Principal's Message

I am both honoured and humbled in equal measure to take on the responsibility as the first lady Principal of Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Pannipitiya - the school that follows the noble philosophies of Ven. Anagarika Dharmapala, and also the greatest & the largest co-ed national school in the country.

Education is but one facet of life success. There is a whole lot more to life success than that. The right education goes beyond book learning and provides students with abundant opportunities to focus on life, knowledge, and society, which culminates in producing students who accomplish “great things” in life. Education is also vital to career success and personal fulfilment whilst becoming good citizens, who make a positive impact on the society and contribute to its progress. We will strive to provide all our students with a holistic education that not only gives them the knowledge, but also inculcates the positive life skills, human values, and growth mindset in them.

I am privileged to be surrounded by a remarkably capable and dedicated staff, competent students, understanding parents, and stalwart past pupils to support and encourage me wholeheartedly to achieve these noble objectives and take on this enormous challenge of propelling Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Pannipitiya to further success. I will strive to build an educational legacy that endures far beyond my tenure of office and which many generations of students to come will benefit from.

I am sure we will have a great many achievements to celebrate as we continue to build on our robust foundation that fosters a positive learning environment where the entire Dharmapala community thrives.

We look forward to hearing your positive thoughts and breakthrough ideas and invite you to be part of our vibrant Dharmapala community.

All the very best to you.

Mrs. R. A. Maheshika Rupasinghe
Principal - Dharmapala Vidyalaya Pannipitiya.