Mahanama College Rugby


Bvt. Col Prasanna Upashantha, the Principal of Mahanama College -Colombo 3 is recognized as one of the SLEAS class l officers in the island. He was born in kegalle and gained his education from Kegalu vidyalaya. With the passage of time he could enter the University of Kelaniya and obtained an Econ special degree. While strengthening his personal and professional values, he has completed the Graduate Diploma in Education (university of Colombo) Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PIM) and MA in Education, (University of Colombo).
Expanding his educational and professional qualifications he obtained the Diploma of School Management and Leadership (University of London/University of Virginia), Secondary Education Management Diploma –Malaysia at the Institute of Aminidin Baki and at the University of Victoria-Australia and he was trained at Asian institute of technology in Thailand.
Bvt. Col Prasanna Upashantha was a committed officer at the Ministry Of Education, who has the excelled the duties of the post Director of Education. (Teacher’s Training Unit) at the Ministry of Education and as the Deputy Commissioner of Exam at the Department of Examinations.
On his way he served as the Deputy Principal of Royal College Colombo 7 (2004-2008) and as the Principal of Asoka vidyalaya - Colombo 10(2008-2013) where he remarked a brilliant contribution towards the upliftment of the school. As the Principal of Mahanama College, he performs his duties with a wide understanding of the prevailing education and carries on with this task up to date.

Programmes implemented annually


  • All Island under 20 7 a side tournament

  • All island under 20 singer league tournament

  • Under 20 president/premier cup tournament

  • Mahanama College vs D.S. Senanayake College Big match

  • All island under 18 Tournament

  • All island under 16 tournament in Kandy

  • All island under 10/12/13/14 tournaments

Masters in Charge


    Under 20/18     Mr. P.M.L. Subasingehe
    Under 16     Mr. Daminda D. Wickramahewa
    Under 10/12/13/14     Mrs. Athulya Perera