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We are thrilled to announce the inauguration of the Sri Sumangala College OBA-UK. This new chapter aims to extend the legacy and camaraderie of Sri Sumangala College to our alumni in the UK.

It is truly heartwarming to see the spirit of our alma mater being carried forward in the United Kingdom, and we, SSCOBA, as the official alumni of Sri Sumangala College, extend our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes on this commendable initiative.

Objectives of Sri Sumangala College OBA-UK:

Networking: Strengthen personal and professional connections among alumni in the UK.

  • Mentorship, Assistance, and Scholarship: Provide invaluable support to current students and contribute to the school through various initiatives.
  • Social Engagement: Participate in and organize Sri Lankan events in the UK.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Facilitate seminars, workshops, and lectures featuring our distinguished alumni.

Founding Office Bearers of SSCOBA-UK:

  • President: Ranga Pathinayake
  • Secretary: Aruna Jayathilake
  • Joint Secretary: Yasiru Jayalath
  • Treasure: Buddhika Fernando
  • Vice President: Indika Hemantha
  • Vice Treasurer: Manesh Wettasinghe

Committee Members:

  • Gayan De Fonseka
  • Kamal Aluthgedara
  • Prabath Mudiyanselagedara
  • Ravin Perera
  • Hasarel Fernando
  • Bandula De Silva

The Old Boys’ Association of Sri Sumangala College, Panadura, has always been at the forefront of supporting the college’s growth and prosperity. We will be working hand-in-hand with the newly formed SSCOBA-UK. Together, we will further the collective goal of enhancing the experiences of our current students and reinforcing the bonds among our esteemed old boys.

Call to Action: Sumangalians in the UK, Join Us!

If you are a former student of Sri Sumangala College – Panadura currently residing in the United Kingdom, we warmly invite you to join the SSCOBA-UK chapter. By becoming a member, you can reconnect with old friends, enhance your professional network, and actively participate in crafting our alma mater’s bright future.

To get involved or learn more about the SSCOBA-UK, please contact SSCOBA-UK President Ranga Pathinayake at +44 7725 418250 or Secretary Aruna Jayathilake at +44 7445 289916.

Let’s come together to build upon the rich legacy of Sri Sumangala College!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that one of our own, Wing Commander Jayanath De Silva, has been appointed as the Commanding Officer (CO) of the Aeronautical Research and Development Wing at Sri Lanka Air Force Station Katukurunda!

This is no ordinary wing in the Air Force! They are the brilliant minds behind all R&D related to the aeronautical field within the Sri Lanka Air Force. They’re even responsible for the manufacturing of the ‘Lihiniya’ UAV aircraft, the ONLY aircraft made in Sri Lanka!

Wing Commander Jayanath’s appointment is not just a feather in his cap but a monumental achievement for the entire Sumangalian community. His leadership will undoubtedly steer the wing to new heights, adding lustre to our country’s defence capabilities and technological advancements.

We couldn’t be more proud! Please join us in showering Wing Commander Jayanath De Silva with hearty congratulations on his well-deserved appointment. Let’s show our overwhelming support for a fellow Sumangalian making waves at a national level!

We are thrilled to share a momentous development that holds great promise for our beloved alma mater. Sri Sumangala College, in collaboration with the Sri Sumangala College Old Boys’ Association (SSCOBA), is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Bluesmart (Pvt) Ltd.

On August 26, 2023, a significant milestone was achieved as representatives from Sri Sumangala College, SSCOBA, and Bluesmart (Pvt) Ltd came together to formalize a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU signifies our collective commitment to implementing the school management system within Sri Sumangala College.

The school management system represents a comprehensive solution tailored to streamline various facets of educational administration. It encompasses student management, teacher management, and education flow management, all designed to seamlessly integrate with our college’s distinct educational processes. With this implementation, we anticipate a substantial increase in management efficiency, offering clear visibility into critical data.

Under the leadership and guidance of our President, Mr. Aravinda Perera, SSCOBA takes pride in facilitating and funding this transformative project from its inception to its full deployment. As the official alumni, we wholeheartedly pledge our steadfast support and unwavering dedication to the advancement and prosperity of our beloved alma mater.

We were honoured to have esteemed individuals present at the signing ceremony who are deeply committed to the success of this endeavour:

From Sri Sumangala College:

  • Mr. Raweendra Pushpakumara, Principal
  • Mr. Dinesh Ketipearachchi, Secretary of the School Development Society
  • Mr. Kasun Fernando, ICT Teacher


  • Mr. Mahesh Fonseka, Advisor
  • Mr. Dhanuka Kottahachchi, Joint Secretary
  • Mr. Prabath Tharaka, Treasurer
  • Mr. Chamara Peiris, Vice President
  • Mr. Niluka Iroshana Fernando, Vice President
  • Mr. Sameera Gunathilake, Vice President

From Bluesmart (Pvt) Ltd:

  • Mr. Anuradha Amarasekara, Director
  • Mr. Nuwan Bandara, IT Executive

This partnership symbolizes a shared vision for excellence in education and administrative practices at Sri Sumangala College. We are confident that the school management system will significantly contribute to the growth and development of our college.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all parties involved in bringing this partnership to fruition. Together, we look ahead to a future characterized by enhanced efficiency, transparency, and excellence in education.

Stay tuned for updates on the progress of this exciting initiative.

For inquiries and further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Principal or Mahesh on 076 274 5213 or Chamara on 0712 967 967.

It is our pleasure to inform you that Sumangalian, the SSCOBA President, Veteran banker Mr. Aravinda Perera appointed as the Chairman of Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC with effect from 11th August 2023.

Appointed to the Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC Board in August 2017, he counts over 37 years in the banking sector and functioned as the Managing Director of Sampath Bank PLC from 1st January 2012, until his retirement in September 2016.

