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Jaffna Vasavilan College Holds Sports Meet after 20 Years
[Updated :: 2011-03-05 22:20:25 Hours]

Hundreds of girls and boys of J / Vasavilan Central College, Jaffna, on Saturday (05.02.2011) participated in their annual sports meet held in grand scale at the college ground with participation of teachers, parents and invitees.

The event started in the morning saw a great enthusiasm in students and teachers in organizing the meet and participating in it .It was the first time that Vasavilan College had a sports meet in the same premises after twenty years. Students divided into four Houses, Keerthy, Shanthy, Shakthy and Jothy took part in a number of track and field events displaying their skills before their teachers, parents and invited guests.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Brigadier B.C.J.A.F. Rodrigo, Brigadier General Staff of Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna as Chief Guest. Shanthy House won the first place with a score of 380 while Shakthy and Keerthy secured the second and third places respectively. Commander 515 Brigade Brigadier Buvaneka Randeniya gave away the trophy to the wining House.

Classes of this prestigious college were being conducted at Urumpirai since 1990 since LTTE terrorists captured the college and made it one of their strongholds which were used to launch attacks on Security Forces. After Sri Lanka Army liberated the area, Vasavilan College remained within the Palaly High Security Zone. However, with initiative of Commander Security Forces Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, de-mining in and around the premises was expedited and later it was handed over to the Jaffna Education Department on 28th September 2011.

J / Vasavilan Central College is presently functioning as a Navothya school.

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