St. John's College Panadura

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St. John's Collage, Panadura
St. John's Collage, Udahamulla, Panadura
Sri Lanka
Type National school
Established 1876
Founder Head Master Cyril Arnold Jansz
Principal Mr. M.N.H.T.P De Silva
Grades Class 1 - 13
Gender Boys & Girls
Age 6 to 18
Colour(s) Green & Silver



St John’s College is a prominent school in Panadura, Sri Lanka, that was founded in 1876. It is a National school with a student population of 2000 and staff of about 100.


St. John's College,Panadura

Founded in 1876, by Cyril Arnold Jansz who became the first head master of St John’s. Starting with a few students the numbers raised gradually and in 1885 classes for girls began at St John’s started by Mrs Jansz. The school has a proud history of more than 100 years and celebrated the 125th anniversary during the year 2000.

School Anthem

Nihil Amanti Difficille
Is our motto bold
The green-silver-green
Our noble flag
Proudly we unfold //

Our Alma mater well beloved
To thee we bring this song
All thy children far and near
To honour thee we throng

Nihil Amenti Difficille
Is our motto bold
The green-silver-green
Our noble flag
Proudly we unfold

On bended knee we bow to thee
Johnians since of your
May the rampant eagle
Fly for ever more //

Big match

Main article: Royal vs St. John's

The annual big match is played between St. John's College and Panadura Royal College. It is known as the Battle of the Greens and Battle of Panadura.[1]


The alumni of St. John's College are known as Old Johnians.[2] Alumni include:


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Coordinates: 6°43′22″N 79°54′50″E / 6.72278°N 79.91389°E / 6.72278; 79.91389