MRS GEETHANI WIJEGUNASINGHE
Geethani Wijegunasinghe succeeded Mrs. Suneetha as another past pupil who was fortunate enough to become the Principal of Southlands in 2007. During her period, arrangements were made to re-open the Advanced Level Bio-laboratory which was closed temporarily. She introduced the Prefect system for the juniors too, with the intention of guiding them in qualities of leadership. Accordingly Grade nine students were fortunate to be appointed as Junior Prefects.
In 2008 the group of students who won the SLAAS Environmental Award in 2003 and 2007 participated in Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair 2008 jointly organised by the NSF, IESL, INTEL Sri Lanka and the Education Department and was selected the best group for their oil separation project, low cost environmental friendly method of removing oil from surface of the sea. Accordingly, the group of students along with their teacher were fortunate to represent Sri Lanka at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair 2009 held in Reno, Nevada US.