St Joseph's College, Trincomalee

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St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College is located in Central Trincomalee
St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College
Location in central Trincomalee
Power House Road

Coordinates8°34′24.30″N 81°13′44.20″E / 8.5734167°N 81.2289444°E / 8.5734167; 81.2289444Coordinates: 8°34′24.30″N 81°13′44.20″E / 8.5734167°N 81.2289444°E / 8.5734167; 81.2289444
School typePublic national 1AB
Founded27 July 1867 (1867-07-27)
FounderRev. Fr. Louis Mary Keating
School districtTrincomalee Education Zone
AuthorityMinistry of Education

St. Joseph's College (SJC) is a national school in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.[1]


The school was founded on 27 July 1867 by Rev. Fr. Louis Mary Keating. On 1 April 1931 the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trincomalee-Batticaloa handed the school over to the Society of Jesus of the Province of Louisiana. Most private schools in Ceylon were taken over by the government in 1960 but SJC chose to remain as a private and non-fee levying school. The school struggled financially thereafter and ten years later the school was handed over to the government.

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  1. ^ "Province - Eastern" (PDF). Schools Having Bilingual Education Programme. Ministry of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-10.