaid Persephone, how she is lured by Hades, the god of the underworld, into being his wife, and Demeter’s desperate search for her child – was probably even lesser known.

Lesser known – that is, until the Junior Drama crew of Devi Balika Vidyalaya came onto the scene, winning the All – Island English Day Drama competitions 2014, conducted by the Ministry of Education and held at Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, Colombo, on the 12th of October 2014.

The play itself, vibrant with songs, dance, music and melodrama, received much commendation from the judges and the general audience. Especially, appreciated was the performance of Theshani Milindi Weligamage, whose portrayal of the unloved, misunderstood Hades brought her the award for the Best performance.

The script which was written by Sadini Upeka, the cast – everything had a certain sense of dynamism to it, changing subtly yet remaining solid throughout the three performances at zonal, provincial and All- Island levels. The entire cast opened up to somehow step out of their comfort zones and enter the magical world of Grecian legend.

It involved tireless effort on the part of the principal, Col.(Mrs.) W.D.P.K. Samarasinghe, whose support of the whole initiative was crucial; the teacher – in-charge, Mrs. Shammika Edirisinghe, whose relentless guidance and encouragement proved to be a foundation of strength; the cast itself, whose togetherness drove the play into victory-and their parents and sisters to whose undying support, encouragement, assistance and sacrifice, the entire crew would be truly grateful.

All in all, it was a simple play of small origin – the very first prototype version of the script was only six pages long – but it had an epic destiny, just like the tale it drew life from Persephone.

 

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:01 )
 

Teachers' Day 2014

In honour of teachers, who have devoted their entire lives to the building of good citizens, a celebration of World Teachers’ Day 2014 was organized by the students of the school, spearheaded by the Prefects’ Guild of 2014/2015, on the 7th of October 2014 in the Dr Wimala de Silva Auditorium from 8.00 am onwards.

The event consisted of many colourful items of song, dance and drama; all of which contributed to make the day colourful and entertaining as well as providing a message on how teachers are the all-important builders of tomorrow’s citizens. A special felicitation was held for retired teachers Mrs Seetha Sirimanna, Mrs Malani Somalatha, Mrs Lakshmi Gunarathna and Mrs Sunethra Ganepola. The event overall received much commendation and was concluded as a definite success.

 

 

 

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World Children's Day 2014

To celebrate the lives of the very ones that build the future of the world, the UNESCO Club of our school organized the World Children’s’ Day 2014, on the 1st of October 2014 in a grand scale. The main event, started at 8.00 am in the Dr Wimala de Silva Auditorium, was graced by our Madam Principal, Col. (Mrs) W. D. P. K Samarasinghe, the Management Committee and academic staff and was made colourful by the younger members of the Aesthetic Unit in several items of music and dance. The keynote address by Mr Ananda Athukorala highlighted the secrets to a gratifying childhood. Prizes were also distributed to the winners of the Poster Competitions organized by the UNESCO Club.

The Teachers’ Guild also displayed a special wallpaper, as part of a long-standing tradition, filled with inspirational sayings for children. All in all, the students enjoyed the day, which was full of fun and enjoyment as befitted Children’s Day.

 

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Devi Sandawa 2014

The night belonged to the colours of sweet departure, as the 2014 and 2015 A/L students of our school enlivened the precincts of the Dr Wimala de Silva Auditorium on the 19th of September 2014 from 2.00 pm onwards, in ‘Devi Sandawa’, one of the gala events in the school calendar, graced by the presence of our Madam Principal Col. (Mrs) W.D.P.K. Samarasinghe, the Management Committee and the academic staff.

Organized by the Grade 13 students for their seniors, it was made colourful by glamorous dances, musical items and, of course, the much awaited presentation of the ‘Miss Devi’ title. The coveted title was bestowed on Angara Madhubhashini, and the accompanying title of ‘Miss Personality’ was donned by the Head Prefect of 2012/2013, Hasni Gunaratne. The event, held far into the evening, concluded as a grand success.

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The Comedy of Errors: A fellowship that left little to be desired

The plays of William Shakespeare are a portal to life, adventure and entertainment, universal in sense of both place and time - for a viewer. But for the actors, who witness it all behind the scenes and on stage, it can be either a happy dream or a nightmare.

The theatre tradition in Devi Balika Vidyalaya has been a long running one through the 61 years of its history. Victories and losses have been recorded all along the way. But no matter how many All-Island victories were accomplished, no matter how many 'Best Performances' were pulled off, the Devians had never yet accomplished the seemingly simple task from passing in to the finals from the semi-finals of The All Island Inter-school Shakespeare Drama Competition. Not quite as simple as it seems, for these competitions, organized by the Colombo Young Men’s Christian Association and the Rotary Club are the toughest of all contests in the field of Shakespeare.

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