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  • 2006 - Shramadana

    In 2006 the OBA undertook a massive Shramadana campaign whereby a massive clean up task took place. The primary was to ensure that the environment in which the students learn should be clean. This programme was for two days during a weekend. The participating Old Boys and some Students took part with the great enthusiasm. That project paved the way to realize the importance of maintaining the buildings and its environs. 
  • 2007 - Front side development

    In this Year the Old Boys Association launched a project to re-build the first building of the College - namely Wapche Marikkar building which house the main Science Laboratory. This building was converted  into a modernized building by adding more classrooms and giving a massive facelift. This building now constitutes English Medium Junior classes , book shop, Science Laboratory and Zahira Vocational Training Centre ( ZVTC).

  • 2009 - Swimming Pool Launch

    Swimming Pool Launch and Progress Album

    In this Year the OBA delved into an ambitious project - that is the Swimming Pool for the College. The commitment was 90 Million. The Foundation Stone for the Swimming Pool was laid by the Egypt Ambassador in Sri Lanka.  Within the space of just 3 years the Swimming Pool Complex was completed comprising a Training Pool, Main Pool, Gym, Board Room, Auditorium, Cafeteria. It is this Complex that the Basketball Court was constructed and added as the latest sport in the Sports arena. In addition Futsal Sports was also introduced whereby Old Boys and outsiders book the place to engage in Futsal. 

  • 2010 - Annual Dinner

    Reunion Dinner was aimed at conveying the message about the importance of Education and providing proper Educational facilities at Zahira College. The Old Boys were encouraged to support the School in its Educational needs and create a boom in Education in a reasonably short period. 

  • 2011 - Prof. M.T.A. Furkhan Building Opening

    This Dinner paved the way to the emergence of two important buildings - namely Al Makhtoom Building and Desamanya Professor M.T.A. Furkhan building. Desamanya Furkhan building constitutes the only building donated by a single Old Boy.

    While Al Maktoum Building constitutes some Classrooms, a Hall and the Library, Furkhan building forms a major part of the primary sections requirements namely classrooms, Primary IT Room, Hall, Sectional Head Room and a Hall. 

  • 2012 - Celebrated 120 Years & Zahira Walk

    In commemoration of 120 years of Excellence of the College, the OBA organized a walk on the 1st December, 2012. It followed with a colorful carnival extending to the following day comprising game stalls, food stalls, trade stalls and performance by the past and present students, fun rides for kids, stilt walkers and carnival mascots and many more.

  • 2012 - Swimming Pool Complex Opening

    One of the long felt needs of the college, an own swimming pool became a reality under the able leadership of Jisthy Fahmi as its project chairman, ably assisted by many committed and hardworking old boys. The project was successfully completed and declared open on Saturday 14th July 2012 amidst a large and distinguished gathering under the patronage of Al Haj Deshamanya Prof. M.T.A. Furkhan, Al Haj M. H. Omar who are distinguished old boys of the College.

  • 2013 - Abdul Ghaffoor Building Extension

    The extension of Ghaffoor building provided added space and capacity to Ghaffoor Hall.  The other areas of the extended building comprises the Health Food Canteen and Activity Rooms.

  • 2014 - OBA Centenary Dinner

    This years Dinner was held at Hotel Hilton, Colombo . A Magazine was printed and released depicting historical information about Zahira College and of the Old Boys' Association. Those Old Boys who brought honour and prestige to their Alma Mater through achievements in Academic and Sports were honoured by depicting their life history. 

    The first OBA Dinner was held on 17th February 1924 under the stewardship of Dr. T.B. Jayah, the First President of the Old Boys' Association and the OBA having formed in the year 1914.

  • Crescent Lights 2016

    The OBA successfully organized an epoch-marking event to commemorate our Alma mater’s 125th anniversary, under the theme of Crescent Light 2016 on the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th of September, at the college grounds.

  • Felicitation Ceremony to Mr. Fawzan Anver

  • Fellowship Day - Old Boys’ Association

  • Founders day 2015

  • Get Ready to Walk for Zahira 2017

    Zahira College Colombo, the premier Muslim educational institution in Sri Lanka with a current student population of over 5000, is gearing itself to launch a colourful and fun-filled walk on Saturday, the 05th of August, 2017 at the college premises, 7.30am onwards.

