Rev. Bro. Pubudu Rajapaksha was born on 20th November 1973 at Niripola, Hanwella. He had his primary education at Niripola RCC Vidyalaya and the secondary education at De Mazenod College, Kandana. During his education at De Mazenod College he was boarder at DMC Hostel. He took keen interest in sports and played Football, Basketball, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis for DMC. He was also a long distance runner who took part in 1500m and 5000m events.
After completion of his studies at DMC, he decided to join the De La Salle Brothers and made his Aspirancy in Mutwal, Postulancy in Pakistan and the Novitiate in Halgashena, Sri Lanka and the Phillipines. On 1996 -12-22nd he made his first profession at Mutwal and joined the scholasticate and taught as a part time teacher at De La Salle College Mutwal and followed ISFA studies. In 1998 Bro. Pubudu was transferred to St. Benedict’s College Kotahena where he served as a teacher and as assistant hostel warden for one year. From 1999 – 2013 Bro. Pubudu served the underprivileged youth and children at Diyagala Boys’ Town as a teacher, staff manager, Deputy Managing Director, Managing Director and Chairman.
From 2012 – 2020 Bro. Pubudu served as the Deputy Principal of De Mazenod college Kandana. In 2011 Bro. Pubudu was recognized as a Most Outstanding Young Person for his contribution towards children. In 2010 he established a Home for street children with the support of Lions Club 60B2.
He holds a Batchelor Degree from Bangalore University, Master Degree in Economics from Madhurai University (MBA), Master in Business Administration from University of Kelaniya, Postgraduate Diploma in Education from National Institution of Education and a PhD Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management from IUFs Russia.
On 2020 – 06 – 01 he is appointed as the 40th Director/ Principal of St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena, the oldest Catholic Private School in the Archdiocese of Colombo.
He has participated at a wide range of seminars overseas, namely International Youth Programme in Malaysia, Youth Programme in Thailand, General Chapter 2009 Rome, Project Development Programme, Spain, Agro Development Programme in Canada and 10th World Scientific Congress of the UN, Geneva, Switzerland.
Rev. Bro. Dr. Pubudu Rajapaksha FSC, BA, MA, MBA, PGDE, PhD.
St. Benedict College,