St. Patrick's College, Jaffna

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St. Patrick's College
சம்பத்திரிசியார் கல்லூரி
St Patricks College Jaffna logo.gif
Location
Jaffna, Jaffna District, Northern Province
Sri Lanka
Coordinates 9°39′19.80″N 80°01′19.30″E / 9.6555000°N 80.0220278°E / 9.6555000; 80.0220278Coordinates: 9°39′19.80″N 80°01′19.30″E / 9.6555000°N 80.0220278°E / 9.6555000; 80.0220278
Information
School type Private 1AB
Motto Fide et labore
(By faith and labour)
Religious affiliation(s) Christianity
Denomination Roman Catholicism
Founded 1850
Founder Monsignor Orazio Bettacchini
School district Jaffna Education Zone
Authority Roman Catholic Church
School number 1001030
Rector Rev Fr. M. Jero Selvanayaham
Grades 1-13
Gender Boys
Age range 5-18
Language Tamil
Colour(s) Green and gold         
School roll 1,942
School fees 5000rs for a year
Website

St. Patrick's College (Tamil: சம்பத்திரிசியார் கல்லூரி Campattiriciyār Kallūri, SPC) is a private school in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.[1][2] It was founded in 1850 by Roman Catholic missionaries.

History[edit]

The Jaffna Catholic English School was established in 1850 by Monsignor Orazio Bettacchini, an Italian Roman Catholic missionary.[3][4] The school was later renamed Jaffna Boys' Seminary.[3][4] The school was registered as a High School in 1881 and renamed St. Patrick's College on 10 January 1881.[3][4]

Most private schools in Ceylon were taken over by the government in 1960 but SPC chose to remain as a private and non-fee levying school.[3]

Big Match[edit]

SPC play Jaffna College in an annual cricket match known as the Battle of the Golds.[5] The first match took place in 1917.[6]

Rectors/Principals[edit]

[7][8]

  • 1850-58 Patrick Foy
  • 1859-61 Rev. Bro. John Joseph Brown
  • 1862-70 Rev. Bro. Patrick Joseph Conway
  • 1870 Rev. Bro. Michael A. Murphy
  • 1870-74 Rev. Bro. ( Fr.) Patrick O Flanagan
  • 1874-75 T. W. McMahan
  • 1875-80 Rev. Bro. ( Fr.) Patrick O Flanagan
  • 1880-83 Rev. Bro. (Fr.) J. A. R. Smythe
  • 1883-85 Rev. Fr. Charles H. Lytton
  • 1885-88 Rev. Fr. Jules Collin
  • 1888-89 Rev. Fr. M. Dubreuil
  • 1889-01 Rev. Fr. Patrick Dunne
  • 1901-02 Rev. Fr. Jules Collin
  • 1902-05 Rev. Fr. Charles A. Beaud
  • 1905-21 Rev. Fr. Charles S. Matthews
  • 1921-24 Rev. Fr. John A. Guyomar
  • 1924-36 Rev. Fr. Charles S. Matthews
  • 1936-54 Rev. Fr. Timothy M. F. Long
  • 1954-60 Rev. Fr. S. N. Arulnesan
  • 1960-66 Rev. Fr. P. J. Jeevaratnam
  • 1966-76 Rev. Fr. T. A. J. Mathuranayagam
  • 1976-79 Rev. Fr. John A. Francis
  • 1979-92 Rev. Fr. G. A. Michael (Francis) Joseph
  • 1992-02 Rev. Fr. A. I. Bernard
  • 2002-07 Rev. Fr. Dr. Justin Gnanapragasam
  • 2008- Rev. Fr. Jero Selvanayagam

