More Detals Ceylon in the 1800s was a turbulent time. Buddhism was consistently undermined and deprived of its rightful place. 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 Details Ananda’s first Sinhalese Buddhist Principal and Minister of Home Affairs in the then-Ceylon established the Old Boys’ Association in 1908. With over a century of alumni, the organisation looks into the administrative work of these old Anandians and extends a substantial service to the school in providing its students with a quality education and state-of-the-art amenities in terms of sports and extra-curricular activities. Ananda College
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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, Bimal Wijayasinghe, first entered the Executive Committee of Ananda College OBA in the late 90’s as the representative of Old Anandians’ 83 Group.


He was actively involved in several fund-raising projects for the OBA, and he was the Project Secretary of Ananda College Affinity Credit Card, Project Secretary of the Kularatne Hall renovation fund raising committee, Chaired the organizing committees of “Anada Mithusara” and “Trailblazer 2020″.

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Anandaya Newsletter

‘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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