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Welcome to Zahira College Colombo

Zahira is an Arabic term which means ‘Exellence’ in Arabic.

The very first Private Muslim School in Sri Lanka Zahira College was founded in 1892, as Al Madrasathul Zahira by two of the most prominent Sri Lankan Muslims of that time, namely I.L.M. Abdul Azeez and Arasi Marikar Wapchie Marikar who were both encouraged by Ahamed Orabi Pasha, a prominent Egyptian who was exiled in Sri Lanka.  Today Zahira College is the largest Muslim educational institution in Sri Lanka with more than 4900 students and 250 teachers.  The College which is situated in the heart of Colombo was built on the grounds adjoining one of the oldest mosques in Sri Lanka, the Maradana Mosque.

 Zahira College Colombo which has been in existence for 121 years is a well established and well known School in Sri Lanka. Under the stewardship of Mr. M. Fouzul Hameed who took over as Chairman of the Board of Governors in 2006, a well co-ordinated programme to improve the standards of education, sports and extracurricular activities within the Islamic environment of the College has been carefully implemented with commendable success.

The present Principal Mr. A.R.M. Trizvi Marikkar has taken it as a challenge to improve the results further in the Year Five Scholarship, O’ Level and A’ Level examinations each year, and for that purpose he and his team have introduced a series of new steps.   They are confident now that Zahira has an infra-structure that can compare with any one of the best schools in the Island and with a teacher cadre to match, the future of the current approximately 4900 boys who are educated at Zahira will be bright.

Zahira College is now relentlessly pursuing a policy in search of excellence.

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2016 CALENDAR – PRIMARY

2016 CALENDAR – UPPER SCHOOL 

YOUNG INVENTORS DAY
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The Young Inventors Club of Zahira College participated at the IPO Lanka Inter School Competition at the Maharagama Youth Center from 10 am to 3 pm on the 9th and 10th of March 2016.
7 projects from Zahira were displayed.

CreaveIT ‘ 16
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IT Day (CreaveIT ‘ 16) was held on Saturday 5th of March 2016 at the College Ghafoor Hall. The Chief Guest Mr. M.A.M. Azmeer, the prominent old boy and Head – Department of New Media, SAITM Campus.

GRADE 1 ADMISSION 2017
Applications should be made on forms obtainable from cashier- Zahira College between 8.30 am – 2.00 pm on any school day from 23rd February 2016 to 15th March 2016 on payment of Rs.1000/=.

68th INDEPENDENCE  DAY SPECIAL ASSEMBLY
Independance
The 68th Independence Day was celebrated at a Special Assembly held at the College. The Principal Mr. Trizviiy Marikar graced the occasion.

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VICE PRINCIPAL – ENGLISH SECTION

JOB BANK FOR OLD ZAHIRIAN’S
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KALA ULELA
Kala Ulela
Kala Ulela (Aseniya Mal) was held on 24th February 2016 at the College Ghafoor Hall. Professor J.B. Dissanayaka was the Chief Guest.

ISLAMIC DAY 2016
Islamic day 2016 organized by Islamic society of Zahira College was held on 27th of February 2016.

PREFECTS INVESTITURE CEREMONY
Prefects Investiture
Primary Prefects Investiture ceremony was held on 09th February 2016 at the Primary Section.

FOUNDATION LAYING CEREMONY
Proposed Building
Foundation Laying Ceremony  for the construction of a new building  to replace the existing Muthuwappa Building  on the same land was held on Saturday 06th February 2016 at the College at 8.30 a.m.
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