Presently he is the Managing Director of Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC and Chairman of Singer Finance (Lanka) PLC. He is a Director of Hayleys PLC, Hayleys Aventura (Private) Ltd., Fentons Ltd., and Hayleys Advantis Ltd. He is also a former Governing Board Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and Past President of the Association of Professional Bankers, Sri Lanka.

Mr. Perera was honoured with the ‘CEO Leadership Achievement Award 2016’ by the Asian Banker and was also the recipient of the prestigious ‘Platinum Honours – 2014’ award by the Postgraduate Institute of Management Alumni (PIMA) of Sri Jayewardenapura University. He was also honoured with the ‘Award for the Outstanding Contribution to the Banking Industry – 2015’ by the Association of Professional Bankers and was also awarded an Honorary Life Membership by the Association of Professional Bankers in October 2018.

He is a Member of the Institute of Engineers of Sri Lanka (MIESL) and a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.). He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) (FCMA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers – Sri Lanka (FIB). He also holds an MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management.

Mr. Perera held the position of President for the Sri Sumangala College Old Boys’ Association between 1992 and 1998, and then resumed his presidential role in 2022, which he continues to hold presently.

SSCOBA takes this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Perera on his new appointment and wish him all the very best in his future endeavors.

101st Annual Get-together

The 101st Annual Get-together was held at the Blue Waters Hotel at Wadduwa on 24th June from 1900Hrs onwards. The Chief Guest at this occasion was our distinguished old boy, Rear Admiral Asanga Ranasuriya. The event was successful & well attended and became more colourful due to the presence of the wives of our old boys. Several prizes were drawn during the evening get-together. FREEZE enthralled the audience with their music and the Sway Dance Troupe delivered enchanting dance performances.

101st Annual General Meeting of SSCOBA was held successfully on 24th June 2023 from 0830hrs onwards at the college auditorium with an overwhelming attendance of members. New office bearers were appointed for the year 2023/2024.

Mr. Aravinda Perera, a reputed corporate leader in the country has been once again appointed as the President to steer the association this year as well. Mr. Dhanuka Kottahachchi and Mr. Dinesh Ketipearachchi were appointed as Joint Secretaries and Mr. Prabhath Tharaka Suranga was appointed as the Treasurer.

The meeting was attended by the Principal, representatives from other affiliations of OBA including the President of Junior OBA Mr. Malith De Silva, the Treasurer of Colombo Branch Mr. Charitha Gunathilake, and the President of the Past Cricketers’ Association Mr. Rohan Perera.

A large number of distinguished old boys of various disciplines took part in the event and expressed their views constructively.

The vote of thanks was given by the Jt. Secretary, Mr. Dhanuka Kottahachchi.

101st Annual General Meeting of the Sri Sumangala College Old Boys’ Association will be held on Saturday, June 24th, 2023, at the college auditorium from 8:30 am onwards. All members are welcome!

පානදුර ශ්‍රී සුමංගල විද්‍යාලයීය ආදී ශිෂ්‍ය සංගමයේ 101වන වාර්ෂික මහා සභාව 2023 ජූනි මස 24 වන සෙනසුරාදා උදැසන 8:30 ට විද්‍යාලයීය ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේදී පැවැත්වේ. සියලු ආදී ශිෂ්‍ය සාමාජිකයන්ට ආරාධනා!

The Sri Sumangala College Old Boys’ Association (SSCOBA) is set to host its 101st Annual Reunion on 24th June 2023. This prestigious event will unfold at the idyllic Blue Water Hotel and Spa in Wadduwa, kicking off at 6.30 pm to the rhythmic beats of the renowned band, FREEZE.

Adding to the significance of the occasion, two of Sri Sumangala College’s most esteemed alumni are set to grace the event. The night’s Chief Guest is none other than Rear Admiral Asanga Ranasuriya, an illustrious son of our Alma Mater. Also honouring the event is Iran Champika de Silva, Principal of Bandaranayake College, Gampaha, who will be our esteemed Guest of Honor. Both are proud embodiments of the values and excellence Sri Sumangala College stands for.

Steering the evening’s festivities will be our very own Sumangalians, Kelum Srimal and Kamila Fernando, who are excited to bring their charisma to the event as the official comperes. Adding a splash of elegance and vibrancy, the Sway Dance Troupe is ready to deliver enchanting dance performances.

Tickets for this grand event are available at a price of 5,000/- and can be procured from the SSCOBA Exco Members. In the spirit of camaraderie and celebration, guests are encouraged to bring their own booze.

A warm and cordial invitation is extended to all Sumangalians to join us as we commemorate our long-standing history and foster our bond.

For additional details regarding the event and for tickets, please reach out to Dilika Wijayasinghe at 070 190 5877, Chamath Dias at 077 251 9408, or Amara Lanka at 077 325 2953. We eagerly await your presence to make this event a remarkable one.

This year also, the Sri Sumangala College Old Boys’ Association proudly contributed to the Alms Giving event organized by the college in commemoration of its 114th Founders’ Day with Rs 225,000/-. The occasion was a testament to the enduring bond between the college and its alumni, as they came together to honour the legacy of the founding members.

The contribution was handed over to the Acting Principal, Mrs Sinali De Silva by the Treasurer of the Sri Sumangala College Old Boys’ Association, Mr Dinesh Katipearachchi at the Principal’s office.

As Sri Sumangala College continues its journey towards excellence, the Old Boys’ Association remains steadfast in its support, offering resources and guidance to help the college flourish. This enduring partnership, exemplified by the recent Alms Giving event, demonstrates the profound connection between past, present, and future generations of Sri Sumangala College, united by a shared commitment to upholding the values that have guided the institution for 114 remarkable years.