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Olcott Oration 2013
2014-03-01
  Olcott Oration 2013       Professor Sunil J. Wimalawansa, MD, PhD, MBA, DSc New Jersey, United States of America  delivered the 2013 Olcott Oration on 30th November on the topic “Water Pollution-Associated ill Health: Special Emphasis on Chronic Kidney Disease in Sri Lanka”. A summarised version of the Oration was published in The Daily Mirror on Saturday 22nd February Page A9 (http://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/172-opinion/43526-water-pollution-and-chronic-kidney-disease-i  Read More »
ANADA MITHUSARA 2014
2014-02-26
 “ANADA MITHUSARA” 2014 - OBA Members Day The “ANADA MITHUSARA” event has been organized by the Welfare Sub Committee of the Ananda College Old Boys Association and will be held on 9th March 2014 at the Pelawatta Buddhadasa  Ground.   As you are well aware, our OBA which is  over 100 years old  has turned out to be a dominant outfit rendering yeoman service to the Alma Mater, contributing immensely towards development & betterment of the col  Read More »
Felicitation of Distinguished Old Anandians
2013-07-18
In recognition of services rendered by seven distinguished Anandians this year, ACOBA organized an elegant felicitation on the 18th of July at Ananda College. Proceedings commenced at 7.30 am with religious observances at Ananda Viharaya, followed by a felicitation ceremony at the Kularatne Hall. Over the last year, the Anandians felicitated brought great honour to our alma mater by achieving greater heights in their respective fields of engagement while displaying great dedication, commitment, leadership skills and rendered yeoman services   Read More »
OLCOTT ORATION 2012
2012-10-24
Annual Olcott Oration will be held next month & details given below for your reference.   Topic of the Oration ‘A new paradigm in Buddhist Education’ Orator - Old Anandian Mr. Deepal Sooriyaarchchi  FCIM (UK) MBA (Sri J.)   -  Charted Marketeer Date - 10th November 2012 (Saturday) Time - 4.30 p.m Venue - Ananda College, Kularatne Hall Expected Audience - Old Anandians/ well wishers & their interested family members  Dress Code - Lounge or National   Since participation is on Invitation  Read More »
Ananda-Jaffna Hindu Cricket encounter for V.T.S.Sivagurunathan trophy
2012-09-14
History was created when the inauguration of Ananda-Jaffna Hindu Cricket encounter for V.T.S. Sivagurunathan trophy got off to a fine tart, amidst rain, at Ananda Mawatha in Colombo, on 7th September, 2012, at 9.00am , with the participation of many distinguished Old Boys from both schools. The Chief Guest of the occasion was the Senior Minister, Dr.Tissa Witharana who is an Old Anandian and a past colorsman in Cricket. Late Mr. Sivagurunathan was an Old Boy of Jaffna Hindu College and later served in the tutorial staff of Ananda for 25 years   Read More »
Yugayaka Anandaya
2012-03-28
‘Yugayaka Anandaya’  a documentary done by 91 group of Ananda College featuring few distinguished old Anandians such as Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse, Dr.D.B.Nihalsinghe, Major General Chagi Gallage, Dr.Ananda Perera, Imitiaz Bakir Markar , Ranjith Pandithage , Sidath Wettimuni,  current OBA President Thilak Karunaratne and our Principle Mr.L.M.D.Dharmasena will be aired on Sunday (April 01, 2012) at 7.30 p.m. on Rupavahini. The script for the documentary is by Mr.Dileepa Abeysekera and it is produced by Mr.Vikum Ba  Read More »
Ananda Abhiman - 125th Anniversary Exhibition
2012-03-26
Ananda College will be organizing ‘Anada Abhiman - 125th Anniversary Exhibition’ to commemorate its proud legacy of 125 years. The theme of the event is “Magnetizing the globe through phenomenons of Ananda".The main objective of the event is to mould young Anandians with totally creative insight to meet the future challenges of the fast moving world courageously and confidently.Ananda College will be organizing ‘Anada Abhiman - 125th Anniversary Exhibition’ to commemorate its proud legacy of 125 years.  Read More »
83rd Battle of the Maroons
2012-02-01
Purchase & reserve your tickets for the 83rd Battle of the Maroons with NO extra cost. Please produce your e-receipt (that you will receive once the payment is done) and a valid identification(National ID Card / Pass Port / Driving License), at the SSC Premises on 3rd or 4th and obtain your ticket.  Single ticket is valid for 3th,4th Encounter and 11th one day Encounter.   The eTicket Sales are scheduled to be closed by 01st March midnight. Hurry up before it’s too late.   Purchase  Read More »
Ananda 125 Theme song
2012-01-01
Lyrics: Nuwan Kumara Katugampola (91) Music: Sahan Ranwala (97)   Vocals: Jagath Wickramasingha (85), Madu Madhawa Aravinda(92), Bhathiya Jayakodi(95), Jananath Warakagoda(96), Nimantha Heshan (97), Isuru Jayarathna(97), Kasun Kalhara(2000) Akalanka Ganegama(2000), Dumal Warnakulasooriya(2002), Harshana Disanayaka(2010), Sachith Anuththara(2010)   Producded by Old Anandians’ 97 group Download your Ringing tones from all the mobile operators.  Read More »
Central Bank issues commemorative coin
2011-11-30
