Chundikuli Girls' College

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Chundikuli Girls’ College
சுண்டிக்குளி மகளிர் கல்லூரி
Chundikuli Girls' College Crest.gif
Chundikuli Girls’ College is located in Central Jaffna
Chundikuli Girls’ College
Chundikuli Girls’ College
Location in central Jaffna
Main Street, Chundikuli

Coordinates9°39′21.70″N 80°01′43.40″E / 9.6560278°N 80.0287222°E / 9.6560278; 80.0287222
School typePrivate 1AB
Religious affiliation(s)Christianity
FounderMary Carter
School districtJaffna Education Zone
AuthorityChurch of Ceylon
School number1001028
PrincipalMrs. Dushy Thuseetharan
Teaching staff74
Age range5-18
Colour(s)Red and Black         
School roll1,579

Chundikuli Girls' College (CGC) is a girls private school in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.[1] It was founded in 1896 by British Anglican missionaries.[citation needed]


Chundikuli Girls' College was founded on 14 January 1896 by Mary Carter of the Church Mission Society of the Anglican Church. The school had only 9 students but by the end of 1896 the number had grown to 30. In 1900 CGC became a grant-in-aid school. The Old Girls' Association was inaugurated in August 1915 by then principal Sophia Lucinda Page. Tamil was first taught as a subject in 1916. The following year the school was registered as a fully organised secondary school making it the first school of this type in the north of Ceylon.[citation needed]

CGC relocated to its current location on 6 October 1936. In 1945 CGC started providing free education. In 1947 CGC was recognised as a Grade 1 school. Most private schools in Ceylon were taken over by the government in 1960 but CGC chose to remain as a private. As any private school, attending CGC also required donations and term fees.[citation needed]


CGC is situated on Main Street in Chundikuli, a south-eastern suburb of Jaffna. Since its founding the school has mainly catered to Sri Lankan Tamil girls. The school is divided into three: a primary school providing specialised education from grades 1 to 5; the middle school for students from grades 6 to 8; and the senior school for students from grades 9 to 12.[citation needed]


The House system was first introduced in 1926. The houses were Tennys, Nightingale and Shakespeare. The following year they were renamed Carter, Good Child and Page after former principals of CGC.[citation needed]


  • 2006- Dushyanthi Thuseetharan
  • 1996-2005 T. Rajaratnam
  • 1983- L. P. Jeyaweerasingam
  • 1961-83 G. E. S. Chelliah
  • 1951-61 Sarah T. Mathai
  • 1943-50 E. M. Thillayampalam
  • 1932- Northway
  • 1931-32 Maud Willis
  • 1904-31 Sophia Lucinda Page
  • 1896- Mary Carter

See also[edit]


  • "History of Chundikuli Girls' College 1896 – 2008" (PDF). Chundikuli Girls’ College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  1. ^ Schools Basic Data as at 01.10.2010. Northern Provincial Council. 2010. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013.

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Coordinates: 9°39′21.70″N 80°01′43.40″E / 9.6560278°N 80.0287222°E / 9.6560278; 80.0287222