About Isipathana College

In January 1952, with an intake of 400 boys who constituted the overflow from the Royal Preparatory School, Greenlands College was established in a coconut grove amidst the lush greenery of Havelock Town on Greenlands Road (after which it was named), about 7 acres (28,000 m2) in extent. The first Principal was Mr. B.A. Kuruppu (1952 -1959) who was then the vice principal of Green Street Central College, Kotahena. The initial admissions were made by a Board composed of Principals of Royal College Colombo and Thurstan Colleges and the Head Master of Royal Preparatory School; classes were organized in all three streams - Sinhala, Tamil and English, with a tutorial staff of seven teachers. The college crest was designed by the first Principal with the assistance of Mr. J.D.A. Perera and Mr. Stanley Abeysinghe of Heywood School of Art, with the lighted lamp and open book and motto "Strive with determination". The college colours dark and light green were selected from the name of the college (Greenland College). The first sportsmeet was held in March 1953 and the first prize giving in 1954. The first issue of the college magazine came out in 1954. In 1956 "Vihara Mandiraya and Chaitya" was built to commemorate "Buddha Jayanthi year" at school premises. The college had adapted itself to the socio-cultural changes which were taking place since Buddha Jayanthi in 1956 which led to the renaming of the college in 1961. Greenlands Road had been renamed as "Isipathana Mawatha" afterIsipathanaramaya Temple and the school was renamed as "Isipathana Maha Vidyalaya". Within a decade "Greenlands" became "Isipathana". In 1962 the college was divided into two schools as Kanishta (Junior) and Jeshta (Upper) Vidyalayas(Colleges) as with two Principals. In 1975 the Education Department amalgamated Kanishta Vidyalaya(Junior College) with the Maha Vidyalaya(Senior College).

IOBAUK Message

We the Old Boys of Isipathana, need to support and encourage the Staff of the College and the O.B.A. back home to improve and maintain the achievements made by the School to benefit the students of the school so that they too can become ndividuals who can contribute as well as enjoy themselves in the Societies they choose to live in.

Events Scheduled for 2016

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Isipathana OBA annual JADE NITE dinner Dance

The Isipathana College Old Boys Association UK will hold their annual JADE NITE dinner dance on [Date not confirmed] in grand style with a difference this year.

Annual Big Match Between Thurstan and Isipathana

This year two schools, Thurstan College and Isipathana College, will play their annual big cricket match encounter. The Date and Grounds allocations are not confirmed yet.

Isipathana-IOBAUK vs St.Georges College

A limited over cricket match will be played, but the event details yet to be confirmed.

Salinda Ushan Perera Skaret View

Salinda Ushan Perera of Isipathana College ousted his two closest rivals, Lakshina Rodrigo of St.Peter's College and Lasith Embuldeniya of Royal College to take the top spot in the platinum contest at the end of the 10th week count in the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular schoolboy Cricketer contest 2016. Salinda Ushan Perera of Isipathana College , a Sri Lanka under 19 school representative, and also represented Sri Lanka youth World Cup in 2016 polled in 11,218 votes. He was the best batsman and Man of the Series in Sri Lanka Bangladesh under 19 tournament in 2015. He is 2015/2016 Isipathana College 1st XI cricket captain and 5th coloursman. Isipathana College Cricket Committee had decided to vote "SALINDA USHAN PERERA" in this competition by sending coupon which is publishing in Daily News, Dinamina and Sunday Observer. Therefore we humbly request all the Isipathanians to cast your valuable vote to Salinda Ushan Perera and support him to become the Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the year 2016. .

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