President's College, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

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President’s College
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Sri Lanka
Coordinates6°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
MottoPali: විද්‍යා දදාති විනයං
(Education Gives Humility)
Established4 February 1978; 43 years ago (1978-02-04)
FounderMrs. Soma Munindradasa
PrincipalU.D.D.G. Ariyarathne
Grades1 - 13
Colour(s)Maroon and Gold
SongSri Jaya Janapathi

The President's College is a boys' national school in Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, Sri Lanka. Founded on 4 February 1978, its inauguration was the first official act carried out by President J. R. Jayewardene.


The college began with two grades- Lower Kindergarten and Year 1, with four teachers and 351 students. The school had its first sports meet in 1980, and began offering Advanced Level classes in 1988.

Initially located at Torrington Place, Colombo 7, the school was shifted to its current premises on 21 June 1983. It was given National School status in 1999. In 2019 February a 25-meter eight lane swimming pool complex was declared open by Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr. Harsha de Silva.


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