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About Us

Ananda College is the premier Buddhist boys' school in Sri Lanka, with a current student population of over 5,000 from kindergarten to GCE Advanced level.

An educational organization called the Buddhist Theosophical Society was formed in Sri Lanka under Colonel Henry Steele Olcott, a founding member of the Theosophical Society of New York. The Buddhist Theosophical Society (BTS) opened a number of schools in different parts of the country for the education of Buddhist children. In 1886, the first of those schools was opened on a modest scale with 37 students in a private house in Colombo. Later, this school was named Ananda College after Arahant Ananda, the most devoted disciple of the Buddha. Since then, Ananda College has had a proud tradition of producing students who have served not only Sri Lanka but also other countries in the world with distinction.

Ananda College Old Boys' Association of East Coast USA was established to bring the old Anandians together and to support our alma mater.

2022-23 ACOBA-EC Working Committee

Lasitha Abeyasekara, Wasala Bandara, Lakmal Boteju (President), Saliya De Silva (President Elect), Rupasiri Fernando (Secretary), Chandana Goonatilake, Neranjaka Jayaratne (Treasurer), Khemida Jayawardhana, Dr. Wije Kottahachchi, Sarath Meepagala, Kanchana Perera, Hemantha Ranatunge, Ranjith Santiago, Athula Seneviratne

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