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Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Shot Put

• 2003 - All-Island record in shot put by Amila Prematrathna.


2004 - P.A.J.C. Wijerathne won many places in Wrestling.
• 1st place in Weerakkody Memorial Championship (Gampaha District)
• 3rd place in National Sports Festival
• 1st place Junior National School Wrestling Championship
2005 All-Island Championship
• W.P. Thisara Manoj - 3rd place
• S.P. Asela Udayakumara - 1st place
• S. Eranga Ruwanpura - 1st place
• M. Niluksha Hansaka - 2nd place
• Y.A.K.Y. Jayasingha - 1st place
• W.A.P.R. Wickramasingha - 3rd place


2004 - School Karate Team won many medals in All-Island Karate Championship.
• M.A.Y.D. Jayathilaka - 2nd place (Kumithe U-19)
• A.A.N.M. Chandrasekara – 2nd place (Kata U-17)
• Y.H.R.C. Chandrarathna – 2nd place (Kumithe U-17)
Kumithe Team Championship
• M.A.Y.D. Jayathilaka
• A.A.N.M. Chandrasekara
• P.K.W. Weerawardana
• A.M.K. Nishshanka
2005 - School Karate Team won the Western Province Championship and won the 2nd place in All-Island Karate Championship.
2005 - L.A.T.L. Lihinikaduarachchi won Gold and Silver Medals in an International Karate Tournament held in India.


• 2005 - A.N. Premarathna and S.G. Jayasinghe won medals in Athletic Field Events.
• 2005 - J.M. Shanika Jayasinghe won the 1st place in Western Province Athletic Meet.
• 2005 - Sulakkana Dissanayake won several medals in XXXI National Sports Festival.


• 2005 - School Volley-Ball Team won the Western Province Championship.


• 2005 - J.A.K.M. Jayakody and H.A.G.G. Udayanga represented Sri Lanka Hokey Team in National Junior Hockey Championship.
2006 - Three students represented the 13th Hockey S.C.C. Championship held in Singapore
• H.A.P.P. Udayanga
• J.A.K.M. Jayakody
• K.M. Henagama


• 2005 - School Cricket Team won Gampaha District Championship.

• School Bus

60 seat Leyland school bus and a Coaster Bus for School students’ purposes.

• Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool is now open for students and outsiders. Membership facilities are also available.

• Playground

To develop pupils’ physical fitness, playground has been renovated with the help of Education Minister Mr.Susil Premjayanth. It has a Cricket Turf and the ground is also used for Athletics, Football and Hokey etc.

• New Canteen

The canteen has also been renovated to suit pupils’ needs and wants with more space and facilities.

• Computer Lab

Our College has got a computer lab with 30 computers to improve students’ ICT knowledge. New computer lab has also been opened.

• Gymnasium

The college owns and manages a well-equipped Gymnasium to facilitate Gymnastic training and other physical training for students.

• Audio/Visual Room

The audio-Visual Room consists of over 50 VHS tapes and some VCD's and educational CD's.

• Libraries

The School Libraries could accommodate over 100 students at a given time, and is equipped with books of many interests and studies.
Auspicious moment: Swimming pool for Gampaha Bandaranaike College- Sri Lanka 

 President Mahinda Rajapaksa participates at the inaugural opening of the swimming pool at Gampaha Bandaranaike College yesterday. Principal Ven Labutale Sudassana Thera, Ministers Bandula Gunawardena, Basil Rajapaksa, Felix Perera, Susil Premajayantha, Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva and Namal Rajapaksa MP were present.

