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Significant Dates in the History of Hartley College
HCPPA (UK) AGM & Dinner Dance - 2014
HCPPA of Canada/USA AGM 2014 Nomination Form
HCPPA of Canada/USA Annual General Meeting - 2014
HCPPA of Canada/USA - Executive Committee - 2013-14
Annual Picnic of HCPPA Canada & USA - 2014
Fundraising For Land Adjoining Hostel Entrance by HCPPA Canada & USA
Ceremonial Opening of IAN KARAN HOSTEL (Hartley College Hostel Project)
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Mrs. Kathiravetpillay Sellamma
Mrs. Mathura Kanaganathan
Mr. Kanapathipillai Velumailum
Mr. Rajaratnam Saparethnam
Mr. Somasuntharam Senathirajah
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   :: Milestones of Hartley College  
 
Milestones of Hartley College can be viewed below.

 2014 Mr. N. Theivendrarajah went as the Assistant Secretary to the Northern Provincial Ministry of Education and Mr. Tharmalingam Muhunthan succeeded him as the principal.
 2014 IAN KARAN HOSTEL (Hartley College Hostel Project) was ceremonially opened on March 01, 2014 by Mr. Ian K. Karan, Senator a.D. (Hamburg) and Mrs. Barbara Karan.
 2013 175th Anniversary of the school was celebrated in July 2013 at the School. 175th Anniversary Commemoration Stamp of Hartley College was officially released on July 04, 2013 at the school. 175th Anniversary Magazine (Hartleyin Suvadukal) was also released. The new Canteen (sponsored by HCPPA UK Branch), Computer Unit (sponsored by HCPPA Canada & USA Branch), and open study stone benched centre were inaugurated.
 2013 A basketball court was constructed by China Corporation and the School Community. Extentions of Library, Assembly hall stage-II, Cycle Park were all constructed by ENRep. A computer reference section in the library was sponsored by HCPPA Canada/USA to mark the 25th anniversary of the branch.
 2012 Balagobalan Kabilan secured third place in the national level G.C.E. (A/L) exam, mathematics stream and was felicitated by the President. Hartley college was ranked 4th in the mathematics stream Island wide. Cadet corps won the 1st place in the 20th Battalion Cadet Corps Assesment. A group song secured 1st place in national level Tamil Day Competition.

Inner road was constructed and under the Governor's fund and was declared open for usage. Urinals and toilets were constructed by IFRC. Canteen construction was done by HCPPA UK branch. A water tank was built by UNICEF. An adjoining land between the Point Pedro District Magistrate court and the school was purchased with the funding of SDS and HCPPA. A small cycle park was constructed by DCB.

 2011 Kanagasabai Mahinthan was selected in the national level Olympiad competition in mathematics and won the merit certificate at the Asian level held in Bali- Indonesia. Vamathevan Jeyaprasanna won 1st place in the national level Nutritional Week essay competition. Thanabalasingham Gohulan secured the first place in G.C.E. (O/L, English Medium) exam in district level. Hartley was placed in the best schools list in G.C.E. (O/L) Performance Island wide by the Department of Examination.

New hostel building construction was inaugurated by former German senator and past pupil of Hartley Mr. Ian Kiru Karan. Hartley College Past Pupils Association Vanni branch was formed. 40 brand new computers were donated by HCPPA Canada/USA branch. An adjoining land worth SLR 6 hundred thousand was purchased for the school by the Global trust.

