Posted by: Sandun Sahiru
On 27 February 1978, school, then known as "Maliyadeva Adarsha Prathamika Vidyalaya“, opened with 123 pupils. In 1982 the school renamed “Maliyadeva Adarsha Kanishta Vidyalaya”. In 1987 the first batch of students sat for the O/L exams, with more than 91% passing. Then in 1988 A/L classes were started in all streams at once, and the school was renamed “Maha Vidyalaya”.
The students are divided into four houses according to their admission numbers. House names are derived from the past kings of Sri Lanka.
In the sports meet the houses compete to win inter house games.