Vidura College - Colombo is a pioneering private National school guided by the Buddhist Philosophy teaching the National Curriculum in the English medium to take up examinations conducted by the Department of Examinations, under the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.

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ADMISSIONS: 2015 - Vidura College - Colombo
National School in English Medium
Nursery School and Grade 1
Application forms for the academic year 2015 will be issued from 06th May 2014, on weekdays, between 9.00a.m. to 2.30p.m.
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ADMISSIONS: 2015 - Vajira College
Bilingual Primary School
Grades 1 - 5
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Vajira College is an initiative of Vidura College which follows the local syllabus in Sinhala medium (Grade 1-5) and in english medium (Grade 6 - A/L).

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Vidura College Excels at the G.C.E (O/L) Examination 2013
(April 2014)

In the G C E (O/L) examination held in December 2013, 177 Nos Vidura students sat and 13 students had obtained A passes for all 9 subjects. 25 students obtained 8 A passes and 35 students obtained 7 A passes.

The Principal and the staff congratulate all those who were successful. The Chairman and the Board of Directors wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Principal and the academic staff for the excellent results achieved by our students.

 
Diksura emerging TT force for Vidura
(October 2013)

Ronath Diksura Mukadange, a budding sportsman from Vidura College, Colombo is progressing to be a future star in the field of Table Tennis. Ronath, who is barely nine years old of age, is widely talented a fact underscored by the fact that he is the leader of the Junior Western Band. On the other hand he is a highly skilled student with a good academic background.

During his table tennis career, which is just three years of old, Ronath has achieved many milestones. He has reached the knockout stages of many well-known junior tournaments, and all his achievements during the past two years made Ronath the captain of the Vidura under 10 boys' table tennis team.

In his debut appearance in a competitive arena as a youngster taking part in the under 8 category, Ronath reached the semi-final stage, in 2011. In 2012 Ronath took part in eight different competitions at least to reach the top eight in his age class. In under 8 table tennis competitions such as the 8th Tibhar intermediate Novices All-Island, Western province open ranking tournaments, Ronath reached the quarter final stage though he could not advance beyond.

In the All-Island International/Semi-Government/Private Schools Championships he emerged runner-up while winning the Internal Tournament organized by the Tibhar academy. For his excellent record as a youngster Ronath received Merit Award Colours in the under 8 boys' singles at the 2012 Western Province Table Tennis Awards Ceremony and his feat made Ronath the sixth-ranked player in his age group.

This year so far Ronath, having all the potential to become a top paddler, won the Novices under 10 boys' All Island Championship organized by the YMCA.
 
Vidura at the 'Rythem of the Maroons 2013'
(October 2013)
Priyath Rajapaksha and Menaka Wickramasinghe of Vidura took part in the musical fiesta organized by the Music Circle of Ananda College - Colombo. 50 competitors from 20 leading schools in Colombo took part in this event. Priyath reached the final round under the solo category as one of the 16 top singers to compete for the final round.
 
Universal Childrens' Day Celebrations at Vidura
(October 2013)
The Grade 1 students celebrated the Universal Childrens' day with Mr. Wickrama Seneviratne, a well known artist who has been famous amoung children as 'Kirihamy' in the 'Hath-Pana' children's tele drama.
 
'Ma-Piya Upahara' Programme at the Campus
The upper school students conducted a programme to facilitate their parents, 'Ma-Piya Upahara' on the Universal Childrens' Day. The programme was conducted by Ven. Vitiyala Kavidaja Thero, and was organized by the Buddhist Association of the college.
 

Week-end Camp: The Total Immersion Programme at Grade 1

(September 2013)
A week-end camp for Grade 1 students took place at their premises on 29th September, Saturday. This was organized as a total immersion programme with activites designed to improve children's speaking, listening, and reading skills along with enternainment.
 

The Annual Pirith Chanting Ceremony

(September 2013)
The annual Pirith chanting ceremony took place the Thalawathugoda, campus premises.
 

Vidura Wins the Bowl Championship at All Island DIV 2 - U18
ten-a-side Rugby Tournament

(September 2013)

Vidura College Colombo, won the bowl championship at the all island division 2 - under 18 category, 10-a-side rugby tournament played at the Science College grounds, Mt. Lavinia. 36 schools took part in this tournament which was organized by the SLSRFA and Nestle Lanka.

Vidura played the bowl pre-quarter finals with Dehiovita National College and won the match by 15-0. Pandula Liyanage, Akila Kumara Dep and Kavishka Wijeratne scored the trys. Vidura met Kothalawala MV at the bowl quarter finals and won the match by 17-0. Akila Kumara, Vihan Vindula and Nipuna Fernando scored the trys and Kavishka Wijeratne did the conversion. At the bowl semi finals., Vidura met the Dudley Senanayake MV and won the match by 5-0. Sahan Perera scored the try. Vidura met Ehaliyagoda MMV at the bowls finals and won the match by 5-0. Sahan Perera scored the try.

