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Ananda Central College

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Type  National
Principal  Mrs. Kokila Mendis
Established  1940s
Grades  Class 1 - 13
Ananda Central College
Motto  "අපදාන සොභිනී පඤ්ඤා" Apadana Sobhini Paknkna
Founder  Anagarika Dharmapala and Colonel Henry Steel Olcott

Ananda Central College (Sinhala: ආනන්ද ම‍‍ධ්‍ය මහා විද්‍යාලය), is a co-educational National school in the Elpitiya division, Galle district, Sri Lanka. It provides education for around 4000 students in grades 1 to 13.


Location and size

Ananda Central College is situated on the left side of the road towards Pitigala 100 meters from the main city of Elpitiya in the Galle District. It consists of over 4000 students and a staff of about 130 teachers.


Ananda Central College was founded in 1940s. During the World War II after the Japanese Dropped Bombs on Colombo 5 April 1942. In case Anagarika Dharmapala and Colonel Henry Steel Olcott tried to establish schools across the country.And as a result they Founded The Ananda Central College.


The students are divided into four houses:

  • Gamunu
  • Parakum
  • Thissa
  • Vijaya
  • Special events

    G/Ananda Central College & G/Karandeniya Central College have begun an inter school cricket encounter "දක්ෂිණ කෙසරුන්ගේ සටන" (Battle of southern Lions) from 31 March 2010 onwards.


  • Mr. W. Thambawita
  • Mr. P. Jinadasa
  • Mr. W A Somadasa
  • Mr. Danasiri De Silva
  • Mr. Ajantha Ranaweera
  • Mr. K.M. Sunil Padmasiri
  • Mr. R. W. Mettananda
  • Mr. K.P. Wijerathna
  • Mrs. Kokila Mendis
  • References

    Ananda Central College Wikipedia

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