Friday, August 9, 2013

Jaffna College - Reflections on the History of the College 2013

Reflections On The History Of Jaffna College

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4 Responses to Reflections On The History Of Jaffna College

  1. Hopefully these good memories of those good days will prompt a few of us to try to recreate them.

    S.R.H. Hoole - August 6, 2013
    6:43 am
  2. Silan must be congratulated for this paper on Jaffna College helping us to reminisce on Jaffna College. His father the Rev. Kadirgamar was chaplain in the late fifties. his brothers Alagan, Rajan the one time principal and the other who became a priest whose name I cannot remember now, made singular contributions to the society in Jaffna. Alagan was secretary to the central YMCA in Colombo. His reference to S V Balasingham the brilliant teacher of history is very refreshing. Silan has perhaps missed out on the fact that the Morning Star that Lyman Kulathungam was editor of for 42 years was the first English weekly in Sri Lanka. jayahanthan

    S. jayahanthan - August 6, 2013
    5:12 pm
    • The Morning Star was bilingual and may claim to be the first Tamil newspaper or first bilingual newspaper but not the first English newspaper. The Morning Star started in 1841.
      Technically the first newspaper was the Government Gazette, Ceylon, first out in 1802. On the recommendations of the Colebrooke Commission in 1833 other newspapers were started. Then the Colombo Journal was begun by Governor Barnes. The Observer was the first independent newspaper and was begun I believe in 1834.

      Correct-the-Record - August 7, 2013
      11:56 pm
  3. Thank you for this very informative article ! I learnt a lot from this, my grandfather went here many years ago.
    Hopefully we will rise again to even greater heights.

    Dev - August 6, 2013
    5:59 pm

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