More Detals Ceylon in the 1800s was a turbulent time when Buddhism was consistently undermined and deprived of its rightful place, and Buddhist students were destitute of an education. It was at such a tumultuous time that Col. Henry Steel Olcott together with Ven. Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera and Ven. Migettuwatte Gunananda Thera established what would eventually turn out to be Sri Lanka’s biggest Buddhist school, housing a student populace of over 6000; the then-English Buddhist Academy at No. 61, Maliban Street, Pettah – Ananda College. ANANDA COLLEGE More Detals Colonel Henry Steel Olcott (August 2, 1832 – February 17, 1907) was an American military officer, journalist, lawyer and the co-founder and first President of the Theosophical Society. Olcott was the first well-known person of European ancestry to make a formal conversion to Buddhism. ANANDA COLLEGE

Principal of Ananda

The incumbent Principal, Mr. S. M. Keerthirathna who happens to be the 26th amongst the elite list of Principals of Ananda, assumed duties on August 2016.

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Executive President of the OBA

The incumbent Executive President, Dushmantha Karannagoda, first entered the Executive Committee of Ananda College OBA in the late 90’s as the representative of Old Anandians’ 75-80 Group. He was actively involved in several fund raising projects for the OBA, and he Chaired the organising committees of “Ananda 119 – Carnival & Fun Fair” and “Trailblazer 19″. He held several positions in the Executive Committee, including those of Jt. Secretary, Vice President and finally the Deputy President. He was also the President of Old Anandian’s 75-80 Group, and the Secretary of Old Anandians’ Sports Club (OASC).

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‘Anandaya’ is the by-annual magazine published by the Old Boys’ Association of Ananda College. A detailed record of activities of ACOBA, of Affiliated Groups, of a selected overseas group and of the school are reported in this magazine in order to acquaint past students, parents and well-wishers.

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