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Schools Basic Data as at 01.10.2010. Northern Provincial Council. 2010. 
  2. ^ "Province – Northern" (PDF). Schools Having Bilingual Education Programme. Ministry of Education. 
  3. ^ a b c d "About Us". St. Patrick's College Alumni Association (UK). 
  4. ^ a b c "Origins of St Patrick's College, Jaffna". St. Patrick's College Old Boys Association (Melbourne, Australia). 
  5. ^ Fernando, Reemus (23 February 2012). "Formidable St. Patrick's meet unpredictable Jaffna College". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  6. ^ "Cricket: St. Patrick's bat first against Jaffna College". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 24 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Origins of St Patrick's College, Jaffna". St Patrick's College, Jaffna Old Boys' Association, Melbourne, Australia. 
  8. ^ "Past Rectors". St Patrick's College, Jaffna Old Boys' Association, Colombo Branch. 
  9. ^ "Encyclopedia: An". Marxists Internet Archive. 
  10. ^ "Bishop Emeritus Antony felicitated". TamilNet. 17 December 2004. 
  11. ^ "His Lordship Bishop L. R. Anthony Called to Eternal Rest in the Lord". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo. 
  12. ^ "Dr. Anton Arulanandam awarded PHD posthumously". The Island (Sri Lanka). 15 May 2009. 
  13. ^ Samaranayake, Ajith (29 August 2004). "Fr. Tissa Balasuriya at 80: At intersection of society and religion". Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka). 
  14. ^ "Former Ombudsman passes away". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 20 February 2011. 
  15. ^ Arumugam 1997, pp. 33–34.
  16. ^ "Bishop Deogupillai passes away". TamilNet. 26 April 2003. 
  17. ^ Emmanuel, S. J. (2 May 2003). "Bishop Deogupillai – a man of sturdy faith and courageous leadership". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 
  18. ^ "St. Patrick's College Jaffna Felicitates Alumni Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Luxman David". news.lk. 14 March 2014. 
  19. ^ Sri Kantha, Sachi (24 October 2010). "Remembering Visvanather Dharmalingam". Ilankai Tamil Sangam. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f g "Past Bishops". St Patrick's College, Jaffna Old Boys' Association, Colombo Branch. 
  21. ^ "Pope appoints new bishop in Jaffna, S. Lanka". Vatican Radio. 13 October 2015. 
  22. ^ de Silva, Sunil (13 October 2015). "REV. MONS. JUSTIN GNANAPRAGASAM NEW BISHOP OF JAFFNA". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo. 
  23. ^ "Resignation of the Bishop of Jaffna, appointment of successor". Agenzia Fides. 13 October 2015. 
  24. ^ "Late Deshamanya E. L. B. Hurulle". The Island (Sri Lanka). 17 May 2009. 
  25. ^ "Parliament pays glowing tribute to late Minister E. L. B. Hurulle". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 22 July 2011. 
  26. ^ Arumugam 1997, p. 63.
  27. ^ a b c d Rasaiya, Christy (16 July 2000). "St. Patrick's 150 years old". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  28. ^ Arumugam 1997, pp. 71–72.
  29. ^ "Personalities from the south nurtured in Jaffna". The Island (Sri Lanka). 13 January 2002. 
  30. ^ Arumugam 1997, p. 110.
  31. ^ Arumugam 1997, p. 121.
  32. ^ Selvanayagam, S. S. (15 March 2003). "CJ recalls victimisation of Supreme Court judges". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  33. ^ Malalasekera, Sarath (17 March 2003). "References to four Supreme Court Judges". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 
  34. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 15: Turbulence in any language". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. 
  35. ^ Dwight, Richard (12 October 2010). "‘I come from the land of the Buddha'". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 
  36. ^ Jeyaraj, D. B. S. (January 2000). "Kumar Ponnambalam: Tiger in the Lion's Den" (PDF). Tamil Times. XIX (1): 5–8. ISSN 0266-4488. 
  37. ^ Arumugam 1997, p. 152.
  38. ^ Arumugam 1997, pp. 155–156.
  39. ^ Arumugam 1997, pp. 171–172.
  40. ^ Arumugam 1997, pp. 173–174.
  41. ^ "Who is Rajavarothayam Sampanthan". Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka). 29 June 2008. 
  42. ^ Arumugam 1997, pp. 174–175.
  43. ^ Maniccavasagar, Chelvatamby (29 September 2012). "H A P Sandrasagara's 72nd death anniversary: Master of repartee and retort". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 
  44. ^ Arumugam 1997, p. 201.
  45. ^ "St. Patrick's College, Jaffna 150 years old". The Island (Sri Lanka). 27 July 2000. 
  46. ^ Chandrasekera, Duruthu Edirimuni (7 July 2013). "Alfred Leo Thambiayah: Trailblazer in entrepreneurship". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  47. ^ Arumugam 1997, pp. 222–223.
  48. ^ Arumugam 1997, p. 228.
  49. ^ Arumugam 1997, pp. 238–239.
  50. ^ Arumugam 1997, pp. 241–242.
  51. ^ Arumugam 1997, p. 253.
  52. ^ Krishnapillai, Vimala (14 March 2008). "Siva Yogaswami: sage and mystic of Sri Lanka". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 
  53. ^ "Guru Puja of Yogaswami". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 26 March 2010. 

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