Tissa Central College
|Tissa Central College|
තිස්ස මධ්ය විද්යාලය
Tissa Vidyalaya Road
|Motto||Pali: අපදාන සෝභීනි පඤ්ඤා|
Apadāna Sōbhīni Panñā
(Wisdom illuminates character)
|Established||5 November 1936|
|Founder||H. A. De Abrew|
|Grades||1 - 12|
|Colour(s)||Maroon and Gold|
Tissa Central College (Sinhala: තිස්ස මධ්ය විද්යාලය Thissa Madhya Vidyālaya) , located in Kalutara, Sri Lanka, is a national school. It is the first Buddhist English School in the northern part of the town.
The school was founded by Proctor H. A. de Abrew, on 5 November 1936. The first principal appointed to the school was W. S. De Zoysa. The first two teachers at the school were Kusuma Abeywickrama and R. P. Jayawardana.
Today the school has about 3,000 students and more than 100 teachers
The students are divided among four houses, which represent ancient Kings of Sri Lanka:
- Parakrama - Colour - Orange
- Vijaya - Colour - Dark Green
- Asoka - Colour - Dark Purple
- Gamunu - Colour - Grey
Tissa's cricket team currently plays in Division II – gold category school competitions, along with some of the leading schools in the country.
In 2008, Dinesh Perera won the Mobitel 'Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year' (Outstation Contest), and 'Best Bowler' (Outstation Contest). In 2010 Malith Chathuranga Gunasekera also won the Mobitel 'Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year' (Outstation Contest).
In 2017 Tissa Central College U13 cricket team defeated Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa in the finals of Singer U13 D1 tournament based on bonus match points. Tissa batting was led by skipper Mithira Thenura’s century and Shashmika Weerasekara's stubborn 50 runs. Tissa bowling led by Adithya Silva who gave away just 34 runs. Tissa Central reached the under 13 division one final for the first time in their history and they won in their first attempt.
Battle of the Mangosteen
The first of the annual cricket matches between Tissa Central College and Kalutara Vidyalaya National School, known as the "Battle of the Mangosteen", was held in 1949. It is the second-oldest annual match between two leading Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka and the 11th-oldest school cricket encounter in Sri Lanka. Of the 58 matches played Kalutara Vidyalaya has won 22, Tissa Central has won seven, and 29 matches have resulted in a draw. In 2016 Tissa completed a comfortable 125 run victory at the Panadura Public Ground.
|Wimal Weerawansa||member of parliament - Colombo (2000–present)|
|Alankara Asanka||first-class cricket player|
|Mendis Wickramasinghe||Sri Lankan herpetologist|
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