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who pilots the affairs of Hartley College is a science graduate (BSc) from the University of Peradeniya.

In 1985 he obtained his science degree and in 1994 he completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Colombo.

In 2002, he got a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Management from the National Institute of Education and Master in Education from the University of Jaffna in 2003.

In 1986, he got his appointment as a graduate teacher at Warakapola and in 1999 he was promoted to Sri Lanka Educational Administrative Service. Further, he was appointed as principal of Hartley College on 5.12.2005. Prior to this he functioned as Director of Education attached to the Department of Education , Dehiowita.

In fact, Theivendrarajah is a remarkable personality who discharged his responsibilities with distinction. He is constantly pragmatic and practical in his approach to the problems of the college and willing to seek out and accept solutions wherever they could be found. He always puts his heart and soul into the activities of the students and identify himself with them.

Further, two students namely Vimalanathan Rajeevan and Sri Sothinathan Nimalan have done extremely well in the GCE (A/L) 2007 in the maths stream and bio stream.

In fact, Rajeevan has come first in the All Island through Tamil medium and third in all mediums taken together. Even Nimalan has achieved excellent results in the Jaffna district in the bio stream. Theivendrarajah is a highly disciplined individual who translates thoughts and intentions into action, every minute into valuable moments. Indeed, he should be highly commended for piloting the affairs of Hartley College with unsurpassed distinction and unsullied honour.

Besides all these, the Hartley College Past Pupils Association (Colombo branch) main objects met and discussed about necessary requirements for the advancement of social welfare as may be conducive to the interior and well-being of past and present pupils of the college, to make all efforts which may be necessary to ensure that students leaving Hartley after their education, pursue their higher education in universities in Sri Lanka or abroad and to secure suitable employment, to honour past pupils who reach distinguished status, academic/professional excellence.


Further, the College provides scholarships and funds for various purposes. It has school development fund, sports fund, Vairamuttu memorial fund, S. S. Somasundaram memorial fund, S. C. Rasaratnam memorial fund, K. Ganeshalingam foundation fund, Prof. Thurairajah memorial scholarship fund, K. Pooranampillai memorial scholarship fund, T. Kangadaran memorial cricket fund, Nesamani Mahesan memorial fund, Rajaratnam Family Foundation (Ceylon) Ltd.

Even gold medals are presented to all students who obtain 3As at the Advanced Level examination. In fact, the college had its ups and downs due to the conditions that prevailed and the difficulties and problems encountered. However overcoming these problems and progress achieved in the spheres of education and sports from its inception is purely due to the dedicated services which the principals, students, parents, past pupils’ associations both local and abroad.

Finally, let the light, the Christian Missionaries lit 170 years ago continue to shine in every way despite the ongoing war in the North and the East.

May this light-house of knowledge Hartley College, steer many more thousands of students to success and fame in their lives in the years ahead.

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