” Spectacle Donation Camp” Jointly with JCC OBA.( Jan 2020)

Technical Training Program held at Jaffna Central College

  • The seminar for Advance Level Technology stream students of JCC was held on the 18th and 19th of June 2019.
  • Another seminar was held on the 20th of June for Ordinary Level drop out students known as the 13batch students by the education ministry.
  • The inauguration ceremony was held successfully.
  • The Principal, Vice Principal, sectional heads, subject teachers, Jaffna regional office staff of David Pieris Motor Company, Technical Training Centre Staff of DPMC, Jaffna Service dealers of DPMC, Colombo OBA members, Jaffna OBA members participated in the inaugural ceremony.
  • The title of this training program is Automobile Technology.
  • 65 Technology stream A/L students participated in this training program.
  • 15 O/L students participated in the 3rd day seminar
  • The 65 students were given a t-shirt each by DPMC
  • Meals and refreshments were provided for 2 days by DPMC
  • The Technical staff of DPMC conducted the seminar
  • The instructor of the seminar V.Jeganesan was a JCC old boy and is also a member of the Colombo OBA
  • 4 boxes of training spare parts were handed over to the principal of JCC permanently for students training purposes by DPMC training Centre
  • A two wheeler chassis frame and a complete engine was given to the school by the DPMC service dealer Morris Motors
  •  The 3-day workshop was completed successfully.
  • The program we have planned for these students after the training program is (Future Action Plan):
  • We have decided to conduct additional classes for these students on the weekends, conducted by the same instructor
  • Preparing students for the exam
  • Providing job opportunities
  • All the expenses for the 3-day training program was sponsored by David Pieris Motor Company .
  • Mr. V. Jeganesan is the one who spoke to David Pieris Motor Company and arranged everything and got the sponsorship for the three day training program. 

Sponsored Items

  • 65 T-shirts     –   38000\=
  • 12 Gift packs – 9000\=
  • Meals and refreshments for all the students   – 56000\=
  • Providing an instructor 3 Days –  Free  N/V
  • New vehicle displays and flags  –  20000\=
  • Training materials – 4 boxes – from DPMC TTC- 50000\=
  • Training materials – from DPMC service dealer  – 55000\-=
  • 5 boxesof training materials to be sent to JCC by the end of this month – 75000\=
  • Expenses for the DOMC staff who participated in this program10 Staff –  Free  N/A
  • Program Coordinator – Mr. R. Ranjithkumar ( COBA )

Instructor – Mr. V. Jeganesan ( COBA )

1st Observer –  Mr. Aboo ( COBA )

2nd Observer – Mr. Justin ( COBA )

Consultant and Advisor – Mr. S.S. Sivakumar ( COBA )

  • The request to conduct the training program was sent by the principal of JCC to the Ex-Co members of COBA through Mr. R. Ranjithkumar

         V. Jeganesan

It’s a proud moment that our Jaffna Central old boy & son of our Alma Mater Dr Gnanakanthan’s achievement as a doctor Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Dr Gnanakanthan was a one of the team of doctors in a Sri Lankan first successful heart transplant in Kandy Teaching Hospital.

 It’s not only a proud moment for our Jaffna Central College and Tamils around the world. It’s a proud moment for all Sri Lankans. Dr Gnanakanthan passed his O/L with 8 D’s in 1985 and A/L with 2A B C and aggregate wise first in Jaffna entered to Colombo Medical Faculty in merit in 1988.  He is not only a bright student of Jaffna Central but he has done many more activates when he was at the college, he was the senior prefect in 1987/1988.


Lanka’s first ever heart transplant: Eight hours of marathon surgery


Sri Lanka’s first-ever heart transplant was performed on Friday night at the Kandy Teaching Hospital, launching the country’s urgently-needed Heart and Lung Transplantation Programme.
A 40-year-old woman who was in the throes of end-stage heart failure was the pioneer to be transplanted with a heart from a 29-year-old man who was declared brain-dead after an accident, the Sunday Times learns.

The setting up of the Sri Lanka Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation at the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka in November 2015

The heart transplant which was begun at around 7 on Friday night was concluded around 3 yesterday morning. The patient (heart recipient) is in the Intensive Care Unit of the Kandy Teaching Hospital.
This eight-hour marathon heart surgery saw a powerful team of more than 20 consultants, both Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Anaesthetists, from six hospitals across the country, along with 30 junior doctors, perfusionists and nursing staff rally around the trailblazing banner held by the Kandy Teaching Hospital’s Director, Dr. Saman Ratnayake.

