Archive for July, 2010

The Green House of Balangoda Damahana Maha Vidyalaya


In Balangoda, the Damahana public school is a leading light in educational success and is tirelessly committed to maintaining continued improvement.

Having a better environment has been shown to have positive effects for students and their education. Starting in 2009, the Damahana public school committed itself to focus and improve in this area and was selected as having the best educational environment in the Sabaragamuwa province and rewarded “SUWASARA THAKSHALWA” as a result. Further developments continued into 2010, with the school being awarded 1st place as the most ‘Environmentally Friendly’ school in the province. The official award ceremony was held at the John De Silva Memorial Hall on the 10th July 2010 with school principal, teachers and students all in attendance.

We applaud the Balangoda Damahana public school for its devotion to ongoing improvement to ensure the betterment of all its students and their futures.

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A New Library for the Balangoda Damahana Public School.

The Damahana public school has consistently delivered outstanding teaching to its students, even though it lacked many key resources and facilities. Chief amongst these was the lack of a library for the children. Now, thanks to the Secondary Education Modernization Project (SEMP) and a donation of Rs 1.9 million a brand new library has been built allowing the children to expand their knowledge and learn from a wonderful array of new books.

The chief minister of Sabaragamuwa, the honorable Mr. Maheepala Herath, handed over the library to the students in an official ceremony that took place on 29th of June 2010. In attendance were the provincial chief secretary of Sabaragamuwa, the honorable Mr. Bhanu Munipriya (minister of Health, Indigenous Medicine & Women Affairs in Sabaragamuwa) and the honorable Mr. Sepala Kuruppu Arachchi (Provincial Manger, Sabaragamuwa educational modernization project and director of Balangoda zonal education).

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Damahana WI – FI zone

Balangoda Damahana Maha Vidyalaya is making rapid advancements in the area of ICT. An increase in the number of Desktop PCs, as part of the eVillage project, has been one such area of development.

With the Secondary Education Moderization Project as a sponsor, the school was integrated into the Wi-Fi zone for the province. This capability allows wireless internet access from any location within the school grounds. The Wi-Fi zone was built with 8 access points, which together cover all of the school buildings. As a result, students can now easily connect to the internet wherever they are and work alone or in groups to get things done more effectively and productively.

The WI-FI zone of Damahana Maha Vidyalaya was handed over to the students by the Chief Minister of Sabaragamuwa on the 29th of June 2010.

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