The school of Wattala was located near current day Wattala. It was where the ferry crossed the river to ‘Pas Betaal’.
In Wattala lived many people of the Caste-group historically associated with lime burning, but in colonial times often working as labourers in the port cities. More caste, but also Salagama and Historically the largest caste-group in the southern regions of Sri Lanka. They were known as landowners and agriculturists, often considered one of the higher castes. More, who were connected to this school.