St Patrick's College, Jaffna.
Alumni Association, UK.

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MR Santhiapillai Marianayagam CHRISTY (S. M. Christy)


Former teacher St. Patrick’s College, Jaffna, Senior visiting lecturer Vidyodaya University (University of Sri Jayewardenepura) of Sri Lanka, Electrical Engineer Ceylon Electricity Board, Finance and Economic Consultant to the World Bank, Washington DC; Principal Technical & Economic Advisor Government of Bahrain, Principal Technical Advisor Department of Mines & Energy Queensland, Australia; passed away at 7.05 pm on 26th January 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.


Beloved husband of Jeanette Vasanthini, brother of Ratnarose Varapragasam, S. X. Gnanasegeram (dec’d), Joyce Rasaiya, Antonypillai (dec’d), Theophilus (dec’d) and Bridget Rajasooriyer, brother-in-law of A. Varapragasam (dec’d), Chithra Gnanasegeram, Christy Rasaiya, Ranthini (dec’d) & Thangarajah, Joe Aloysius & Lalitha (Canada) and Shanthini & Rudra (France), devoted father of Sahaniya and Tina, father-in-law of Huda and Yogi Aseervatham, precious grandfather to Ayra, dedicated and admired teacher and mentor to many.

Family and friends of Christy respectfully invite to attend his funeral services at the Church of the Twelve Apostles,111 Yallambee Road, Jindalee, Brisbane, Australia on Saturday 4th February 2012 at 11:30 a.m.

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BORN 27-12-1922          DIED 27-01-2012




Address:  389 Walsall Road, B42  2LR                                    

On:  Saturday 4th February 2012

Time: 11.15 a.m.



The Family will be delighted if you can join us for lunch after the service, at


Address: Potters lane, Birmingham  B6 4UU

The Drum is only a 5 minute drive from the crematorium on the same side off the A34, clearly sign posted and has its own car park.

Travel directions to the lunch venue will be available at the crematorium.




Viewing at THOMAS FURBER funeral directors

Address: 122 station road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9LS

(parking available  on side streets)

Friday 3rd February 2012, 2pm till 5pm


Family have requested NO flowers

Any voluntary donations can be made to her favourite charity:  “ JHFC PPA UK”  CHARITY NUMBER 1143309.



Newsletter OCT 2011

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Treasurer's Report 2010

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Mary Ruth Joseph passed away

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Mary Ruth Joseph passed away, yesterday morning in Wellington,

New Zealand.


Loving wife of C R Joseph master (retired staff member St Patrick’s

College, Jaffna, currently in New Zealand)


Loving mother of Shanthi(Aus), Rajanathan(Aus), Jayanthi(SL), Rajmohan

(UK), Rajakulendran(NZ), Sarojini(NZ).


Her son/Daughters-in-laws are:

Nirnalan, Rajathurai, Prathusha, Benita and Thushani


Loving grand mother of Shehan, Suhanya, Niroshini, Priya, Rukshsna,

Deluxshi, Saranya, Shannon and Daniel.


Contact: Rajmohan 00 64 44 780389, email: [email protected]


May her soul rest in peace. Full details to follow soon.

better tomorrow

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Start everyday with a new hope, leave bad memories behind and have faith for a better tomorrow.

Notice: Annual General Meeting 2011/12

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To Download Nomination Papers click HERE

Annual GeneralMeeting of the above Association will be held on Saturday, 9th April 2011 at St Ann’s Church Hall, Kingston Hill, Kingston, Surrey, KT2 7LX  at5.30 P.M.


St Patrick’s DayMass and celebration dinner to follow the meeting.



1.    Opening Prayer.

2.    President’sAddress.

3.    Minutes of thelast AGM.

4.    Matters arisingfrom above and adoption.

5.    Annual Accountsand Treasurer’s Report.

6.    Auditor’s Reportand appointment of auditor.

7.    Secretaries  Report.

8.    Election ofOffice bearers for 2010/2011.



Yours sincerely



J Rajmohan


make it happen!

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Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen!

President's Message @ Xmas Dinner Dance 2010

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Dear members & well wishers,


Once again our Annual Dinner Dance is upon usand it gives me great pleasure to send this is message to all our members,their families and friends.


Like an “echo” around me, I am constantlyhearing people exclaim, “Where did this year go?”  Yes, we are almost at the end of the year andof course any year except a leap year will only have 365 days. Yet, we areamazed how those days had passed by. It is a well known fact that if we arefeeling this way, either we are getting old or we are too busy. Certainly thelatter is true when it comes to the Executive Committee members of ourAssociation. What a year we have had!


First and foremost, we had the rare opportunityof celebrating our present Rector, Fr. Jero Selvanayagam’s Episcopal SilverJubilee with him. It was a real privilege indeed to have him with us.  His visit served a dual purpose. On one handwe were so pleased to have him in our midst to when he celebrated his jubileeand on the other we got the first hand information about the progress and theneeds of the college. We wish him a happy and successful period as Rector ofSt. Patrick’s College and thank him for all his selfless and genuine hard workfor the progress of our college.


Since our last Dinner Dance, we have been busygenerating funds for various causes of our Alma Mater. It is because of yoursupport and generosity; we were able to help the needs of our Alma Mater.  We received several donations from variouswell wishers. I offer my sincere gratitude to all our donors.