Bandaranayake College Gampaha to concentrate on team building

Bandaranayake College, Gampaha is a leading cricket playing schools in the region which has a rich crop of talent. The school from Gampaha is fondly known in cricket for producing one of the most innovative international seam bowlers of recent history. His is none other than Nuwan Kulasekara. Despite their achievements they still continue to play on a matting wicket but yet manage to produce national prospects irrespective of their ups and downs that they face.
Bandaranayake MV cricket squad. (Pix by Amila Prabodha)
Each year during the last decade or so they managed to produce a batsman or a bowler with top potential to the national or academic squads of the country. This year too producing one such cricketer is one of their prime targets. Bandaranayake College competes in school cricket from the Division II category but there have been times when they too were a top team during the recent years. Last season Bandaranayake enjoyed such dividends. In contrast this year has not been so fruitful for this Gampaha school.
Kanishka Amarasinghe who has been coach of the side for the past 19 years explained the major setback that is being seriously addressed by the coaching staff.
“After last season we had a full team or eleven players to make us one of the best teams in the island. But unfortunately, eight players from the lot called it quits saying they have to focus on studies. As elders we had to oblige their wish. This left the team with only three seniors. Now they are being burdened with a lot of responsibility,” revealed Amarasinghe.
The Bandaranayake cricket squad includes 32 players and majority of them are from the Under-17 and 15 age categories. They are still on the hunt to pick the best possible players to be included in the final XI. Their first six games played during the third term produced unsatisfactory results. They are set to play 16 games this season. They managed to earn first innings points in two games but conceded first innings points to their opponents in one encounter.
The development plans that is being faced by Bandaranayake cricketers at present may undervalue their promotion to Division II gained in 2009 from the Division III grouping. If they are to remain in Division II, more focus must be portrayed on their batting department which is struggling, especially in first innings.
“Our batting needs to be more consistent. We have identified this setback. To be frank it has no connection with the talent. Much of the players are young and they need psychological assistance. Almost all the players have some sort of problem and by the time the first term begins, we hope to put things in order by holding special camps and clinics. Our bowling and fielding, however are in top form,” related Amarasinghe.
However Bandaranayake College has got a brand of talented players who could improve in time with an experienced coaching staff in hand. Among seniors are skipper Ravindu Munasinghe, his deputy Sanitha Mihiran and Dinidu Sulodana. The remaining players are drafted from the Under-17 and 15 squads, considering their performances in the respective tournaments.
Ravindu Munasinghe
Sanitha Mihiran (Vice Captain)
To open batting there is Vice Captain Mihiran and Rathsara Dhananjaya. Both are right-handers. Following them in the line-up are left-hander Sulodana who is the Under-17 skipper. Next to come are right-handers Esala Sujan, Lasitha Ravindranath and Vageesha Ladushan. Skipper Munasinghe, a left-hander follows in as the fifth down batsman. The side’s leading all-rounder Anupa Wijetunge is also a left-hander while Janith Wijesuriya and Ganidu Chathuranga make up the line-up. A player from the remaining members of the squad will fill in the last man’s slot.
The bowling department of Bandaranayake is their asset. Skipper Munasinghe, a left-arm fast bowler, has already claimed over 30 wickets and is a member of the Sri Lanka Under-19 World Cup squad. To support him from the other end is another left-armer Wijetunge. Wijesuriya and Dhananjaya bowl right-arm leg-spin while Sujan is their leading off-spinner. Deputy skipper Mihiran, a left-armer acts as a part time spinner.
This year they intend to win at least three matches and remain in the division with the aim of producing more players to the top level. Concurrently Bandaranayake College hopes to improve their players’ capabilities and qualify for the second round of the tournament while grooming the youngsters for the future. - NA
Bandaranayake MV cricket squad: Ravindu Munasinghe (Captain), Sanitha Mihiran (Vice Captain), Dinidu Sulodana, Anupa Sandeepa, Lasitha Ravindranath, Esala Sujan, Sahan Arachchige, Janith Wijesuriya, Rathsara Dhananjaya, Vinoj Shravina, Ganidu Chathuranga, Madhawa Sankalpa, Supun Priyanjana, Vageesha Ladushan, Anupa Wijetunge, Aravinda Palliyaguruge, Kanishka Tharindu, Kasun Tharuka, Minoy Anjula, Dulidu Nimesha, Janitha Nadeemal, Ravika Sadith, Kanishka Amarasinghe (Coach), Kapila Samaraweera (M-I-C).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

 About our Nuwan.
Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara (born 22 July 1982 in Nittambuwa) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He was educated at the Bandaranayake College-Gampaha. He is principally a fast-medium bowler.
Kululasekera made his One Day International debut against England at Dambulla on 18 November 2003. He took 2-19 as England were bowled out for 88, and Sri Lanka took less than 14 overs to win by 10 wickets.
He made his Test cricket debut against New Zealand at Napier on 4 April 2005. He took only one wicket, and scored a duck, as the match was drawn.
He scored his first Test fifty against England in the 1st Test at Lord's in May 2006, batting out much of the fifth day to save the match.
Man of the Match Awards outside his country: 1

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My School

 Sri Lanka was dominated by the British rulers in 1795. In 1918 there were some educational changes in the field. As the result of it St. Mary's College in Veyangoda and Udugampola Vidayalaya were established in Gampaha District to enhance the education of the children. Grade 6, 7, 8 classes were shifted from Udugampola Vidayalaya to Henarathgoda Senior English College about 100 students was started. Its' former principal was Mr.Charles Samarasooriya, who was appointed there on 18.09.1918. In 1921 the Government agent pressure displaced the name as “Gampaha Government School” which was established at the place where Yasodara Devi Balika Vidayalaya located at present on 04.10.1921. It did a great service for the education of the children around there. Not only an education centre, it was a communication center too. There was a group about 150 boy scouts who contributed themselves to build up a greater society. Mr.Charles Samarasooriya did his best duty and service until 30.04.1922, making it wholesome and greater education centre. After that Mr.T.S Selvaiya became the principal of this school on 01.02.1923 and did service for a short period and left there in 1924.