    This mega event is being meticulously planned by the OBA, with the collaboration of all affiliated groups under one umbrella to foster a sense of camaraderie among all participants to walk hand in hand and exhibit an unflinching loyalty to their Alma Mater. It is noteworthy to observe that, all affiliated groups numbering over 30 bodies, have extended their unstinted support and cooperation to make this epic event a truly memorable one. 

  • Grand Opening of OBA Souvenir Shop

    Read N Return Hub

    Launching of Official OBA Blazer

    On Saturday 25th November 2017

    at 5:45 pm at College Swimming Pool Premises

    The OBA’s ‘Read & Return’ and Souvenir Shop was jointly declared open by the Principal, Mr. Trizvi Marikkar and Mr. Riza Abdeen , Immediate Past President of OBA earlier this week on the 25 th of November 2017, at the Swimming Pool complex.

  • Inter-Group Sports Championships 2016

  • OBA DAY OUT - 2016

    The Organizing committee of the OBA, under the co – chairmanships of Mr. Namiz and Shiraz organized an unforgettable day outing at Che Adventure Park at Kahatapitiya, Hanwella on Saturday, the 3rd of December, 2016.

    Nearly 20 OBA Exco members participated at the outing, which provided everyone with an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate themselves. The outdoor games such as Rifle shooting, Archery, thrilling Aerial Rope and other fun filled ground activities were conducted by well-trained ex commandos of SL forces, and was keenly accepted and attended by all the members.

  • OBA’s Iftar programme

    The OBA, successfully conducted its traditional Iftar programme on Friday, 9th June 2017, at Bookers Reception Hall, with the Grace of Allah. It was a remarkable event that saw the hall being packed to capacity with overflowing invitees who represented every segment of Zahira’s inter -groups.

  • Sports Complex


    This years Dinner will focus on the importance of Education and Sports. Whilst much needed infra structure facilities was provided to the College to enhance the Educational Standards of the College and equal importance will be given to sports also.

    In this regard the OBA has started yet another ambitions and mega project namely - SPORTS COMPLEX. This project which will cost nearly 120 Million will provide a fully fledged Sports Complex whereby Indoor Cricket Net, Badminton, Boxing, Martial Arts, Squash Table Tennis and other sports will be added feature. There will an Electronic Score Board in front of this Complex. Arrangements are being to launched the project shortly.

    Ground Floor Plan

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    # Description Floor Area (S.qm.)
    1 Staircase 33
    2 Squash 195
    3 Home Team Changing Room 47
    4 Home Team Wash Room 33
    5 Home Team Dinning 28
    6 Lobby 126
    7 Common Toilet 44
    8 Corridor 11
    9 Courtyard 21
    10 Gymnasium 110
    11 Visitor's Team Changing Room 45
    12 Visitor's Team Wash Room 30
    13 Visitor's Team Dinning 26
    14 Main Entrance Lobby 36
    15 Main Entrance 22
    16 Office 13
    17 Rear Entrance 14
    18 Electrical Room 4
    19 Lift 6
    20 Store 6
      Total 850.00

    First Floor Plane

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    # Description Floor Area (S.qm.)
    1 Pool & Snooker 83.00
    2 Stadium 586.00
    3 Specter's Area 157.00
    4 Main Entrance Loggy 20.00
    5 Rear Lobby 40.00
    6 Electrical Room 4.00
      Total 890.00

    Mezzanine Floor Plan

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    # Description Floor Area (S.qm.)
    1 Staircase 43.00
    2 Specter's Area 90.00
    3 Main Entrance Lobby 20.00
    4 Lobby for Yoga 129.00
    5 Chess & Carom 85.00
    6 Shooting Range 153.00
    7 Home Team Rest 56.00
    8 Sports Medicine 37.00
    9 Sports Medicine wash room 9.00
    10 Deck 28.00
    11 Rear Lobby 40.00
    12 Electricl Room 4.00
    13 Lift 6.00
      Total 700.00

    Section AA

    Section BB

  • Teacher's day 2015