About School

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.
Devi BalikaVidyalaya is a well reputed government girls’ school in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The students are enrolled from grade six based on the results of Grade five Scholarship Examination and the G.C.E (O/L) Examination. There are nearly 3500 students in the school.
Devi Balika is an icon of education in Sri Lanka that equips the aspiring individuals in having accomplishments in every domain of society. Academic excellence in school was always maintained throughout its history, as of today the school has promoted numerous co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to make students outshine in all respect while being the best in academics as well.

The biennial art exhibition, ” Manjaree” organized by the Art Society of Devi Balika Vidyalaya was held on 19th of May 2022 at the Wimala De Silva Auditorium, under the patronage of HE Qi Zhenhong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sri Lanka. 

The Annual Prize Giving for the years 2019  and 2020 was held on the 25th of August at the Wimala De Silva auditorium, appreciating and awarding the numerous talents of our sisters. The chief guest of this occasion was Dr. Sunil Jayantha Nawaratne, the Director General of the National Institute of Education.

The above musical extravaganza was held for the 11th time, on a grand scale at the ‘Nelum Pokuna’ Theatre, under the leadership of Achinthya Chandeepani and Nisadi Sandeera, with the elegant participation of eight leading schools.

Isuri Pabasara Lokupathirage of Devi Balika Vidyalaya became the Island first in the  Bio System Technology stream at GCE (A/L) examination, 2021 while Sulakshi Govinna secured the Island third place in the Engineering Technology stream.

🥇🏆Congratulations to Chanindi Attanayake who became the Champion of Colombo Division Women’s Major Chess Championship 2022

Congratulations to the Under 18 Netball team of Devi Balika Vidyalaya who won the championship at the provincial school games, 2022.