Everyday Lankan History

Wattala (School)

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 Hunu caste, but also Salagama and Goyigama, who were connected to this school.

Francina Farnando grew up in the Wattala area around 1758. Read her story to learn why she has never set a foot in this school: