Ananda College

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Ananda College (Sinhala: ආනන්ද විද්‍යාලය) is the largest national buddhist school for Sri Lankan boys, with a student population exceeding 8,000 across 13 grades from primary to secondary classes, on a campus of 10 acre in Maradana, Colombo.wikipedia
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Maradana

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Ananda College (Sinhala: ආනන්ද විද්‍යාලය) is the largest national buddhist school for Sri Lankan boys, with a student population exceeding 8,000 across 13 grades from primary to secondary classes, on a campus of 10 acre in Maradana, Colombo.

Patrick de Silva Kularatne

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When Patrick de Silva Kularatne took over in 1918 attendance was 450 which rapidly increased to 1000 two years later.
He served as Principle of Ananda College and established Nalanda College Colombo, Ananda Balika, Moratuwa Vidyalaya and Dharmapala Vidyalaya.

Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera

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Following a meeting of Buddhists at Pettah, under the patronage of Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera, an English-Buddhist school was inaugurated at 19 Prince Street on 1 November 1886 by the Buddhist Theosophical Society.
Colonel Olcott learnt Buddhism and Pali under Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera, who guided him to establish many Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka, such as Ananda College, Colombo (1886), Mahinda College, Galle (1892) and Dharmaraja College, Kandy (1887).

Nalanda College, Colombo

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In a tradition dating back to 1924, an annual cricket contest is held between Ananda College and Nalanda College Colombo.
The school was established by P. de S. Kularatne as an offshoot of Ananda College Colombo and was registered as a separate school on 1 November 1925.

Dora Kunz

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The list of principals until the end of World War I continues as follows: T. Davis, M. U. Moore and Fritz Kunz, close friend of Leadbeater and husband of Dora.
Fritz for a time was principal of Ananda College in Colombo.

Colombo

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Ananda College (Sinhala: ආනන්ද විද්‍යාලය) is the largest national buddhist school for Sri Lankan boys, with a student population exceeding 8,000 across 13 grades from primary to secondary classes, on a campus of 10 acre in Maradana, Colombo.
These include the Anglican, Bishop's College(1875); the Methodist, Wesley College Colombo (1874); the Buddhist, Ananda College (1886); the Muslim, Zahira College (1892); the St.Benedict's College (1985), the Catholic, St. Joseph's College (1896).

Don Baron Jayatilaka

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As principals followed Don Baron Jayatilaka.
In 1898 he was appointed as the Principal of the Buddhist High School in Kandy (now Dharmaraja College), thereafter he became the vice principal of the English Buddhist School in Colombo (now Ananda College) under principal C. W. Leadbeater.

Marvan Atapattu

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The two schools have contributed many players to the Sri Lanka national cricket team, including the old Anandians Sidath Wettimuny recipient of Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1985, Arjuna Ranatunga (who captained the Sri Lanka Cricket team to victory in the 1996 Cricket World Cup and who was also named as a Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1999), former Test captain Marvan Atapattu and T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal.
Then he crossed over to Ananda College, Colombo, where he was subsequently coached by P. W. Perera.

Dinesh Chandimal

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The two schools have contributed many players to the Sri Lanka national cricket team, including the old Anandians Sidath Wettimuny recipient of Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1985, Arjuna Ranatunga (who captained the Sri Lanka Cricket team to victory in the 1996 Cricket World Cup and who was also named as a Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1999), former Test captain Marvan Atapattu and T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal.
Later he moved to Ananda College, Colombo captaining the under-17 team.

Ravindra Fernando

Every year famous personalities who educated at Ananda College, share their own experience for the "Olcott oration" and renowned dignitaries who have delivered the oration in the past, include Prof. Nimal Rajapakshe, Prof. Sumedha Chandana Wirasinghe and Prof. Ravindra Fernando.
Fernando was educated at Ananda College Colombo and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo where he was active in the Medical Students Union and the Buddhist Brotherhood.

Sumedha Chandana Wirasinghe

Every year famous personalities who educated at Ananda College, share their own experience for the "Olcott oration" and renowned dignitaries who have delivered the oration in the past, include Prof. Nimal Rajapakshe, Prof. Sumedha Chandana Wirasinghe and Prof. Ravindra Fernando.
Wirasinghe received his primary and secondary education at Ananda College, Colombo, and gained admission to University of Ceylon where he graduated with a degree in civil engineering.

Charles Webster Leadbeater

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C. W. Leadbeater was appointed the first principal of Ananda today.
This school gradually expanded to become Ananda College, which now has more than 6,000 students and has a building named for Leadbeater.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero

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Thero entered Ananda College, Colombo in 1919 and became a teacher of the same school in 1922.

List of Ananda College alumni

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This is a list of Anandians, alumni of the Ananda College, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Nimal Rajapakshe

Every year famous personalities who educated at Ananda College, share their own experience for the "Olcott oration" and renowned dignitaries who have delivered the oration in the past, include Prof. Nimal Rajapakshe, Prof. Sumedha Chandana Wirasinghe and Prof. Ravindra Fernando.
After a year in a school in his village near Attanagalla, he came to Olcott College and after a year entered Ananda College, Colombo in grade 3, following in his grandfather's and father's foot steps.

C. Suntharalingam

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He resigned from the civil service to become vice principal of Ananda College.

T. B. Jayah

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In 1917, he shifted to Ananda College, Colombo after accepting an invitation from P. D. S. Kularatne, who was the principal at that time.

Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera

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After gaining his BA he took to teaching at Ananda College, Colombo as an assistant teacher, then under the principal P. de S. Kularatne.

Henry Steel Olcott

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It was established on November 1, 1886, by the Buddhist Theosophical Society led by Colonel Henry Steel Olcott and became a government school in 1961.
The Theosophical Society built several Buddhist schools in Ceylon, most notably Ananda College in 1886 and Nalanda College, Colombo in 1925, Dharmaraja College Kandy in 1887, Maliyadeva College Kurunegala in 1888, Mahinda College Galle in 1892, Musaeus Girls College in Colombo and Dharmasoka College in Ambalangoda.

Arjuna Ranatunga

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The two schools have contributed many players to the Sri Lanka national cricket team, including the old Anandians Sidath Wettimuny recipient of Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1985, Arjuna Ranatunga (who captained the Sri Lanka Cricket team to victory in the 1996 Cricket World Cup and who was also named as a Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1999), former Test captain Marvan Atapattu and T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal.

A. P. de Zoysa

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Then he taught for a few years at Ananda College, Colombo and at Royal College Colombo.

Lionel Ranwala

He taught music at several leading schools including Ananda College, and Royal College, Colombo during a 38-year career.

R. A. Chandrasena

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C. M. Weeraratne was a teacher at Sri Dharmaloka College who later became the Vice Principal of Ananda College.

Polwatte Buddhadatta Thera

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He wrote several books on Pali language, and was a member of the inaugural staff of Nalanda College, Colombo and a member of the Ananda College staff.

Sinhala language

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Ananda College (Sinhala: ආනන්ද විද්‍යාලය) is the largest national buddhist school for Sri Lankan boys, with a student population exceeding 8,000 across 13 grades from primary to secondary classes, on a campus of 10 acre in Maradana, Colombo.