Mahanama College is an excellent school among major schools in the country , which has five decade of bright history. This school developed in very little time and holds an unique place in education and extra curricular activities.
Currently there are 30+ societies involved in extracurricular activities. All these societies are working to bring honor and pride to the school and the nation. Today Mahanama College has both the physical and human resources to face the knowledge race of the 21st century.
In 1954 this institution began through the dedication of Mr. W.A.K. Gunawardana at Sri Wardanarama Colombo 04 with only 5 students in the class. In 1958 the school was registered as a government assisted junior school. The number of students gradually increased to 163 with 4 staff members and on January 1 1960 Mr J. D. A Jayakodi was appointed as the first principal of the school. In 1969 there were 14 staff members and 373 students on record.
With the rapid increase in the number of students, the school shifted to a place nearby, Valukarama. Primary classes were in a building near Thurstan College. In 1974, during Mr. T.N Silva’s period the junior school at Thurstan College moved to its present location – Mahanama College. In 1975, 130 students sat for the N.G.C.E examination, and 107 students passed the exam. The government donated 7 acers of land as the school expanded at its present location.
In 1976, there were several two-story buildings. Through the dedication of Mr. K.N.P de Silva, the principal, and the support of the parents the school developed continuously. In 1981 one student who sat for the G.C.E A/L attained 8th place in the all island results and entered into the engineering faculty. Principal Mr. K.N.P de Silva worked hard to develop the school and retired on the 5th of February 1986 with the blessings of students, staff and parents. ~ More~