Annites on World Stage

  • #AnnitesMemes: Well done, Putha!

    It is so endearing to watch as Pruthivi was received by Rev. Fr. Chandana Hapuarachchi when he arrived at the College for the first time since his triumph at 2022 South Asian Karate Championship.

  • Dinidu to represent Sri Lanka at the 2023 World Scout Jamboree

    Our student, Dinidu Samaranayake, will represent Sri Lanka in the upcoming 2023 World Scout Jamboree, which will be taking place from August 2nd to 12th at Saemangeum, South Korea.

    The World Scout Jamboree is held every four years and brings together thousands of Scouts and leaders from around the world. It is organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), which is the governing body of the global Scouting movement.

    This year marks the 25th edition of the Jamboree, and we congratulate Dinidu for winning the rights to attend this prestigious event.

  • Geethika De Silva Set to Shine as He Represents Sri Lanka Under-19 Cricket Team in Pakistan Tour

    Geethika De Silva will represent the Sri Lanka Under-19 Cricket Team in the upcoming tour against the Pakistan Under-19 Cricket Team, scheduled from October 15th to October 31st in Karachi, Pakistan.

    The tour consists of one four-day match and five one-day matches, all to be held at Karachi's National Bank Stadium. The tour will commence with the four-day game starting on October 15th, followed by the one-day matches taking place from October 22nd to the 31st.

  • Geethika is having the time of his journey

    For any student, achieving milestones during their College years is a dream come true. Geethika De Silva, in just five short months, has made not one but four significant milestones—a year for him to remember.

    In June of this year, he was selected to partake in the Under 19 Sri Lankan Youth League. Just two months later, in August, he joined the Under 17 contest of the same league, alongside two of his College mates. Around the same time, Geethika was called to participate in a practice match against the Under 19 West Indies Cricket Team. His performances across these three tournaments left no doubt that his place should be with the main national squad.

    Tomorrow, he makes his International Cricket debut as a member of our Sri Lanka Under 19 National Cricket Team. They face off with Pakistan Under 19 National Team in a tour spanning until the end of this month in Karachi.

    As Geethika continues to set his milestones, the St. Anne's College family extends our heartfelt best wishes for a successful and victorious tour. We hope Geethika will make our country proud just as he has made our College proud.

    For more, read about Geethika's appearances in:
    U 19 National Youth League
    U 17 National Youth League & Practice Match with West Indies
    U 19 Sri Lanka Tour of Pakistan

  • Heartiest congratulations to two proud Annites who have made it onto the world stage

    Everyone from the Annites family, from the Rev. Fr. Principal Chandana Hapuarachchi, staff, students and old boys add their congratulations and best wishes to Pruthivi Vitharana and Methoopa Dewnith who respectively qualified to represent Sri Lanka at the 6th South Asian ?Karate Championship and the 2022 Commonwealth Chess Championship.
    Go Pruthivi! Go Methoopa! Make your country proud just as you made your College proud. We are with you every step of the way.


  • It's time for some photo ops: Methoopa Dewnith and Pruthivi Vitharana

    Photo ops of Methoopa Dewnith and Pruthivi Vitharana who respectively represented ??Sri Lanka at the 2022 Commonwealth ♟Chess Championship and the 2022 South Asian ?Karate Championship with Principal Reverend Father Chanadana Hapuarachchi, Teacher in-Charges, Coaches, Parents and Old Boys. Pruthivi went on to win the bronze medal in his event.

  • Looking back at Pruthivi's success

    "Behind every successful man is his hard work and good mentors."

    Pruthivi Sri Vitharana, the star of the moment stands center stage with glory. Nothing can be taken away from this young Annite, all of his hard work and sacrifice finally paid off. You deserve this moment, Pruthivi and we are so proud of you!
    To his right, the Rev. Fr. Principal Chandana Hapuarachchi stands tall and has guided our boys all the way to success as has been repeated in recent years. To the left is the Teacher in-Charge, Ms. Theja Rathnayake Hangilipola, who took over just 2 years ago and walked the whole mileage with our players, motivating and fixing impediments. The gentleman on the far right is Pruthivi's coach, Mr. Padhma Sri Manjula, the one who taught all the karate moves from zero to final glory.

    So there you have it, the perfect recipe for the 2022 South Asian ?Karate Championship's triumph. Shall we all take a moment and give a round of applause for this successful team effort.

    Thus we conclude one milestone in the Annites sports chapter. Hopefully, there will be more to come.

  • Overview of the Journey of Tharaka Udayanaga

    Success is not an overnight achievement; it's the result of persistent effort and constant determination. Here we are looking at an overview of the journey of Tharaka Udayanga, who claimed the 1st rank in our district (and secured the 7th place in the island) in Physical Science stream of the GCE Advanced Level Examination 2022. Along this path to his outstanding accomplishment, he accumulated numerous significant achievements.

    Tharaka was admitted to St. Anne's College in the second grade in 2009. From then on, he actively participated in both extracurricular and curricular activities. In the fourth grade, he represented Sri Lanka at the 2011 Asian Chess Championship in India. As a little child, he successfully completed his primary education, scoring 181 on the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination. His high score qualified him to participate in the 2013 Sri Lankan Junior Science Olympiad (SLJSO), where he received awards for his performances.

    In the sixth grade, Tharaka once again represented Sri Lanka at the 2014 Asian Chess Championship, held in Taiwan. Following this, he ventured into mathematics and science competitions, participating nationally and internationally. In 2015, he claimed a bronze medal at the 12th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO) in Thailand. In 2017, he received national recognition at the Sri Lankan Junior Science Olympiad (SLJSO) and subsequently won another bronze medal at the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) in Botswana in 2018. Tharaka's journey continued in 2019 when he took part in the South African International Mathematics Competition (SAIMC) and secured yet another bronze medal.

    Tharaka continued to be involved in both extracurricular and curricular activities in College. He became a prefect in the ninth grade. In the same year, he joined the Senior Western Cadet Band and rose to the rank of Lance Corporal. He remained in the cadet band until he completed his GCE O Levels. In the Ordinary Level Examination, he earned nine distinctions in English medium. During his Advanced Level years, he joined the Astronomical Society of St. Anne's College and became its President.

    Earlier this month, the results of the 2022 Advanced Level Examination were released, and Tharaka was ranked 1st in the district and 7th in the island in Physical Science stream. This is a fitting end to his College journey, which was filled with major achievements and milestones. As he embarks on his higher education, we at St. Anne's College extend our heartfelt wishes to Tharaka for his future endeavors and for the pursuit of all his dreams.


    Tharaka Udayanga: Ranked 1st in district & 7th in Island at GCE A/L 2022(2023)

  • Pruthivi's historic victory at South Asian Karate Championship

    It's a glamorous ?sunny day here at St. Anne's College and to make it even ?brighter, we have the news. Pruthivi Sri Vitharana clinched onto the podium by winning the ?bronze medal at the 2022 South Asian ?Karate Championship.
    This will go down as one of the finest days on record in Annites sports. Take a bow, Pruthivi, you made both our ??College and the ??country proud!