The other teams came from the Welisara Chest Hospital; the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children in Colombo; the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Specialised Children’s Hospital in Peradeniya; the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital; and the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital. The heart transplant was carried out in coordination with internationally-acclaimed British transplant expert and Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Prof. Stephen C. Clark, the Director of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Each and every potential recipient will be evaluated by a panel of experts from the Freeman Hospital after which there will follow a donor-recipient matching process, it is understood.
Following this first heart transplant, moves are underway to establish a multi-organ transplantation centre at the Kandy Teaching Hospital, it is understood, with Senior Transplant Surgeon P.K. Harischandra launching a liver transplant programme shortly.

Prof. Stephen C. Clark

The Sunday Times understands that other organs of the brain-dead donor such as the liver and the kidneys were also harvested on Friday, in addition to the heart, for those in dire need of these organs.
Sources said heart failure in patients, requiring heart transplantation, comes in the wake of untreated congenital heart disease, ischaemic cardiomyopathy and rheumatic heart disease. Ischaemic heart disease is on the rise in the country with an increasing incidence of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease and risk factors such as hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, high cholesterol and smoking.

In November 2015, Prof. Clark was in Sri Lanka to facilitate the formation of the Sri Lanka Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation under the aegis of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka. (The Sunday Times exclusively reported the establishment of the society titled ‘World standard heart and lung transplants here’ on November 29, 2015, while also publishing a profile of Prof. Clark.)
Sri Lanka’s national Heart and Lung Transplantation Programme of international standing is to seek international recognition through the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).

Thank you Sunday Times LK

The inauguration events of the 200th College day celebrations of the Jaffna Central College, the first college to be established in the Northern Province, commenced yesterday, Saturday (01.08.2015), under the hegemony of the Principal of the College Mr. S.K.Ezhilventhan. At the outset, a special worship was held at the Jaffna Methodist Church.

Following the worship, events moved to Romaine Cook Hall, of the college. An old boy and an Olympian Dr.Nagalingam Edirveerasingam participated as the Chief Guest. The statue of the founder and a former principal, Rev. James Lynch


was garlanded by Dr.N.Edirveerasingam. Founder’s day oration was delivered by retired Librarian, K.Manivasagar. Several people participated in this event including the Deputy Principal, Vice Principals, students, Teachers, parents, members of the School Development Society, and old boys.

The Colombo OBA has celebrated its Centenary Celebrations (1913 – 2013) in a grand way at the Global Towers Hotel, Colombo 06 on 26thJanuary 2014. This function was graced by Mr.K.KanagIswaran P.C. as the Chief Guest and Mr.K.Thayaparan, retired high ranking Administrator of Sri Lankan Government, as the Guest of Honour. The function started at 7.00 p.m. with the traditional lighting of lamp. The President of the Colombo OBA Mr. Vernon Fernando in his welcome speech commended the role played by the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour during their period as the Presidents of the Colombo OBA and the achievements by them in their career. Then it was the Chief Guest, who in his address outlined the achievements of the Colombo OBA for the last hundred years. This was followed by the addressby the Guest of Honour, who enlightened the importance of the Scholarship Scheme introduced by the Colombo OBA and the benefits reaped by the students who have been awarded this scholarship.

This was followed by the launching of web site for the Colombo OBA with the domain name https://www.jccobacolombo.com  with the assistance of Mr.T.T.Mayuran, our Colombo OBA Ex – Co member. The intension of this official web site is to update the news of the school activities and that of Colombo OBA.

The speeches continued. It was our collegePrincipal’s time. In his speech, the Principal reasoned out the main causes for the reduction in new admissions from other districts. According to him, the schools in other districts too are with adequate facilities nowadays to cater good education to their students and this reduced the needs for the outstation students to join the established schools in Jaffna.

Other speakers were M/s K.Manickavasagar – former Librarian, L.N.Balaratnarajah – President St. John’s OBA Colombo Branch, V.Ganesh – a distinguished old boy of Central who is working as CEO, Nawaloka Group of Companies and Mr.K.Balakrishnan – the former President of UK OB&GA.

The function was highlighted by the presentation of a Memento to Mr.K.Manickawasagar by the Chief Guest Mr.K.KanagIsvaran for his dedicated services as Librarian of our college and member of both Jaffna and Colombo OBAs. It should be mentioned here that he was a key member in determining the date of founding of our school.
The Colombo OBA invited many special invitees for this function. Another important feature in the occasion was the presence of ten university students from different universities, who were invited as special invitees by the Colombo OBA. Mr.K.Jeyabalasingam, one of the Vice Presidents of the Colombo OBA was instrumental for this invitation. Mas.Vijeeth, an engineering student of the Peradeniya campus, made a speech at the request of the Colombo OBA.
The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by the Secretary of the Colombo OBA,Mr.R.Ranjithkumar. Mr.S.S.Sivakumar was the compere who done it in his inimitable style and added value to the function. A souvenir was released to mark the occasion. This was followed by an entertainment by Murugesu Music Group with full of fun and frolic. The celebration ended with a sumptuous dinner.

Source: K.Mahendranathan