Ananda College

Meet The Principal

Mr. D.M.L.P Dissanayaka

The Principal of Ananda College is responsible for overseeing all administrative, academic and co-curricular activities, ensuring a safe and effective teaching learning environment and fostering a positive school culture. He is the head of the College Management Committee, President of the Old Boys' Association and the President of the School Development Society.

It is with great pride and elation that I address you as the Principal of Ananda College Colombo, the pioneering Buddhist Educational Institute in Sri Lanka. Ananda College has a rich history of nurturing young minds and instilling values that shape individuals into responsible global citizens.

It is an honor for me to serve as the Principal of Ananda College Colombo, a beacon of educational excellence and a proud representative of the major culture and religion of our beloved country, Sri Lanka.

At Ananda College, we are committed to mould future leaders who embody the values of respect, tolerance, and inclusivity towards all cultures, traditions, and religions. We firmly believe that a culturally moulded individual is essential for the progress and prosperity of any nation.

Our mission extends beyond academic achievement; we aim to cultivate well-rounded individuals who not only excel in their chosen fields but also uphold the rich tapestry of diversity that defines our society. We envision our students as ambassadors of peace and understanding, who will promote unity and harmony in a world that is interconnected yet diverse.

We further believe that today’s satisfied scholars are tomorrow's satisfied citizens, poised to take the lead in shaping a brighter future for all of mankind.

At Ananda College, our vision is to provide a holistic education that not only focuses on academic excellence but also on character development rooted in Buddhist principles. We strive our best to empower Anandians to excel in all aspects of life, preparing them to face the challenges of the modern world with confidence and compassion and serve and treat all non Anandians alike in whatever walk of life.

As we look towards the future, we are keenly aware of the global concerns that impact us all. It is essential for us to adapt and evolve in response to these challenges, ensuring that our students are equipped to navigate an ever-changing world. Yet we further strive to foster a culture of innovation, critical thinking, and environmental consciousness, preparing our students to be leaders in a rapidly evolving global community.

We aspire to create a blueprint for an educational institution that transcends geographical boundaries, ethnicity, or any other form of discrimination.

Our ultimate goal is to position Ananda College as a role model in the realm of education, inspiring all schools and communities worldwide to embrace our ethos of inclusivity and excellence.

Together, let us nurture a generation of compassionate and visionary leaders who will not only succeed in their personal endeavors but also contribute to the collective betterment of humanity.

Thank you for your unwavering support as we strive towards this noble mission.

I call upon the entire global community to support us in this journey of growth and transformation. Together, we can create a brighter future for all the students and empower them to make a positive impact on the world.

Thank you for your continued support and belief in the mission of Ananda College Colombo.

D. M. L. P. Dissanayake


Ananda College


Sri Lanka