The clash between two of the country’s oldest educational institutions will get underway when Jaffna Central College and St. John’s College will face off on the 10th, 11th and 12th of March 2016 at the Central grounds in Jaffna.
The 110th “Battle of the North” a fiercely contested encounter between the two schools will attract all eyes in the Northern peninsular and diaspora around the world.
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History of the Encounter
With the first Battle of the North encounter being worked off in 1904, Central College took major honours and won the inaugural game while it took St. John’s College 4 years to clinch the title for the first time.
Jaffna Central College, which is the oldest educational institution in Sri Lanka, founded in 1814, holds rich traditions and culture, which were derived from the time of the British. Following the Central, S. John’s College was founded a few years later as a London Missionary School in 1823. With a fusion of culture and a history of over 100 years it only adds to the glamour, prestige and significance to this 110 year-old clash.