Information for Prospective Students

Application procedure

  • Application should made on forms obtainable from the Cashier, between 8:30 am and 2:00 pm on any school day on payment of Rs.1000/-
  • Duly filled applications must be send under registered post.
  • For the interview, parents / legal guardians (documentary evidence required) should call over personally with their National Identity Cards, along with the Child’s Original Birth Certificate and copies of the same. 

Why Join Zahira?

  • Zahira College Colombo is the largest Muslim Educational Institution and one of the most easily recognized and well-known premier colleges in Sri Lanka.
  • Aimed largely towards the minority Muslim Community living in Colombo and the nearby areas, the Muslim Identity is held inside the College at all times.
  • Zahira College Colombo has one of the largest student populations in Sri Lanka.
  • Zahira is reputed for its highest standard of quality education and a formidable track record in both academics and Sports achieved over 120 years of Excellence.
  • Located at the heart of Colombo, the Business Hub of South East Asia.
  • Situated at the centre of a vast system of public transport with an ever expanding network of buses and just a few meters from the Maradana Railways Station.
  • All 3 Mediums of Instruction are available at Zahira College
  • All our teachers are highly qualified in their fields of expert and cater to the needs of the students at all times.

Student Life at Zahira

  • Zahira College opens its doors every morning to more than 5000 students.
  • From the Primary stage, the young students are given an exceptional foundation in all the fundamental skills and their natural curiosity is stimulated.
  • Young Zahirians are introduced very early to creative expression and independent thinking is highlighted through a balanced academic and extracurricular activities
  • We at Zahira strive to create a learning community within which the students entrusted to our care are enabled to grow as creative and confident individuals, aware of their talents and gifts and of their potentials; individuals who are pound of their own cultural identity and inheritance, and at the same time, deeply respectful and appreciative of other cultures; young men well equipped to face all the challenges of life in the 21st century.


  • The very best conditions for study are provided at Zahira where students from a very early age are introduced to Interactive Learning, the Art of Future Education.
  • State of the Art teaching facilities are provided and science is incorporated into the system from a very young age.
  • An ever increasing reach into modern resources, IT is increasingly looked into aid teaching processes.
  • Well maintained ICT Labs
  • Many well equipped libraries in the College aimed to create a Reading Community


Zahira is one of the leading schools in Sports both indoor and outdoor and have coined their name in History in all the Sports followed by the School. Your child can follow any of the sport he wishes to namely;

  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Chess

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Clubs and Associations

In addition to the Academics and Sports, your child can be a part of many Clubs and Associations which are part of the Co-curricular activities namely:

  • Cadets
  • Scouts
  • Science Society
  • Commerce Society
  • Interact Club
  • Islamic Society
  • ICT Forum
  • Unique Zahirians
  • First Aid Team
  • Broadcasting Unit
  • Media Unit
  • English Literary Association
  • Debate Club
  • United Nations Club

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