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.
Physical Science stream
Biological Science stream
The School Management with their management and leadership traits have contributedeffectively as administrators of the education system and leaders to the staff.
(Mrs) Wimala De Silva – Jan 1953 – Dec 1966
Kalyani De Zoysa – Jan 1966 – May 1985
Mercy Edussuriya – Jan 1986 – Sep 1986
Soma Subasinghe – May 1987 – Dec 1987
JayanthiPinnagoda – Jan 1988 – April 1995
KalyaniLakshman – June 1995 – March 2000
RanukaMalalasekara – Nov. 2004 – 2008
W.D.P.K. Samarasinghe – 2009 to date