Since its inception in the year 1886 by Col. Henry Steel Olcot, Ananda College has been the securer of Buddhism within and beyond the borders of Sri Lanka. Ananda has been a key role in protecting the culture, traditions and unity of Alma mother Sri Lanka.

Ananda College has been the en lighter of many national heroes of the country. From the battle for Independence till re-unification of Sri Lanka in year 2009, Anandians has played an invaluable role.

Ananda will continue to be the library of knowledge as well as the Commander of guidance of Sri Lanka.