Horizon Lanka Academy – A Harry Potter Style School

Smiling girls

Horizon Lanka Academy is often compared with Hogwarts School of Magics in “Harry Potter” by its students because learning process here is full of fun. HL Academy is not a government school. This is just an informal supplementary educational center.

HL Academy believes in activity oriented approach in teaching. It uses a lot of technology such as computers, Internet, village-wide Wi-Fi zones and mesh-internet enabled houses to teach. Most of the homework is done and monitored electronically. What HL Academy does is making 2D (two dimentional) education into 3D (three dimentional) with using more technology and field visits. Most of the students have their own blogs and websites. Each student has an email ID at HL Academy.

Horizon Academy with its humble inception under a mango tree is proud of her achievements up to now. Some of them are as follows

  • The evolution of the Horizon Lanka Academy’s Curriculum
  • Horizon Lanka staff which consists of six teachers at present.
  • The new Horizon Lanka Academy website. www.hlacademy.org
  • The student cadre of about 100 at present
  • Microscholarships Programme to assist students who cannot afford education
  • E-mentors Programme www.ementors.info with Mr. Lionel S Balasooriya as the coordinator for e-mentors
  • Increasing Number of University Entrants from Horizon Lanka Academy
  • Good Results from the GCE (O/L) in the year 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
  • Abundance of job opportunities in Colombo for the students who graduate from Horizon Lanka Academy
  • Job opportunities for the school leavers at newly started BPO, OnTime Technologies Pvt. Ltd.


  1. hlacademy said,

    June 17, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Please send your comments to this blog. We admire your contribution.

  2. L said,

    June 18, 2007 at 12:14 pm


    These are short films done by children, on extraordinary people. It exposes them to the art of the possible.

    I remember as a child in Sri Lanka, only being told about people like this through books etc. provided and stories related by my family. Not the education system.

    These kids are fortunate to have access to these technologies.

  3. Nirosh Ranaathunga said,

    June 19, 2007 at 3:22 am

    Great design !

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