Past Principals

 

 

Mr. L. H. Meththananda

Mr. L. H. Meththananda
1925-1926

When Nalanda registered as a separate school, Mr. L.H.Meththanand who at that time was the head master was appointed as as the first principal on the 1st November 1925. He was in office for two months.


Prof. Gunapala Malalasekara
Prof. Gunapala Malalasekara

Prof. Gunapala Malalasekara 
1926-1927

Prof. Gunapala Malalasekara took over his duties as the principal of Nalanda, on the 1st January 1926,when he returned to the country, after completing his Masters degree in England. He took a courageous effort in trying to raise money to build the necessary infrastructure and in the process initiated the project "Nalanda Kusumdhina". These noble efforts can be seen reflected in contemporary editions of the newspapers such as "Sinhala Boudhaya ", "Sarasavi Sadharasa ", "Sinhala Jathiya " etc.

   

Mr. G. K. W. Perera
Mr. G. K. W. Perera

Mr. G. K. W. Perera
1927-1928

Mr. Malalasekara's, successor was Mr. G. K. W. Perera. His period in office was very short. - 1927 to 1928.


Mr. J. N. Jinendradasa
Mr. J. N. Jinendradasa

Mr. J. N. Jinendradasa
1928-1946

Mr. J. N. Jinendradasa was appointed as the principal in 1928. He was in office for 18 years till 1946. During this period a new auditorium and a library were opened. The school was restructured into two sections as the primary school and the post primary school. He was a man who had a great affection towards Arts. Thus the period saw, a significant development in that field. He was well backed by Ven. S. Mahinda, a renowned poet and Pani Bharath, a dramatist who were members of the staff at that time.

 

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