Proven to be an institution with a difference, Devi Balika Vidyalaya is dedicated to the vision of providing disciplined, educated, versatile and impeccable scholars. The school was founded as Government Girl’s College, Castle Street on 15th January 1953 and Deshabandu Dr. (Mrs) Wimala De Silva was the founding principal who was a prominent Sri Lankan educationist. Since its establishment, enrolling 53 students selected by a placement system. Presently the students are admitted to Devi Balika Vidyalaya at Grade six based on the results of (an Island wide) Scholarship Examination.
Devi Balika Vidylaya has been a forerunner in the field of education and instrumental in obtaining the fully fledged rounded personalities. Today, Devi Balika Vidyalaya provides education for 35000 students. The academic staff consists of 127 Teachers and the number of Nonacademic staff is 36.
The school curriculum is successfully taught in both Sinhala medium and English medium. Students of Devi Balika Vidyalaya can follow one of the five major fields of study.
  1. Physical Science stream
  2. Biological Science stream
  3. Commerce Stream
  4. Arts stream
  5. Technology stream
The School Management with their management and leadership traits have contributedeffectively as administrators of the education system and  leaders to the staff.
Our Principals;
  1. (Mrs) Wimala De Silva – Jan  1953  – Dec 1966
  2. Kalyani De Zoysa – Jan 1966 – May 1985
  3. Mercy Edussuriya – Jan 1986 – Sep 1986
  4. Soma Subasinghe – May 1987 – Dec 1987
  5. JayanthiPinnagoda – Jan 1988 – April 1995
  6. KalyaniLakshman – June 1995 – March 2000
  7. RanukaMalalasekara – Nov. 2004 –  2008
  8. W.D.P.K. Samarasinghe – 2009  to date
The administration of Devi Balika Vidyalaya as a leading school in the country, is shouldered by an efficient management headed by the principals. With the strongest basement of Deshabandu Wimala De Silva with her immense efforts in lifting Devi Balika Vidyalaya to a prestigious position, Mrs. Kalyani De Soysa was successful in creating a better ‘ Model School’, a school equals to the most prestigious girls’ schools in Sri Lanka. The Principal and the staff members worked as a team to achieve academic excellence by providing all rounded education.
Mrs. Jayanthi Pinnagoda was also succeeded in making the school, a centre of excellence in education and moral values. She guided the students to be courageous, responsible, brave and humble citizens of high caliber.
Mrs. Kalyani Lakshman was another vibrant example for her great achievements as a principal. A principal’s task is multifaceted. She worked hard for the overall development of the school. The curricular and co-curricular activities of students and the expansion and development of its infrastructure facilities. In a nutshell, She contributed to the development of school in all its aspects.
The current Principal Mrs. W.D.P.K. Samarasinghe as a principal who worked tirelessly even under extremely difficult circumstances, she was fully succeeded in developing the school in both academic and co-curricular and she vastly contributed to the physical development of school as well.  With her proper guidance, Devi Balika Vidyalaya has been proficient to fabricate three Island rankers in three streams in 2012 for the first time in the history of schools and public examinations in Sri Lanka.
Mother Devi is not just another school, it is a sacred ground that fortifies society with the best in all walks of life. Embellishing its motto ‘ Manasa Sanvutha Dheera’ ;Devi Balika Vidyalaya is known for creating women who spear – head the prosperity of humanity, with the guidance of the academic staff that dedicated to create fulfilling citizen in a student.
Devians who launched their higher studies at (state) universities in the popular fields, such as
Engineers  (Engineering)
Doctors (Medicine)
Lawyers (Law)
Accountants (Accounting)
Lecturers (University Education)
Scientists (Researchary )
Administrators (Administrating)
Ambassadors etc.
Devi Balika Vidyalaya bestows education to gifted students from different socio-economic and cultural groups. However the students are finely moulded by the school and develop their skills and talents to expected levels. The overall high caliber performance of the school does not lie only on education. All Devians undergo a transforming process of becoming sensitive empathetic citizens in the country by undertaking multidisciplinary and rational approaches. Devians are strong believers of eco-friendly concept. Students are encouraged to redesign resources life cycles for reusing. The zero-waste project, implemented by the School Environmental Society has been able to produce organic fertilizers and run a sustainable small scale bio gas plant. In addition the Devi Balika Vidyalaya is a fully solar powered school. Under the vision, ‘To Enrich the Mind, body and Spirit of all and to develop community of life-long learners and the mission, environment where students develop positive self concepts, empathy, respect and decision making skills. To inspire students to make quality performances, incorporating technology and the arts, which empower them to contribute positively within the global society, Devi Balika Vidyalaya paves the way to the future generations of our country towards a brighter and better future.