History of Siridhamma College
Siridhamma College is a school in Labuduwa, Galle, Sri Lanka. It was founded on 6 February 1995 by Honorable Minister Dr. Richard Pathirana.During those past years Siridhamma College became one of leading National School in Sri Lanka.
Siridhamma College is started for full fill the need of Akmeemana seat by Educational Ministor of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Dr.Richard Pathirana on 1995. in 6 February 1995 Prim minister, late Mrs.Sirimavo Bandaranaike opened the school by registering first school child name.the school named as "Siridhamma College" for respecting to the monk, who was first graduated monk in Oxford university Honorable Thero Labuduwe Siridhamma.
The School is started with 90 students and one building. Then it took students also to the grade 6 from the Grade 5 Scholarship Test and grow up school students.with the growth of school and it became more and more popular in country.with increasing number of students school get expanded with new buildings and basic needs.when school students are all over the country in 1999 school took hostel for far students who attending to the school
Dr. Richard Pathirana (24 February 1938, Galle - 3 July 2008, Colombo) was a Sri Lankan politician and educationist. He served as the minister for Education and Higher Education from 1994 to 2000 and as the minister for State Administration, Home Affairs and Administration Reforms from 2000 to 2001 in the cabinets of Chandrika Kumaratunga
Dr. Richard Pathirana established the Rajarata, Sabaragamuwa and Wayamba Universities during his tenure as the Higher Education Minister and increased the annual enrollments of students to local universities. He also took measures to double the allocation made for education and took the initiative to resolve the salary anomalies of Sri Lankan teachers as the Education Minister. Minister Pathirana did a yeoman service to uplift the education specially in the rural areas of the country and also developed human resources as well as physical resources in the education sector during his tenure as the education minister. Dr. Pathirana is the founder of Siridhamma College in Labuduwa, Galle