Maliyadeva College is situated in Kurunegala city nearby famous rock called "Athu Gala". It means 'the rock like an elephant'. By the way, Kurunegala is the capital city of the North Western Province and it one of leading city in Sri Lanka.
On the other hand, Kurunegala is famous not only for the rock but also for coconut. It is one of the cities from coconut triangle. There was a time that Kurunegala became the Capital of Sri Lanaka at the time of king 4th great Parakramabahu.