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  • Felicitation Ceremony to Mr. Fawzan Anver

  • Fellowship Day - Old Boys’ Association

  • 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 tribute to Namiz

    When the unexpected occurs, we become shell-shocked and our minds are befuddled.

    This was the case when the untimely demise of brother M.M.K.Namiz reached us all. It not only sent shock-waves through many Zahirians, but also to dear and near ones and the general community on the whole.

    His passing is an irreplaceable loss to Zahira because Namiz metaphorically breathed the air of Zahira, and the alma mater was close to his heart and soul until his death.

    He was actively involved in college development, and him being a former member for the Board of Governors, OBA Executive Committee member, Past President Group of 90, Member of PTA and President of Veterans, speaks volumes about his unwavering commitment and pledge of allegiance to Zahira.

    His contribution to sports is unparalleled in Zahira’s history. He captained the Cricket, Soccer and Athletic team in 1988, as well as played Rugger. He was also Runner-Up for the national Most Popular School Boy Cricketer in 1988. Due to his outstanding leadership qualities, he was appointed as Head Prefect in 1991.

    Namiz was a live-wire at OBA meetings. He was not only regular in attendance, but was also punctual and was always an active participant. Furthermore, he was a priceless asset, stoutly defending what he thought was right by citing the ‘Cardinal Law’ code, without fear or favour. One of his outstanding characteristics is that he never harbuored any grudge toward anyone, and walked the talk when it came to the mindset of "With malice towards none, with charity for all”.

    He possessed sharp with and a sharper tongue, and an OBA meeting will never end without a sumptuous feat and a witty joke or anecdote unleashed by Namiz! The OBA will dearly miss Namiz's light-hearted and on-point banter.

    After the Janaza prayer at the Maradana Mosque, Mother Zahira honoured her illustrious son. The Principal together with Vice Principal and the college Perfects humbly escorted his Janaza to the vehicle. The Maligawatta burial grounds overflowed with an unprecedented crowd and was a testimony to the affection and respect Namiz had inspired in many a heart.

    Today, OBA’s one and the only “Lion” is no more, but his memory and legacy of goodwill will linger in our minds for many moons to come. May Almighty Allah forgive all his sins and grant him Jannathul Firdous.

  • Revamped Swimming Pool Prayer Room

    It was a long felt need to have a fully furnished prayer room for the convenience to the worshipers who patronize the swimming pool and the conference room to pray on time. Vice president of OBA, Rafeek Buhary initiated this newly refurbished prayer room and by the grace of Allah, it was ceremonially declared opened by the Principal, Mr. Trizvi Marikkar on 22nd January, 2017 with a presence of large gathering.

  • Rugby World Cup 2015 on a Giant Screen

  • Towards a Golden Era

    The Old Boys Association of the Zahira College Colombo, organized Annual Dinner 2015 titled “Towards a Golden Era“ at the College Gaffoor Hall. Chief Guest, Brandix founder Mr. M.H. Omar , Principal of the College, Mr. Trizviiy Marikkar, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr. Fouzul Hameed, OBA President, Mr. Riza Abdeen and many other distinguished old boys were present. Pictures by : Ruzaik Farook

  • WorkShop - Brand Promise based on the Zahira Model

    The Office Bearers Role in Delivering the “Brand Promise” based on the “Zahira “Model workshop was successfully conducted by Bro. Munshif Hussain on 15th January 2017, to a packed-to-capacity audience at the swimming pool auditorium. 

    Mr. Trizvi Marikkar, Principal of the Zahira College and Mr. Rizvi, secretary to the BOG graced the occasion as special guests. 

    The welcome speech was delivered by Bro. Azmi (OBA president) and Bro. Ashraf Rumi (G80 president) by highlighting the significance of the workshop. Naushad Alavi delivered an introduction of Bro. Munshif Hussain.

    This corporate style breakfast workshop was jointly organized by the OBA and G80 for the benefit of the affiliated members to keep abreast of the management techniques as well as guidelines to conduct effective meetings.

  • Zahira Walk 2017

    A wonderful exhibition of Zahirian solidarity

    The much-anticipated OBA’s Zahira Walk, which was an epoch-making event, took place on the 5th of August, 2017 at the College premises.

    The Walk was commenced from the College entrance and proceeded through T.B. Jayah Mawatha, Lipton Circle, Horton Place and Borella – Maradana road. This mega event was planned by the OBA to commemorate 125 years of excellence in grandeur.