 2010 Balagopalan Gohulan secured the 3rd place at national level in G.C.E. (A/L) in the Bio stream. Vadivesvaran Hariharan won the gold medal and colours award in the Under-21 discuss throw (36.9 m) and Thurailingam Balakumar won the silver medal and colours award in Under-19 pole vault (3.60 m) at the national level. Jeyarajah Kapilananth won the board prize in the Under-15 all Island Schools Chess tournament. N. Thinesh, a cadet sergeant of the college was felicitated by the President at the national level Cadet Corps Assessment. The sports spot was built in the grounds by Swiss Development Corporation.
 2009 A.C. John Niraj secured second place in the G.C.E. (A/L) mathematics stream at the National Level and was felicitated by the President. He participated in the Asian level Mathematics Olympiad Competition held in Taiwan. 14 students went to Engineering Faculty and 4 to the Medical Faculty. Vadivesvaran Hariharan won gold medal and colours award in the National Level competitions in Discuss Throw Under-19) with a distance of 42.67 m. A folk song and a group song in Tamil Day Competitions won the 1st place in national level. Assembly hall Stage-I foundation was laid by the NECORD.

Commemoration of the students who died under tragic circumstance during an educational excursion in 1999 was organized by the A/L 2000 batch past pupils. Scholarships were awarded in memory of the departed. A blood donation campaign was organized on that day and participation by the blood donors has been placed as a national level record.

