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Principal of Ananda College


Mr.Kithsiri Liyanagamage being the present pioneer of Ananda College extends his leadership to steer the institution towards further success and prosperity setting an example to young scholars who will be the stake holders of the future progress of our motherland.

Mr. Liyanagamage was born on 1st July, 1962 in Bodhiyawatta, Poddala. He is the second son of a family of four children. His beloved father is Mr. Premasara Kihimbiya Liyanagamage and mother is Mrs. Kusuma Elan Wickramathilaka.

Being an enthusiastic student at Pahala Kihimbiya Sri Nivasa Vidyalaya, he passed his General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level examination excellently which paved him the way to enter Wanduramba Central College in 1977. Mr. Liyanagamage got through his General Certificate of Education Advanced Level examination in 1980 and gained admission to the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura for his Degree in Business Administration.

Consequently, he commenced his career life as a Manager at Ruhunu Development Bank. Continuing his education, he got through the examination of Sri Lanka Administrative Services.Having completed one year training period at Pasdunrata College of Education and at National Youth Council in 1989 he was privileged enough to become an Assistant Director of Education in Morawaka Education Zone and then the Deputy Principal at Deniyaya Central College in which he became the Principal later.

Mr. Liyanagamage had a turning point in his life in 1990 when he received a scholarship for training at University of Virginia, USA and University of London, UK. Later being appointed as a Director of the Department of Education, Southern Province, he executed his duties well enough to become the Deputy Director of Education in the Southern Province.

On a strong request made by the past students, he assumed duties as the Principal of Rahula College, Mathara. Having done a great rendition, he was a lighthouse to the scholars and as a result he was honoured with name of honor, "Vidya Vijaya Sri". Being adjudged the best Principal of the Sothern Province, Mr. Liyanagamage was appointed as a member of the Senate of the University of Ruhuna and to the Advisory Committee of Nilvala College of Education. In addition, Mr. Liyanagamage shouldered responsibilities as the President of Sri Lanka Badminton Association and President of the Education Administration Services Association.

Having enriched his faculties by knowledge and experience he gathered from foreign exposure in Japan, the UK, Korea, Norway, Malaysia and Thailand, he strengthen his personality.

Having done a remarkable service as the Director of Education in the Southern Province Mr. Kithsiri Liyanagamage assumed his duties as the Principal of Ananda College in 2013.

Beloved spouse of Mr. Kithsiri Liyanangamage, Mrs. Lanka Nishamani Thenuwara Gamamge is an old girl of Southland Girls' College, Galle, and a graduate of the University of Peradeniya. Presently she executes her duties as the Manager of Sri Lanla Samurdhi Authority in Baththaramulla. They are fortunate and proud parents of two beloved sons.

 Mr. Kithsiri Liyanagamage is an inspiration to young Anandians to march forward to a brighter future with courage and confidence.


Message from the Principal

It gives me great pleasure as the principal to welcome you to the official Web Site of Ananda College, the premier Buddhist educational institution in Sri Lanka. The web site of Ananda College has been created as a valuable source of information enabling everyone to be familiar with the policies,procedures and other important details for a smooth functioning of the institution.Concerned groups will be able to access to relevant news & information as the Web Site is being updated.

Ananda College inherits a long historical accounts along  with her own tradition fortified with Nationalistic feelings blessed by the Noble Doctrine of Lord Buddha for over 126 years.Mother Ananda being a leading education service provider has been nurturing young scholars to be well disciplined,loyal energetic citizens confident enough to accept any challenge of life.Since the inception of Ananda College,generations of outstanding personalities in every important strata of life have been moulded and inculcated catering to  the timely needs of the nation.Ananda provides scholars with wide array of exciting and challenging co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes so that exposure to the international arena can be unveiled to enhance their hibernated skills.

The entire tutorial staff is committed towards establishing a learner friendly school environment that allows the scholars  to flourish and to grow intellectually, emotionally and socially.We believe in a team effort in order to achieve these objectives and goals that every positive thinker longs for.Our major attempt is to strive relentlessly to perceive  and maintain academic excellence.We look forward to developing versatile personalities with high values and ethics in each and every Anandian through this collective venture.

The Motto of Ananda College;''Appamado Amatha Padang'' ('Diligence leads to Perfection') is truly inspiring and encouraging the young scholars to realize their educational expectations and dreams and achieve the goals in a long run.

I along with the Tutorial Staff stick to the profound belief that everything is possible with courage and determination enriched with virtuous attitudes through which we can lead the young scholars to their ultimate aims and objectives.

May the Blessings of Mother Ananda always be With You!


Message from the Deputy Principal
(Academic Development)

It is with profound pleasure that I release this brief message to the official web site of Ananda College.

Undoubtedly, a website enhances the interaction of people and connect their hearts together through understanding each other culturally and internationally.  Therefore, website of Ananda College will be immensely useful for us to announce our message of peace and brotherhood to other school communities and enrich the peaceful and harmonious living leading to world peace.
I thoroughly believe that this venture will be a fruitful and significant one in order to show case the world about the talents and potentials of young Anandians to the whole world.

Let me conclude my brief communiqué wishing you good luck.  May the blessings of Mother Ananda be with you!

Message from the Deputy Principal
(Administration & Finance)

I am very much pleased to issue this message to the official website of Ananda College.  I think a strategy of this nature is very important in the modern global context since everybody has to be connected to their fellow communities.
Therefore, through this website we will be able to connect with the global community and interact with them while exchanging ideas and concept of peach and harmony through understanding by building up a proper dialogue among nations.

Hence, I give my word of goodwill to the school communities world wide to go together hadn in hand to see a better and brighter future for every child born to this earth.

May the blessings of Mother Ananda always be with you.


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