Head Teachers


Mr. L.M.D.Dharmasena

Mr. M. V. S. Gunathilaka
Strengthening the co- curricular activities in the college Mr.M.V.S.Gunathilaka performs his duties as the Deputy Principal (co-curricular activities) of Mahanama College. He is another Sri Lanka Education Administration Service class III officer. With his experience of 25 years in the field he succeeds in handling 35 associations and nearly 30 games in Mahanama College. He obtained B.A, at the university of Peradeniya and Diploma in Education at the University of Colombo, Diploma in Maths at NIE and he was trained computer science at (NIBM).He has undergone a training of Leadership at Leadership Training Unit at Meepe.Moreover, he succeeded in performing his duties as the former sectional head of Piliyandala Central College and he is an old boy of Ananda vidyalaya Elpitiya, who has engraved his name as the first scout of the school. Currently he contributes a lot as the Deputy Principal (co-curricular activities) of Mahanama College.

Mr. L. L. D. D. Lokuliyanage
Mr.L.L.D.D.Lokuliyanage the Deputy Principal of Mahanama College is an outstanding a personality of Sri Lanka Principal’s Service-Grade 2,who has a 32 years of service in the education system. He has obtained B.com (SP), from the University of Kelaniya PGDE at NIE, and Diploma in Education, and he has followed the Principal’s skills Development Programme at (NIE). He rendered a great service at Boy’s college-Malabe as the Deputy Principal, and as the Deputy Principal of Ananda sastralaya- kotte, and as the assistant principal of Ananda College Colombo-10. Now he dedicates for Mahanama College as the Deputy Principal of the primary section.

Reverend Yalwela Pagnasekara Thero
Reverend Yalwela Pagnasekara thero who entered the ordination on 31 st December 1979 was born on 5 th of July 1965 in yalwela, Mahiyanganaya . He had his primary education at B/ Yalwela Maha vidyalaya and received his oriental education at piriven vidyalaya Bellana. Successfully completing the Advanced level examination at sri Subhaddrarama Piriven Vidyalaya Nugegoda, he entered the university of sri jayawardhanapura where he obtained an honoured degree for Sociology and Buddhist civilization. Later he achieved his master of arts degree at the university of Pali and Buddhist studies. Rev . Pagnasekara Thero who entered the Teacher service in 1990 got his teacher training at National Institute of Education and obtained a post graduate diploma from the university of Colombo . Entering to the teaching service he rendered his service at WP/PILI / Sangamiththa vidyalaya and WP/ PILI / Buddhagosha vidyalaya. Accepting the request made by the mahanama college . In 2009 successfully completing the task at the competitive examination Rev . Pagnasekara thero was promoted to the principal grade. At present he holds the position of Assistant principal of Education Development and the chief advisor of the Buddhist Assosiation of mahanama college. Rev . Pagnasekara Thero was the pioneer to commence the All Island Teachers Association in 1993 where he holds the presidency. He is also a member of the permanent committee of the teachers services and a member of the teachers transfer board of National school . Rev Pagnasekara Thero is currently providing his service as an editor of the Buddhism text books from grade 7- 11 and he also performs his duties as an defense officer in enquiry in Individual Judicial councils.

Mr. G.Dayarathne
Mr G. Dayarathne started his primary education from Thalapathkanda secondary school and then moved to warapitiya maha vidyalaya – warapitiya , werraketiya Rajapaksa central college weeraketiya and thelijjawila central college. After fulfilling his secondary education he could able to attend to the university of Colombo and obtained his bachelor degree and the post graduate diploma from the university of peradeniya and the master of education from the university of Colombo. Hence his exclusive talents and the performance he achieved mid class diploma in education at National institute of education and secondary post graduate degree in management. Before he started his career as a teacher he worked as Clark, and a manager . As his very first teaching appointment he entered to Lunugamwehera kudagammana vidyalaya in 1985. Then he transfer to meegasara maha vidyalaya Dhammananda maha vidyalaya- kirawa, Rajapaksa central college – weeraketiya and finally moved to his current school Mahanama college – Colombo in 2002. In his 28 years teaching experience he could achieved many designations from his past school and current school too. Few of them are. Deputy principal of Rajapaksa central college – weeraketiya. The secretary of school development society of mahanama college. Lecture of Educational diploma course in university of Colombo. Lecture of the National institute of education.

