President's College, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte

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President’s College
Emblem of President's College
විද්‍යා දදාති විනයං
"Education Gives Humility"
Location
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Sri Lanka
Coordinates 6°54′24.81″N 79°53′33.51″E / 6.9068917°N 79.8926417°E / 6.9068917; 79.8926417Coordinates: 6°54′24.81″N 79°53′33.51″E / 6.9068917°N 79.8926417°E / 6.9068917; 79.8926417
Information
Type National school
Established February 4, 1978 (1978-02-04)
Founder Mr.R. I. T. Alles
Principal Mr.Sarath Siriwardena
Grades 1 - 13
Gender

Boys

        
Colour(s) Maroon and Gold
Song Sri Jaya Janapathi
Website

The President's College came into being on 4 February 1978. The inauguration of this school was the first official act carried out by President J. R. Jayewardene after becoming the first Executive President of Sri Lanka. The initial location for this school was at Torrington Place. President's College was shifted from Torrington Place to the present premises at Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte on 21 June 1983. In the year 1999 the school became a National School.

History[edit]

The President's College came into being on the 4th of February 1978. The inauguration of this school was the first official act carried out by His Excellency the President J. R. Jayewardene after assuming duties as the first Executive President of Sri Lanka. The initial location for this school was at Torrington Place. President's College was shifted from Torrington Place to the present premises at Sri Jayewardenepura on 21 June 1983. In the year 1993 the school became a National School.

The first sports meet was held under the distinguished patronage of Madam Hema Premadasa on the 5th of June 1980 subsequently, a concert displaying the multi-faceted talents of these tiny tots was staged at the John de Silva Theatre on the 5th of November 1980

President's College played a one-day cricket encounter with Mahanama College, Colombo 03 for the Milo Trophy. There were 15 matches played between 1988 and 2006. Presidents college lead the series with 8 - 7 wins. The cricket series was sponsored by Nestle Lanka Ltd.

Beginning of Education[edit]

The college started with two grades; Lower Kindergarten and Year 1, with four teachers and 351 students.

Sports[edit]

The first sports meet was held under the patronage of Madam Hema Premadasa in 1980.

First batch of O/L students[edit]

Out of the first batch of students who sat the G.C.E (O/L) examination, 144 out of the 160 passed the examination and the school secured the fifth place in the country in 1987 at the examination.

A/L Studies[edit]

The commencement of the Advanced Level classes in 1988 with the completion of ten years was another milestone.

Milo Trophy: one-day cricket encounter[edit]

[1] [2][3][4] President's College played a one-day cricket encounter with Mahanama College, Colombo 03 for the Milo Trophy. There were 15 matches played between 1988-2006. Presidents college lead the series with 8 - 7 wins. The cricket series was sponsored by Nestle Lanka Ltd.

Rugby[edit]

Rugby was established in 2006. The college under-20 rugby team first participated in a tournament which was held at Galle. An under-16 rugby team was formed who won the Bowl Championships in the Division 2 Rugby schools matches which was held at Havelock Grounds, Colombo 5.

Sports[edit]

  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Wushu
  • Chess
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby
  • Chess
  • table tennis

Clubs and Societies[edit]

  • Senior Science Society
  • Commerce Society
  • Interact Club
  • Information Club Of President's College (ITCOPC)
  • Scout Troop
  • Cadet Platoon
  • General Knowledge Club
  • Prefects' guild
  • Eastern Cadet Band

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xtreme Youth (March 30, 2013). "President's College Walk - 2013". Xtreme Youth. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  2. ^ Editor (March 28, 2005). "President's College retain trophy". Daily Mirror Online Edition. Retrieved 2008-05-01. [dead link]
  3. ^ Jatila Karawita (2 April 2000). "A do-or-die battle for supremacy". Daily News Online Edition. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  4. ^ Editor (11 April 1998). "Praneeth Chamara steers President's College to victory". Daily News Online Edition. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 

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