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) issues commemorative coins and notes with the approval of the Hon. Minister of Finance in terms of Section 52A (1) (a) and (b) of the Monetary Law Act (Amendment) No. 6 of 1998. The CBSL has issued 54 commemorative coins to mark important events and persons since 1957.   Ananda College, established in 1886 completed 125 years on 01.11. 2011. To mark the 125th Anniversary celebrations, a commemorative coin with a face value of Rs. 2000 will be issued and it is a frosted proof crown size silver coin. Th  Read More »
President Chief Guest at Anada College 125th Commemoration
2011-11-29
Ananda College's 125th Commemoration was held Tuesday (Nov 29) morning, in the distinguished presence of H.E President Mahinda Rajapksa at the Ananda College kularathne Hall.   The event was organized by the Anada Collge Old Boys Association, themed 'Generation of Ananda 125'.   President Rajapaksa was greeted by the College Principal Mr. L.M. D Dharmasena and the event proceeding were underway following religious observation.   The key note address was delivered by an old Anandian Prof. J. B Dissanayake. A commemorativ  Read More »
OLCOTT ORATION 2011
2011-11-12
Role of the Individual in National Development - Ananda Can Show the Way by Professor Chandana Wirasinghe   Please download the full document under Archival section of the web site    Read More »
Grand Celebrations ANANDA 125
2011-11-11
Ananda College, Sri Lanka’s premier Buddhist educational institution completed 125 years on 31st October, 2011. There was an All Night Pirith Chanting on the eve of the Founders’ Day, the 1st November,2011, followed by offering of Alms [ Dhana ] to 125 members of Maha Sangha. The line up of events for the Grand Celebrations are as follows:   1. Olcott Oration,2011   This is an annual event but this year’s one will have a special significance in view of the school completing 125 years. Date: Saturday, the 12th No  Read More »
ONCE IN A LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITIES NOT TO BE MISSED
2011-10-31
Ananda College celebrates its 125th anniversary on November 1 this year and, as part of the celebrations, the Ananda College Old Boys' Association will be producing a book on the theme of Ananda's many contributions to Sri Lanka's development and progress throughout its illustrious history. It will highlight the pivotal role Ananda played in national education and in many other crucial aspects of nation-building. This will be the first time a comprehensive account of Ananda's leadership and multi-faceted achievements will be documented. Mos  Read More »
HUMANISM FOR PEACE: A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE
2011-10-30
I am most honored to share my sentiments on peace and harmony with an august gathering which represents the world community at this universally celebrated occasion. I was born to a culture nurtured by the sobering thoughts of an enlightened thinker, who expressed sentiments of compassion, equality, inclusiveness, contentment and the development of the intellectual personality liberating the mind. Some two thousand six hundred odd years ago, Siddhartha Gautama, or the Buddha, unfolded the sublime message of liberation, peace of mind, new culture  Read More »
Ananda’s 125th Anniversary Celebrations
2011-10-30
Ananda’s  125th Anniversary Celebrations commences with an All-night Pirith Chanting Ceremony on 31st October , 2011 [ Monday ] and offering  of Alms to 125 members of  Maha Sangha  on Founders Day, the 1st November, 2011 [ Tuesday ]. This is the first in a series of events planned by the Old Boys’ Association jointly with it’s Affiliate groups and  the School.  Read More »
Ananda in 1942
2010-12-21
Ananda College established branches at Gampaha and Pannipitiya in 1942.  The Gampaha branch was located at the temple called Abhinavaramaya (presently Sama Viharaya) on the Colombo road. Temporary buildings out of cadgan and wood were put up. Some of the temple buildings too were used. The land opposite, which was vacant, was leased for the primary school and cadgan sheds were put up there too.  The principal of Annada, at the time was Mr. A.B. Perera who remained in Colombo.  Mr. S.De.S Jayarathne the vice principal was plac  Read More »
Ananda College pays tribute for Old Anandian war heroes
2010-12-21
The "Anada Viru Harasara" organized by the Ananda College, Colombo, to pay tribute to the Old Anandians in the armed forces and police was held at the Kularathna Hall on 3rd July 2009. His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President and, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces was the chief guest to the colourful occasion organized by the college and the Old Boys Association. The ceremony commenced with the religious observation at the Ananda Viharaya after the arrival of the President. A combined guard of honour was awarded to the Pre  Read More »
The challenge of recasting Sri Lanka's image abroad
2010-11-06
The challenge of recasting Sri Lanka’s image abroad by Ravinatha Pandukabhaya Aryasinha at the Kularatne Hall Ananda College6 November 2010  Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union *The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL)   Please download the full document under Archival section of the web site  Read More »
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