 2008 Vadivesvaran Harikaran won the Colours Award (41.60 m) at the national level in discuss throw. One of the school's art teachers, Mr. T. Jeyatheeban won the first place at the national level Art Competition.
 2007 Group song in Tamil won the first place in the National Level Tamil Day competition. Vimalanathan Rajeevan was placed third in the Mathematics stream in G.C.E. (A/L) exam. Vadivesvaran Harikaran secured 2nd place in Under-17 discuss throw by clearing a distance of 47.29 m at the National Level Competitions. L-Block stage-II, new Principal's office, staff room were all constructed by SDC. Geometry competition sponsored by Mr. M. Thiruneelakandan was started among Grade 10 & 11 students.
 2006 A field study centre was built by the Ministry of Education.
 2006 Mr. N. Theivendrarajah B.Sc. took over as the principal of the school.
 2005 A computer lab was donated by HCPPA NSW branch. Library and G.C.E. (O/L) block were completed by GTZ.
 2005 Mr. V. Pathmanathan and Mr. N. Gunaseelan retired and Mr. M. Rajeskanthan, Senior Sectional Head looked after the administration of Hartley College.
 2003 Mr. M. Sripathy went as the Assistant Director of Education at the Zonal Education Office, Vadamaradchy and Mr. V. Pathmanathan became the principal. A computer lab was constructed under SEMP project.
 2002 At the joint meeting of the world wide branches of Hartley College Past Pupils Association namely Point Pedro, Colombo, U.K, Canada & U.S.A, New South Wales (Australia) and Victoria (Australia), held on 28th July 2002 in Colombo. Decision was made to establish a Trust called "Hartley College PPA Trust" in order to coordinate the school redevelopment. The legal registration of the Trust was eventually completed in December 2003.
 2001 Thurairajah block Stage-II was completed and declared open.
 2000 Mr. M. Sripathy became the principal. Activity room was constructed and boundary lines were defined.
 1999 In an unfortunate incident during an educational excursion in Point Pedro see lives of four students, S. Sivothaman, B. Piratheepan, P. Kantharvan, and S. Ravishankar were lost on November 17.
 1999 Mr. P. Venugopalavanithasan went as the Zonal Director of Education and Mr. N. Gunaseelan started looking after the administration of Hartley College.
 1998 The first ever website on Hartley College, the Hartley College Global Website was launched from Ottawa, Canada.
 1997 Mr. P. Venugopalavanithasan became the principal of the college.
 1995 Thurairajah Block Stage-I was opened.
 1994 Interact club was formed at the college. G.C.E. (A/L) union social held after a lapse of 12 years. G.C.E. (A/L) commerce union published the magazine "Vanikaviyalalan". 22 Students went to Engineering Faculty. R. Muhunthan got 4 A's and was ranked 2nd in National level in the Mathematics stream. He was awarded a scholarship in Australia.
 1993 J. Jegachelvan obtained 4 A's and secured the 1st place in district and 6th in the Island in commerce stream.
 1993 Principal, Mr. P. Balasingam retired and Mr. K. Nadarajah became the principal.
 1992 25 Students went to the Engineering Faculty. T. Thayaparan got 4 A's and was granted a scholarship in Australia in Engineering.
 1991 Special G.C.E. (A/L) exams were held in April. P. Anbalagan and B. Manivannan obtained 4 A's and were felicitated by the Hon. President.
 1990 Entire school was shifted back to the original site from Puttalai. K. Ananthakumar topped the G.C.E. (A/L) exam for 1989 with 366 marks. G.C.E. (A/L) and (O/L) exams were not held in 1990.
 1989 29 students were selected for Engineering Faculty and 10 for Medical Faculty. S. Poobalan got 3 A; B in Medicine and P. Varakunan got 4 A's in Engineering. Both were granted scholarships in Australia.
 1989 Issue of a Stamp and First-Day Cover to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the College. Celebration in Colombo and Pt. Pedro held on 5th June.
 1989 Buildings occupied by Indian Peace Keeping Forces (IPKF) were handed back to the Principal.
 1988 14 students obtained distinction in all eight G.C.E. (O/L) subjects, while 13 obtained 7 distinctions. N. Nithyanandan got 4 A's in G.C.E. (A/L) commerce stream and won a scholarship to Australia. 17 Students qualified for Engineering Faculty.
 1987 Hartley was made a core school under the cluster system embracing 14 schools and the Principal was appointed as the head of the cluster. The Hon. Minister of Education Ranil Wickremasinghe visited the school on 31st August. S. Sabesan got 3A B in G.C.E. (A/L) and won a scholarship to Australia to do medicine. B. Kannan got 4A's and got another scholarship. 17 students were selected for the Engineering Faculty.
 1986 Rathan Markandan Subramaniyam got 3A, B in G.C.E. (A/L) and won a scholarship to Australia to do medicine.
 1985 Mr. W.N.S. Samuel retired and Mr. P. Balasingam, B.A. became the principal.
 1984 The college library with 6690 books and few classrooms were burnt down. The school was shifted to Puttalai (a village 3 KM's away). Puttalai Maha Vidyalayam was kind enough to share her buildings with Hartleyites.
 1983 Pooranampillai Block was opened. The principal inaugurated the HCPPA London Branch.
 1982 3 students got 4 distinctions in G.C.E. (A/L), 2 being twins. Hartley was the only school in the whole island to get such results. T. Kugarajah got the highest aggregate in the island. V. Sivaraman won the gold medal for surgery in University of Colombo. S. Manoharan won the first place in Shot-put (41'3") in Departmental meet.
