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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.

Annual Prize Giving 2013

To recognize and credit the best of the best, the Annual Prize Giving for the year 2013 was held, on the 14th of November 2014 in the Dr Wimala de Silva Auditorium from 2.00 pm onwards. The Prize Giving was held in the presence of our Madam Principal Col.(Mrs) W.D.P.K. Samarasinghe, the Management Committee and the tutorial staff; while Mr Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

Students from Grades 6 to 13 were awarded for excellence in school examinations, state examinations and co-curricular activities. Of noteworthy appearance were Methsarani Lokuge as the Best Performer in the GCE A/L Examination 2013 (Island’s first in the Arts Stream), and Nuwantha Wickramasinghe for achieving the highest results in the school for the 2013 GCE O/L Examination. The award for the Distinguished Past Pupil of 2013 went to Mrs. Chithra Botheju. The most coveted of all awards, the ‘Devi Swarna Padma’ Award and the Dr Wimala de Silva Memorial Award for the Best All-Rounder of 2013 was won by Methsarani Lokuge, for her threefold excellence and achievements in education, sports and the arts.

All in all, the event was a memorable and enduring success

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:29 )

Western Band marches its way to victory

The senior Brass Brand of Devi Balika Vidyalaya has been a long-running one , with many achievements to highlight the way. The year 2014 brought our band the All Island Championship at the outdoor Marching Competition organized by the Ministry of Education.

The Senior Brass Band is also proud to be competing a service of 28 years, under the guidance of our Madam Principal, Col. (Mrs) W.D.P.K.Samarasinghe, Teachers-in-Charge Ms.Anoma Harasgama and Ms.Subani Nisansala, and instrumentors Cpt. S.W.B.Edirisinghe and Mr.Chaminda Prabath.

The present Band Leaders are Sithumi Liyanage and Poornima Wanniarachchi.


Sri Lanka Schools Air Rifle & Air Pistol Shooting Championship - 2014

Devi Balika Vidyalaya dominated the Girls' Category at the Sri Lanka Schools Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Championship 2014 held at the Ananda College Indoor Stadium on the 4th and 5th of November.

The achievements are as follows:

Team Championship - Girls' Schools

Individual Performances

Air Rifle Team

Dilki Maleesha Bandara     - Best Shooter

Hirushi Mallawatantri - 3rd place

Gayasha Munasinghe        - participation


Air Pistol Team

Niketha Tharangi - 2nd Place

Sunali Pathmakumara               - 3rd Place

Ishini Udara Abesiriwardena - participation

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:32 )


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.


Last Updated ( 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.




Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 October 2014 04:59 )