Zahira College, Matale

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Zahira College (National School) Matale
Zcm logo (2).jpg
Location
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Central Province

Coordinates7°28′37″N 80°37′36″E / 7.47694°N 80.62667°E / 7.47694; 80.62667Coordinates: 7°28′37″N 80°37′36″E / 7.47694°N 80.62667°E / 7.47694; 80.62667
Information
TypeGovernment
MottoLive in Light
Established03/08/1942
School districtMatale
PrincipalMr. Siddique Najeen
Grades1 - 13
GenderMale (Boys)
Enrollment2000
Colour(s)Green & Yellow         
Website

Zahira College (National School) Matale, (Sinhala: සහිරා ජාතික විද්‍යාලය මාතලේ) or (Tamil: சாஹிரா தேசிய கல்லூரி மாத்தளை) in Sri Lanka, is one of the oldest school in Matale district, situated in the heart of the city.

History[edit]

The college was founded on 03rd of August 1942 by Mr. T.B Jayah. He initiated this college during the colonial period to revive the Muslim community and to uplift the quality of education.

Houses[edit]

  1. Azad - Green
  2. Iqbal - Blue
  3. Jayah - Yellow
  4. Jinnah - Red

The names are given as a honor to the past headmasters of the college. The houses compete to win inter-house games annually.

Past Principals[edit]

  1. Mr. T.S. Sally (03-08-1942 - exact date unknown)
  2. Mrs. A.R.M. Nilam
  3. Mr. S. Raif Pasha
  4. Mr. A.V. Ponnusaami
  5. Mr. Anif Doray
  6. Mr. M.V. Mathai (1947-28-08 - 1961)
  7. Mr. S.H.A Wadood (28-08-1961 - 1965)
  8. Mr. A.Z Omerdeen (1965-01-02 - 1968)
  9. Mr. A.C.M Zeirideen (02-02-1968 - 07-12-1970)
  10. Mr. S.H.A Wadood (07-12-1970 - 27-04-1976)
  11. Mr. A.M. Rakeem (28-04-1976 - 11-09-1977)
  12. Mr. A.A.M Fuaji (11-09-1977 - exact date unknown)
  13. Mr. A.C.M Zeirideen (1979 - 01-03-1985)
  14. Mr. A.A.M Fuaji (15-03-1985 - 31-12-1990)
  15. Mr. T. Uzair (01-01-1991 - 24-09-1994)
  16. Mr. A.J.M Farook (24-09-1994 - 19-04-1996)
  17. Mr. M. Azeez (19-04-1996 - 1998)
  18. Mr. K.M. Buharideen (1998 - exact date unknown)
  19. Mr. M.I. Thaibdeen
  20. Mr. K.M. Buharideen
  21. Mr. J.M. Nisfer
  22. Mr. Kamil Sarap
  23. Mr. J.M. Iqbal
  24. Mr. Abdul Kalam
  25. Mr. Siddique Najeen (15-08-2019 – Present)

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Mr. M.E.H. Maharoof