|Tissa Central College
තිස්ස මධ්ය විද්යාලය
Tissa Vidyalaya Road
| Pali: අපදාන සෝභීනි පඤ්ඤා
Apadāna Sōbhīni Panñā
(Wisdom illuminates character)
|5 November 1936
|1 - 13
|Maroon and Gold
Tissa Central College (Sinhala : තිස්ස මධ්ය විද්යාලයThissa 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.
The school was taken over by the Government on 31 June 1945, along with 54 other schools,under the Central College concept of the Hon. C.W.W. Kannangara.
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:
Tissa's cricket team currently plays in Division II – gold category school competitions, along with some of the leading schools in the country.
The college has produced a number of professional cricketers, who now play domestic cricket in the UK and Australia.
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 tournamentbased 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.
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