 1981 K. Ramakrishnan topped the G.C.E. (A/L) with 360 marks. 4 students got 4 distinction passes and 14 students went to Engineering Faculty. S. Kathirchelvan was placed no.2 in High Jump (5'5"), Long Jump (19'5") and Javelin (145') in Public Schools meet.
 1980 Thamotheram Memorial Laboratory was completed and opened. A. Chandrakumar got 4 distinction passes in G.C.E. (A/L). 14 students qualified for Engineering Faculty
 1979 4 Hartleyites obtained 4 Distinction passes in G.C.E. (A/L) examination
 1978 M. Buvanendrakumar obtained 4 Distinction passes in G.C.E. (A/L) examination.
 1976 M. Vasanthanathan became the School Boy Cricketer of North.
 1975 Mr. W.N.S. Samuel succeeded Mr. Ahamparam who went away on a Zambian Government appointment.
 1973 Mr. C. Rajadurai went as the Chief Education Officer and Mr. P. Ahamparam B.Sc. succeeded him as the principal.
 1972 M. Manohardas played against the Australians Schools Team. He also was selected for the All Ceylon Combined Schools Soccer team. M. Sritharan won the 1st class and 1st place and was awarded a scholarship at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Ceylon Peradeniya Campus.
 1971 Mr. S. Ratnasabapathy retired and Mr. C. Rajadurai B.Sc. succeeded him as the principal.
 1970 6 Hartleyites found their places in the Combined Colleges Cricket 1st XI.
 1969 4 Hartleyites were selected for Jaffna Combined Cricket team. 2 were selected for the 2nd XI.
 1968 21 students entered the Engineering Faculty of the University of Ceylon.
 1967 Mr. Pooranampillai left for St.John's College and Mr. S. Ratnasabapathy succeeded him as the principal.
 1967 4 Hartleyites found places in Jaffna Combined Cricket Team.
 1964 Mr. M. Nadarajasuntharam was adjudged best cricketer.
 1963 Hartley was adjudged as the Best Cricket Team of North.
 1961 
1962 
G. Balasingam, a student, was adjudged as the best cricketer of the North. He won Ceylon schools best all-rounder prize and was made the vice-captain of the Ceylon Schools Cricket team's tour of Australia. 2nd & 3rd XI Cricket teams were started. K.Dhayanithi scored the highest marks at the university entrance examination.
 1957 Science Association was inaugurated. Grade 11&12 Literary Association started. Year-end dinner started.
 1953 Centenary celebrations were held
 1952 A. Thurairajah won the only science scholarship to be awarded by the university.
 1950 S. Satkunaratnam won the Dr. Rajah Hewavitarana memorial prize for emerging first in the S.S.C. (Senior School Certificate) examination held island wise. Singhalese became an additional subject to be taught.
 1948 Dramatic Society started. English and Tamil plays were staged. Photographic and Film clubs began.
 1947 Historical Association was started.
 1945 Co-operative movement started.
 1944 Students appeared for the H.S.C. (Higher School Certificate) examination. The Prefect System was introduced.
 1943 Mr. K. Pooranampillai, B.A. became the principal.
 1938 The Colombo branch of the Old Boys' Association (O.B.A) was inaugurated.
 1936 Mr. C.J. Eliezer won scholarships to University College.
 1933 Hartley College Old Boys' Association was inaugurated.
 1930 The hostel building was put up. Cricket was introduced to the college.
 1923 The Boys Scout Movement was started. Hartley became the inter-school soccer champions in the North.
 1920 A playground was provided and more class rooms were put up. Particularly good results were obtained at Cambridge Examination. Hartleyites won science scholarships to the University College.
 1919 Students appeared for Cambridge Senior Examination.
 1917 Chemistry Laboratory was completed and also six other classrooms were put up.
 1916 Rev. Marshal Hartley, secretary of the Methodist Mission for the East visited the school and laid the foundation for a science laboratory. The school was renamed "Hartley College".
 1915 Mr. Abraham went to Drieberg College at Chavakacheri closer to his home and Mr. C.P. Thamotheram succeeded as the principal.
 1912 Mr.E.S. Abraham, B.A. became the principal. The school was called "Christ Church School".
 1906 Mr. S. Paulpillai, B.A. was appointed as the principal, while Mr. Sherrad was the Head Master. Mr. Paulpillai passed away and Mr. Kanapathipillai became the principal.
 1896 The school was upgraded and allowed to prepare students for Culcutta University Entrance Examination through Jaffna (Methodist) central college which was affiliated with the Calcutta University.
 1878 Mr. J.C.T. Sherrad became the Head Master under Rev. Napp. Seventh grade was the highest class and there were only a big hall and two classrooms. He became so popular and the college became to be known as "Sherrad's School".
 1875 The school was shifted to the present site. In the old site a Girl's boarding school was started my Rev. W.B. Wilson, presently known as Methodist Girls' High School.
 1874 Mr. W.M.M. De Alwis, sub-inspector of schools reported that "Grade 4 and 6 were up to the mark of the best English schools in the peninsula".
 1861 Mr. D.P. Niles, B.A. re-opened it and put it on a strong footing and became the principal.
 1860 The school remained closed for part of the year owing to some difficulties.
 1848 The central school commission recommended grant to the school for its good work.
 1838 Hartley College was founded by Rev. Dr. Peter Percival, a scholar cum educationist, who compiled the English/Tamil dictionary and also translated Bible into Tamil. The school was originally named "Wesleyan Mission Central School".
 
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