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Sri Jayawardenapura MV and St. John’s Jaffna revive historic match

The cricket fixture between Sri Jayawardenapura Vidyalaya (formerly Christian College) Kotte and St. John’s College in Jaffna which was a looked-forward-to annual event in the 1950s will be revived this month bringing new rays of hope in bridging the people living in the North and South

Ceylontoday, 2011-12-18 15:40:00

Sri Jayawardenapura MV and St. John’s Jaffna revive historic match

The cricket fixture between Sri Jayawardenapura Vidyalaya (formerly Christian College) Kotte and St. John’s College in Jaffna which was a looked-forward-to annual event in the 1950s will be revived this month bringing new rays of hope in bridging the people living in the North and South.

Accordingly, the comeback match will be played at Sri Jayawardenapura ground on December 19 and 20 opening a new chapter in the country’s sports history.


The Church Missionary Society (CMS) which arrived in Ceylon in 1818, played a pioneering role in promoting English education in Sri Lanka. In 1822 they started the ‘Cotta Institute’, which is today known as Sri Jayawardenapura Vidyalaya (Christian College) Kotte.


Just a year later in 1823 they started St. John’s College in Jaffna.


In the 1950s, these two schools played an annual cricket encounter, which was a much awaited event.  But later bonds between the two schools widened largely due to the 30-year civil war and the takeover of the school by the government.


The SJP Old Boys Association has decided to offer a Challenge Trophy in the name of Jaffna-born K. S. Ananthan - a distinguished old boy of SJP and an outstanding national long-distance runner who is now domiciled in Canada.  


The St. John’s Jaffna team will be led by J. Adrian while Isuru Kariyawasama will lead the Kotte Sri Jayawardenapura team.

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