Ceremonial Opening of Phase I of the Re-constructed Sri Sumangala College (Part of Upper School)
A procession from the “Rankoth Vihara” temple where the Sri Sumangala College was first established in March 1909 to the newly constructed premises was taken place in the morning prior to the opening ceremony took place. A large gathering, students, college staff, parents, old boys participated at this procession.
The Phase I (part of upper school) of the re-construction works were ceremonially opened by HE Kiyoshi Araki, The Ambassador of Japan along with Hon. Susil Premjayantha – Minister of Education, Hon. Reginold Cooray – Chief Minister-Western Province on 27th September 2007 at 1015 Hrs.
The opening of the newly constructed Buddhist Shrine donated by Ms. Punyakanthi De Silva at the request of the OBA by offering flowers to the Buddha and the opening of plaque to mark the commencement of the works associated with the construction of a Swimming Pool by one of the distinguish old boys of Sri Sumangala College, former Lions Governor, Deshabimannya Rohantha De Fonseka were taken place on the same day. Also Dr. Neville Fernando, a distinguish old boy, donated 16 computers to the school on the same day.
A large distinguish gathering including the members of Maha Sangha, Officials from Embassy of Japan, JICA, JICS, Government Institutions, Local political authorities, Staff of Sumangala College, Students, Parents, Old Boys and well wishers participated at the opening ceremony.