Mr. A.K.P Deraniyagala
Mr. A.K.P Deraniyagala started his primary education in Sri Sumangala Vidyalaya- Panadura and obtained his BSc degree in management from the university of Sri Jayawardhenapura. Within few years Mr. A.K.P Deraniyagala achieved his post graduate degree from the university of Colombo. In 1988 he started his career as a teacher from Bakamuna Central College- Polonnaruwa, Veedagama Secondary School- Bandaragama, Bandaragama National School- Bandaragama and finally to Mahanama College Colombo-03. Now he is having 26 years of experience in teaching Advanced Level business studies. Mr. A.K.P Deraniyala is now holding the position of assistant principal in Mahanama College Colombo-03.

Mrs. Anoma Munasinghe
Mr. Harischandra who entered the Deppitigala maha vidyalaya – lellopitiya for his primary education and then moved to Gankanda central college-Pelmadulla for his secondary education . He entered to university of sri jayawardanapura in 1984 and obtained the bachelor of arts degree in Economics, Geography and political science. Within few more years Mr. Harischandra gained a post graduate diploma at the university of Colombo in 1992. He has already passed the examination of Master of education at the university of Colombo in 2003 as well as his other qualifications. In 1986 he started his teaching career from Hunuwala Dharmaraja vidyalaya –opanayake and then moved to his current school Mahanama college – Colombo in 2004. Currently he is holding many designations as the in charge of cricket and the sectional head of advanced level arts section and as a Assistant principal of mahanama college.

Mr. Lalith Bandara
Mr. Harischandra who entered the Deppitigala maha vidyalaya – lellopitiya for his primary education and then moved to Gankanda central college-Pelmadulla for his secondary education . He entered to university of sri jayawardanapura in 1984 and obtained the bachelor of arts degree in Economics, Geography and political science. Within few more years Mr. Harischandra gained a post graduate diploma at the university of Colombo in 1992. He has already passed the examination of Master of education at the university of Colombo in 2003 as well as his other qualifications. In 1986 he started his teaching career from Hunuwala Dharmaraja vidyalaya –opanayake and then moved to his current school Mahanama college – Colombo in 2004. Currently he is holding many designations as the in charge of cricket and the sectional head of advanced level arts section and as a Assistant principal of mahanama college.

Mr.S.M.G. Samarakoon
Mr P. Senanayake was started his primary and secondary H/Gatamanna Wijaya Central college. He could increase his talents and gained so many achievements from his school. He did his A/L in commerce stream and obtained the best result. After finished his school life he could entered to a Beliatta Technical College and received a higher Diploma in Commerce with English medium in 1988. He started his teaching career from H/Suriyawawa National School in 1989.Then he entered the Maharagama Teaching College and obtained the teaching certificate in Commerce. After the training he entered in to the H/Gatamanna Wijaya Central College as a commerce teacher in 1995 and then he moved to his current school Mahanama College = Colombo in 2001. He is holding many responsibilities and designation in Mahanama College. He is the sectional head of grade 10/11, treasure of the SDS and working as a Assistant Principal.

Mrs. Samanmali Dias
Mrs. A.A.S. Samanmali Dias entered to Bolawalana English Teachers Training College in 1992 and obtained the Certificate of Trainee English Teacher. Within few more years Mrs. A.A.S. Samanmali Dias obined the bachelor of Education (English) degree. He has already passed a post graduate diploma at the university of Colombo. In 1987 he started his teaching career from R/Pilana Vidyalaya, R/Hangamuwa Maha Vidyalaya, R/Karawita Central College and then moved to his current school Mahanama college – Colombo in 1993. Currently he is holding many designations as the sectional head of grade 8/9, a senior committee member of Buddhist Society, a school ambassador( British Council), a member of the International School award assessment panel (British council) and visiting lecture for teaching practice(Aquinas College of Higher education).

Mrs. I. Renuka Galappaththi
Mrs. Renuka Galappaththi was started her primary and secondary education from Kurunagala Maliyadeva Balika Vidyalaya. Then she entered to Polgolla Mahawali National Education College in 1987 and obtained the National Education Diploma in Teaching. Within few more years Mrs. I. Renuka Galappaththi entered to university of Colombo and obtained the bachelor of arts degree. She has already passed a post graduate diploma at the university of Colombo in 1996. She started his teaching career from K/Galgamuwa U.B. Wanninayake Central College, k/ Paragahadeniya Muslim National School, Nikawaratiya Magallegama Junior school, M/Waligama Sumangala Balika Vidyalaya, M/Matara Central College and then moved to his current school Mahanama College – Colombo in 2008.Currently she is holding Assitant Principal post in Mahanama College.