Sussex College Network is defined by its outstanding academic quality, a wonderfully diverse student body and exciting extra-curriculars

Sussex Journey

His idea got off the ground when founder Mr. K.A.S. Jayatissa, the Chairman of the Sussex Educational Services Ltd set up the first college which was declared open on the 22th January 2004 at Jambugasmulla, Nugegoda where his own son and daughter were among its first batch of 80 students.


Winning the hearts of the people soon it grew into a large network of 20 colleges spread throughout 8 provinces in the island by 2009. Presently, the college network has 6,000 students, and around 700 teachers. Children at Sussex learn in English Medium in an environment conducive for character building based on Sri Lankan cultural and religious values. It is a joy to witness our colleges celebrate Sinhala–and Hindu New Year and Wesak as much in the same spirit as Christmas, Thaipongal, and Ramadan.


Such values are further cemented by having the respective mother tongue and religion made compulsory for all children with a choice of a link language that ensures communal harmony. They have a choice of subjects such as French and English Literature in addition to aesthetic and sports as other compulsory co-curriculum pursuits. We are in the forefront of teaching mathematics, science and commerce and also have arrangements in place to coach our students who desire to take up London O/L and A/L examinations as well.


Every college in the network is well equipped with science and computer labs and also exposes our children to learning with computers from Grade 1 upwards so that they become familiar with the innumerable opportunities of access to new knowledge and skills to be leaders capable of facing the challenges of the 21 century global village. Sussex has been awarded ISO certification together with National Productivity Awards thrice in recognition as a leader in quality education in Sri Lanka and recently Sussex College Network won Business Excellence Award.

We believe in blending both the old and new,
by tapping into the unlimited potential of tomorrow’s technology while still instilling yesterday’s values in our students

Nurture every student
so that they can be the best they can be; global citizens with a sense of adventure

Accessibility of quality english medium education
to students islandwide

Our Crest

Blue Color

Signifies the infinite knowledge of all aspects of life as clear as the bright blue sky

Gold Color

Signifies the purity, simplicity and contentment

The five golden stars portray the following essentials required by our students to emerge as true Sri Lankan leaders

Excellence/ Quality

Discipline , Good moral & physical demeanor

Integrity, Honesty, Loyalty, Precision

Righteousness, Virtue

Patriotism, Devotion to the motherland

School Anthem

Vision & Mission

Our Commitment
to Excellence

- Vision Statement

Caring for children’s education and serving the mankind as a nation builder and create true Sri Lankan leaders with a global outlook.

- Mission Statement

Develop and implement education to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes to think creatively and critically and to be a role model in the education system and also deepen children's commitment to live in social harmony and lead human and productive lives in a democratic society.

- Rooted In Knowledge

Rooted in Knowledge is etched in all that we do at Sussex College Network. Reflecting the core values of our rich heritage, we aspire to build strong foundations for our students based on the most powerful value of all knowledge.

- A Fresh Approach

We’re founded on the principle of keeping traditions while having a pragmatic and continuous approach of examining every practice, weigh it against prevailing options and then use the most effective.

- Superlative Synergy

The contrast between our motto and vision conveys that the school believes in blending both the old and new, by tapping into the unlimited potential of tomorrow’s technology while still instilling yesterday’s values in our students, which we believe to be the best guiding principle.

Why Choose
Sussex College?

  • Dynamic setting, friendly ambience and up-to-date learning environment
  • Qualified and experienced teachers for every subject
  • All subjects are taught in English Medium
  • Dedicated and supportive individualized attention
  • Engagement of latest state for the art knowledge technology
  • Thoughtfully caring and ultra-safe
  • Smart board equipped classrooms
  • Model class room ambience
  • Well-equipped Science and Computer Laboratory
  • Students are taught to sit for either National O/L & A/L or Edexcel IGCSE & IAL
  • An average 94% pass rate (Including Maths and Science)
  • Computer Science/ Robotics/ Aesthetics are compulsory subjects for all students from Grade one
  • French, Tamil, English Literature & General IT (Compulsory for primary students)
  • Provision of our very own perfectly standardized text books
  • Centralized Examination System
  • Multiple extra-curricular activities (Cricket/ Badminton/ Swimming/ Athletics etc.)
  • Swimming & Chess (Compulsory for primary students)
  • Encouragement and facilitation of student participation in Government and inter Sussex competition.
  • Ability to transfer within 20 branches of the college network.
  • We offer an absolutely free scholarship in the event of the breadwinner demise* (*Conditions apply)

Chairman’s Message

The Sussex College Network as an International School plays a central role in nurturing and developing the unique talent of every child as well as in shaping their character. In a fast-changing world, driven by technological innovations, the way children learn today and the way they will work tomorrow are redefining the contours of teaching and learning everywhere.

Our teachers are our pillars of strength. They teach our children not just with their minds but with their hearts, making learning enjoyable and rewarding, and instilling in them sound values. They inspire our children to believe in themselves and think big. Our educational programmes are complemented by state-of the art facilities and excellent resources, and we offer numerous opportunities to children to engage and excel in sports and co-curricular activities.


I invite you to explore Sussex as we rededicate ourselves every day, to provide an excellent education for our children.

Mr. Sunil Jayatissa

Founder/Chairman and CEO

Director Board

Founder/Chairman and CEO

Mr. Sunil Jayatissa

B.Sc (Mgt) Sp Hons, FCA, FSCMA, MCMI (UK), ACIS (UK), CIPA. Dip. Acct, Dip. CII (UK)

Erudite Entrepreneur and Educationist Mr. K. A. S. Sunil Jayatissa is bestowed with the distinction and honour of being the Founder / Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of the Sussex College Network. His insatiable passion for education and knowledge sharing has indeed made him a “Cornerstone” of Sri Lankan education to be admired and esteemed by illustrious intellectuals of both government & non-governmental scholastic fraternities.


Mr. Rohana Wijesinghe

B.Com (Special/Accountancy) Degree – Second upper class – University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

CA Sri Lanka – Final 1 Level – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka


Raajakeeya Panditha Ven. Dodampahala Sri Rahula Thero

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