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August 4, 2011


           T.B.Jaya was born in Galagedara on 1st january 1890.After his primary education on his family moved to colombo and he was admitted to St.thomas clloege,Mt.lavia for his secondary Education.After passing the london Matriculation Examination he become a teacher.While begin a teacher,he passed the London B.A Exmination.
              T.B.Jaya began his teaching career at Dharmaraja college,Kandy.Next he taught at prince of Wales clloege,Morotuwa and later at Ananda clloege,Colombo.He was one of the founder membersof Zahira clloege,Colombo.As a result of the requests of Muslim leaders he assumed duties as the principal of Zahira clloege,Colombo.There were only six teachers at the time.Through his divotion,dedication and selfless service,he was able to bring up Zahira college,to the level of other leading schools in the country.Many philantropists helped him with the funds neccessary,to develop the school in every aspect.
              During the second world war,T.B.Jaya established branches of Zahira college in GAmpola,Matale,Aluthgama and puttlam.After the war these schools.through his visin and efforts he served his community by opening new avenues for education.
              IN 1924 T.B.Jaya was appointed to the legislative council to reptesent the minrity communities.

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