Sailan is our light, Sailan is our pride

On wings of safety we fly forward


Sailan International School, situated in Negombo ( Sri Lanka). School has current enrollment of over 1000 students with an academic staff over 60. The school is listed among the International schools which come under the private management of the board of directors.

The College provides education to students from Nursery to 13 in English language following local Sri Lankan syllabus.. It also provides Mathematics, Science, Commerce fields for the Advance Level Examinations. The school is fully equipped with Modern Classrooms, Science Laboratory and Computer Laboratories, play Grounds for sports activities. It also has more than 10 Clubs, Societies & Associations engaged in all types of co-curricular activities. There are wide range of sporting activities.

Director’s Message

M. H. Z. M. Marzook

Director - Administration

Sailan International School was started in 1994 with the intention of motivating the generation towards English education. I am very proud to send a note to the college web page because this is the only college in Negombo focusing on English medium education with a marginal cost. This is a non-profit institution which s aiming all the girls and boys from all the social strata.

I am very happy with the progress the School has made by imbibing in its students value based education synergized with modern teaching-learning methods to produce a generation of well informed and emotionally sound generation. I am positive that in times to come we will continue this journey with elevated enthusiasm and persistently provide a platform of holistic learning to the young generation of learners.

We spare no efforts to make the educational experience of our students meaningful and relevant to the socio-economic needs of the times & to equip our youth to face the challenges of the future for leading the society from the front, while ensuring that at the same time they are enjoying their experience of learning while practicing Islamic values.

The Director-education & the principal, Deputy Principals and the team of teachers strive to focus on each and every child, monitor and mentor them, appreciate their achievement and encourage them to overcome their shortcomings. I urge all the teachers to create appropriate, meaningful and participative learning situations, inculcating life skills in the impressionable children and appreciating their smallest efforts with all generosity and broadness of vision.

I am Dr. Hajarjhan Mansoor, and I began as Principal of this great Institution in October 30th 2016. However, I had been well aware of Sailan for a number of years; particularly since I was an Assistant Director of Education in Negombo Zonal Office from 1994-95 and after in the Ministry. Even at that time, I knew that Sailan was a school which aimed for producing competent disciplined children. Sailan International School was set up along the lines of the great English private Schools. So I entirely empathise with an Institution which has a long and distinguished history; a rich Islamic tradition of academic and extracurricular achievement; discipline and holistic development.

For those who do not know already, Sailan International School Negombo is one of the leading International Schools in Negombo. Founded by a leading group of Muslim Community namely, Alhaaj Dr. Abdulla; Alhaj. Mr. Jabbar; Alhaj Mr. Jabir.and few 1994 in Negombo., it has grown into a large school of over 1000 boys and Girls very rapidly. (from Nursery through to Grade 13). Although we remain a proudly Islamic discipline, we promote Sri Lankan values. in order to promote discipline and Islamic values it is separated into two sections for boys and girls. Girls are given separate classrooms, IT room, Laboratory and Library.

However, in this rapidly changing world, it is very important that young people look to maximise their academic potential in a wide variety of spheres, both during and after their school years. Research reveals that most children will end up doing jobs which do not yet exist, and it is vital that both teachers and parents bear this in mind. We prepare children for an unknown future. In particular, there will be more and more jobs in technology-based and creative fields, whilst there will be correspondingly fewer in traditional professions. It is therefore vital that our children learn to think for themselves in a critical and creative way. Simply memorising facts and rote-learning is no longer an effective preparation for success in life.

For almost 23 years, Sailan has put its students at the heart of everything it does. I am thrilled to be the Director-education and also the Principal of the college as I am given complete freedom of taking Sailan to the peak where which focuses so hard on the well-being, nurturing and enrichment of its students, both inside and outside the classroom. I am proud to announce that the glorious 25 years began with a humble beginning.

Dr. Hajarjhan Mansoor

Director - Education

Brief History

The Number of great people Namely Dr. Alhaj Abdulla, Alhaj Jabbar, Alhaj. Jabir initiated an International college in an Islamic environment in 1994 based on the number of requests to admit children into English Medium School. It was named initially the Sailan International school started at Kamachhodai and later it was shifted to the present place near the Airport.


Students are placed in one of three houses according to their admission number. They compete each year to win the Inter-house Competitions.




School Anthem

On wings of safety we fly forward,
Carrying the blazing torch of wisdom
Making is always our victory
And to be among the galaxy of stars

Sailan is our light, Sailan is our pride
We cherish a way of honesty//

Of knowledge we have none a literate society,
We’ll endeavor to build
Abide by the teachers
Around whom we gather

Sailan is our light, Sailan is our pride
We cherish a way of honesty//

As sailanians together we stand
Saving what thou has taught us unite
Guiding all right on to the end
As sailanians we’ll keep all our pride

Associations & Clubs

  • Literary Union
  • Media Club
  • IT Club
  • Art Circle
  • Western Band
  • Prefects’ Guild
  • Muslim Majlis
  • Scouts