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Dharmaraja Cricket Foundation Annual General Meeting 2016

By Admin User | October 18, 2016

Annual General Meeting of Dharmarja Cricket Foundation is scheduled to be held on 12th Nov 2016 at 5.00P.M. at the Dharmaraja College Old Boys’ Union Headquarters. All are invited.

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Rugby 7’s Championship

By mulperera | October 9, 2016

RAJANS Sevens team in Melbourne won the Kingswood Rugby 7’s Championship. Congratulations #RAJANS team!!! Rugby union in Sri Lanka is mainly played at a semi-professional and recreational level. It is a popular team sport with a history dating back to 1879. In 2012, according to International Rugby Board figures, there were over 103,000 registered rugby…

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World Children day

By mulperera | October 9, 2016

On request received from Asst. Principal Mrs. Nishamani Panamaldeniya, Dharamaja College Old Boy’s union made arrangements to make the World Children day a memorable one to all Dharmaraja Primary School Kids. Fun activities together with a film show perfectly fit into to give much needed break to kids during the academic term. Dharamaja College Old…

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dharmarajacutBeing one of the premier Buddhist schools in the country with a history of more than 125 years founded by Sir Henry Steel Olcot in 1887 as Kandy Buddhist High School.
Several kandyan nobles including Dullawe Adhikaram, Wadugodapitiya Punchirala Korale, T.B. Panabokke and A.D.J. Gunawardena were instrumental in starting a buddhist college in Kandy. It eas decided that a plot of land in front of the Old Palace near the Tooth Relic Temple, adjoining the Natha Devalaya was the best for building the school. But there was an obstacle in that the plot was covered by a Bo tree, held sacred by the Buddhist, which had to be felled for putting up a school building.
The British Administration opposed the felling citing that would be an action against Buddhism. Wadugodapitiya Punchirala Korale the Kapu Mahattaya of Devalaya, felled and removed the tree in one night, and leveled up the plot for the building. Later he was removed from all the government posts he held and all the property belongs to him were confiscated by the British rulers claiming the sacrilege of Buddhism as a punishment for starting a Buddhist school.
With a student population of around 4100 students, 192 staff members. Now the infrastructure facilities are almost completed with the construction of the new Swimming Pool Complex and the International Cricket Ground.