Ananda College, Colombo, the crowning glory of Sri Lankan Buddhist education in terms of both quality
and quantity, is located in the heart of Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Ananda temple
the edifice of culture, nurtured under noble philosophy of Lord Buddha stands majestically adding the
stately school much glory and grandeur.
Ananda College founded by Col. Henry Steele Olcott a renowned American theosophist along with
native patriots viz Ven. Migettuwatte Gunananda Thero,Ven. Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thero and
Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala in 1886 as a Buddhist English School on Maliban Street, Colombo 11 and
later moved to the present location of Maradana Colombo 10.
Having sheltered thousands and thousands of scholars for more than 126 years, Ananda College
presently has the capacity for 6000 students who gain their education in Primary, Intermediate and
Advanced Level Sections.