“It was a great team effort by the Vidura rugby team. This lead them to become the bowl champions! Today, rugby has become part of our annual sports calendar" Dilanjan Perera, the coach and the master-in-charge of rugby at Vidura College stated.

Vidura Rugby Squad:
Thumula Fernando (C), Nipuna Fernando (V.C), Nipuna Sri Ranasinghe, Kavishka Wijeratne, Akila Kumara, Sahan Perera, Kulith Gamage, Oshen Weerasinghe, Chamath Fernando, Dinith Dissanayake, Tharindu Thrimavitharana, Aquil Nizam, Supun Karunaratne, Pandula Liyanage and Vihan Vithana.
 

Vidura Ready to Tackle School Rugby Challenge

(August 2013)

Vidura College Colombo, who are making a gradual impact in the schools’ sports arena, adopted rugby as their newest sport. This development was initiated by two Pereras who proved to be handy rugby players during their school career. The men behind the promoting this full-contact sport at Vidura are none other than Dulanjan Perera and Ishara Perera, who played for Isipathana College and Royal College respectively.

“With great difficulty and so many obstacles the game of rugby was introduced to Vidura in March 2010. Today rugby has become part of our annual sports calendar. The school is ever thankful for the two men on the scene, Dunajan and Ishara, for transforming a bunch of total newcomers into a challenging outfit,” Upali de Silva, Manager Sports of Vidura College stated.

In 2010, Vidura College as absolute freshers, entered competitive rugby by fielding two teams in the Under-15 and Under-17 age categories. They played a series of friendly games against rugby-playing schools and junior academies. They also played against the junior rugby academies of CR&FC, CH&FC and Havelocks in addition to playing friendly games against C.W.W. Kannangara Maha Vidyalaya, Mahanama College and Isipathana College to name a few. In all these outings the Vidura ruggerites fared well despite just entering the sport.

“Our boys played well as beginners. These matches were attended well by other students of the school who later joined our rugby squads. By 2011 our students were well groomed for competitions after playing more friendly games,” De Silva added.

In 2011, the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association was pleased with their preparations, performances and improving standards and gave them the green light to compete. Vidura College, who were enrolled as a member of Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association, later played alongside top teams like Wesley, Ananda, Nalanda and Mahanama colleges to prepare themselves for the Schools Under 16 12-a-side tournament played at Kurunegala.“Appearing for the first time in a tournament, we fared well as a unit."

 
At present we have nearly 40 players in our Under-16 rugby squad. The boys are practicing hard for the upcoming Under-18 and Under-16 12-a-side tournaments which will be held in Nawalapitiya and Kurunegala in September. We wouldn’t have come this far in such a short period if not for the ardent support of our principal D.G. Sumanasekara and Indu Sumanasekara, the managing director, who are keen to make rugby one of the leading sports at Vidura,” De Silva went on to say.
The present Vidura rugby squad is led by Jayapurna Fernando who has the assistance of P.N.H. Fernando as the deputy skipper. Others in the squad who represent Vidura are C.P. Fernando, Hansaka Karunaratne, Kalhara Fernando, Tharindu Thrimavithana, Dinith Dissanayake, Aquil Nizam, Kavisha Wijeratne, Indula Kumara, Nipuna Fernando, N.K. Gamage, Bindu Arachchige, H.B. Ekanayaka, V.V. Vithana, Ravindu Pieris, Dinura Wijayaratne, Udayaratne Fernando, P.V. Liyanage, N.N. Kandawinna, M.B. Gunaratne, Viran Dodangoda, S.A. Dambutuarachchi, S.N. Adikari, N.R. Samarasekara and K.N. Ranwella.  
 

Melanka Saroad of Vidura College Excels at G.C.E (A/L) Examination 2012

(January 2013)
Melanka Saroad of Vidura College - Colombo has secured 3 'A' passes (Mathematics stream) at the GCE Advanced Level examination held in 2012. Melanka was placed 116 in the all island rank (Z-score 2.3914) and was also placed 36 in the Colombo district rank. Pasan Buddhima, another student from the mathematics stream has secured 2 'A' passes with a 'B' (Z-score 1.9272, 773-Island rank, 205-District rank). 3 students from the Arts stream and a student from the Commerce stream were also among the students who got through the exam successfully.

This success was gained by conducting classes throughout the academic year from 7.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. at the college campus premises - Thalawathugoda, fully equipped with laboratories and other facilities. Credit goes to the faculty members of the A/L section which is managed by Mrs. Jayanthi Pinnagoda (former Principal - Devi Balika Vidyalaya)

 

Vidura Champions in All Island Inter Schools Badminton U12

(October 2012)
Vidura under 12 Badminton team (girls and boys) became the champions in All Island Inter-schools Badminton Championship (Ananda Alahakoon Trophy) which was played at the Richmond College Sports Complex. The girls team emerged as champions in B division while boys team emerged as champions in C division.