In year 2003, Sri Sumedha College was
started as the 2nd stage of Vishakha International Pre School.
This college was started to fill
an important gap in the educational system of our motherland, the
main objective being to produce patriotic Sri Lankans of international
The schools in Sri Lanka could
be broadly divided into two categories, namely non fee levying government
schools & fee levying private international schools. Basically,
the medium of instruction in government schools is Sinhala, Tamil
and that of International Schools is English.
Unfortunately, English is being
used from Pre School onwards in International Schools, almost completely
ignoring the mother tongue. The private International Schools cater
for the rich, the affluent and the professional communities.
On the other hand, the government
schools, certainly produce good patiotic Sri Lankans, but are lacking
in many aspects of complete education such as competency in English
language, Information Technology, sports, extra curricular activities
and leader-ship qualities as these aspects have lower priority in
the government schools.
This has resulted, in lack of
patriotic Sri Lankans of high quality, who could stand tall at International
forums, talk in favor of the motherland, especially when misinformation
is fabricated by people with private and sinister motives against
Sri Sumedha college, in it’s
smaller way, tries to fill this gap by genuinely attempting to produce
high quality patriotic Sri Lankans, who could represent the country
at International forums and stand out tall.
The college is situated within
the Municipal limits of Gampaha, and within walking distance from
all important places in town (Please refer map), in a clean, secure
land of five acres with beautiful landscaped surroundings with ample
parking for vehicles.
We use Sinhala as our medium
of instruction at SSMV, but English is being taught extensively
as a separate language. School has a separate English Department
comprising of three qualified teachers. English is the medium of
communication in all extra curricular activities including sports.
It is an internationally accepted fact that the basic subjects at
Pre-school, and primary school levels of education must be taught
in one's mother tongue, as no foreign language could be used effectively
to impart basic facts of life to the heart and soul of a tender
Swimming, Badminton, Cricket, Gymnastics and Athletics are among
the sports available for our children at SSMV. It is compulsory
for every student to take part in at least one sports activity.
Chess is very popular among our children and a chess master visits
our school weekly. Sri Sumedha College have won many prizes at district
and national level in swimming, Badminton and Chess.