Zahira, Ananda old boys in revived cricket encounter
The Old Boys of Zahira College and Ananda College Colombo will play
their annual cricket encounter for the TB Jayah Trophy today at Zahira
ground Maradana commencing at 9.30 am.
This is the second match between the old boys of both schools since
the encounter was revived and is sponsored by Laugfs, Dialog and Nestle.
Tuan Burhanuddin Jayah (TB Jayah) was a Sri Lankan educationalist,
politician, diplomat and Muslim community leader.
He started his teaching career in 1910 and was invited in 1917 by the
then principal of Ananda College, PDS Kularatne to teach history and
classics at the school.
He was then invited by Zahira College to be their principal where he
served for 27 years.
According to the organisers, the match is being revived to rekindle
the lost friendly rivalry between two neighbouring schools.
Past cricketers and old boys of both schools have been invited for
the event to be graced by old boy of Ananda College Ranjith Pandithage
as the chief guest.