My special thanks goes to Dinukshi Ferdinand whotook part in the London Triathlon and raised more than £7000 for our PerpetualFund. She is first person who was not a student of St. Patrick’s, yet wentthrough gruelling physical hardship to raise fund for our association. She is arare breed indeed. Also she is an Australian by nationality but dedicated herheart & sole for our British Alumni Association. I hope she will be aleader for all our future generations.


I would also like to thank Dr & MrsBalachandra who have donated £4500 for the development of a new IT lab. Thismoney along with our contribution has already been remitted to the Collegefund, in Srilankan rupees amounting to Rs 1.2m. Though I am in danger ofmissing out some of our donors, I would like to thank a few other majorcontributors specially Mrs. Miriam Albert who carries on her late husband’sgenerosity by contributing £1300 this year. Other are Prof. Chitramohan &Mr. Jayerajah, both donating £500 each, for the development of the class roomfacilities in the Mathuram Square in memory of our late Rector, Fr. J. A.Mathuranayagam. I also would like to thank our regular donors, Mr. Rex Philipswho donates £500 every year, Mr. L. W. Christian who donated £400 this year& Mr. Rajmohan who donated £185 from his Birthday Celebration. I also wouldlike to thank everyone who helped to fund IDP students at St. Patrick’sCollege, namely Dr. Theresa Joseph & Dr. Vasanthi Sandrasagra, notforgetting Mano & Sagu Manuelpillai who have been helping the IDP studentsat St. Patrick’s College directly.  Onceagain, I like to thank Mr. Ramakrishnan for his continuous support in offeringscholarship for 10 underprivileged and well deserving students. Last but notleast I like to thank all those regular anonymous donors who did not want theirnames mentioned and also those names I have unfortunately forgotten to mention.


The UK Alumni has between February & Octoberthis year remitted to College a total sum of £11,900 towards the IDP studentsfund and for the purchase & installation of 28 new computers. This is inSrilankan rupees equivalent to 2 million rupees. According to Fr. Rector’sreport we are the highest donors among the global Alumni Associations.


It is also with great delight that I can informyou that after having provided such large sums for the needs of our College,our Perpetual Fund too has continued to rise from £63,000 to £115,000 withinthe last 3 years. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Ex comembers and all those involved for their hard work which help us to achievethis target.


Even with all these good news, I unfortunatelyhave some things to moan about. Though our life membership has risen in thepast years, our income through regular membership has dwindled. We really needsome young and new members. I would urge each and every one of you to be partof our Association and through your membership be a part of us and help ourAlma Mater.


Our generation is getting weary, old and tired.We need younger and more vibrant members. Please encourage your children to bepart of us by joining as an associate member. We are also revamping our Web site. Look out for a more interactive andattractive web site which we intend to launch this winter.


Finally, I thank our families and friends forbeing a continuous support. We may not say it frequently but we all know thatwe would not have achieved what we have, without your support / help.


Have an enjoyable evening. I wish you all a veryMerry Christmas & a Happy New Year.




Dr. N. R. Rubakumar


11 December 2010





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Dinukshi – You are an extraordinary lady. We, as Patricians, are deeply indebted to you for your hard work & kindness in raising funds for our Alma Mater, even to the extent of risking your own life. You are a Super Hero. Thank YOU. 


To the world at large, Dinukshi comes across as a bundle of Beauty, Brains & Brawn. She was the best kept secret to many a Patrician, until her Dad Eddie Ranjan Ferdinand proudly introduced his daughter, DINUKSHI FERDINAND, a superhuman Triathlon athlete, to all us Patricians. 


As for the brains, she is an alumnus of the University of Western Australia, having earned the Bachelor of Engineering and worked in responsible capacities at world class organizations such as General Motors, Australian Transport Safety Bureau & High Finance Group. These jobs are traditionally dominated by the males, where the females fear to tread. But Dinukshi defied them all and proved to be a worthy asset to the hierarchy of these institutions. It required more brains than guts to excel in these institutions. 


Dinukshi has earned the respect and recognition of not only the 

Patricians, but also being regarded by everyone as an Ambassador, representing Australia, where she took part in Samsung Melbourne Marathon in 2008, New York Marathon in November 2009 and recently in London Triathlon in  2010, United Kingdom, where she now resides. 


It is redundant for me to recount the dedicated contribution that Dinukshi’s father Eddie has been making to the Patricians on a global scale through the Internet publication entitled the “Intersector”. 


Dinukshi’s paternal grandfather Ferdinand Master, a former teacher par excellence at St. Patrick’s College has helped many families make great in education. My own family members bear testimony to the good work that he has done. Our family has known Dinukshi’s family for over three generations. Helping their fellow human beings is a hall mark of the generation of Ferdinands. 


Participating and completing the demanding & painful “swim across 1.5km, bike 40km, followed by a full 10 km marathon – without a break” is not an easy task by any means. It requires total focus, total dedication, an iron will, enormous staying power and mental toughness to accomplish this Herculean task! Dinukshi came out with flying colours, to the admiration of all her friends and well-wishers. 


Her parents, Dorothy and Eddie & the rest of the family are truly 

blessed. It is said that the good deeds of any wonderful parents gets rewarded in their off-springs. Not only mum & dad but the entire Patrician community are truly proud of Dinukshi. We, the Patricians have adopted YOU Dinukshi as an honorary Patrician forever. 


May the good Lord continue to bless Dinukshi forever, with the best of health, wealth, happiness and peace.  


As you know challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. On 8 August 2010, Dinukshi swam 1.5 km, 40 km bike ride and 10 km run and her official time as follows: 

00:35:55  - 01:41:28 - 00:59:01  Total: 03:25:52