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JPAA Canada donates over Million Rupees to Alma Mater – SJC & SPC

Posted on 04 October 2017 by admin

NEWS RELEASE No: 2017-1001






Toronto, Canada – October 1, 2017.

The Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada (JPAA Canada) was formed in 1984, and prides itself as the first Sri Lankan Schools Alumni Association to be formed in Canada. JPAA Canada is also the only joint association in the world for the Joes & Peterites. It is headquartered in Toronto. Next year the association reaches its 35th year of serving the alumni of the two Catholic Schools – St. Joseph’s College & St. Peter’s College.

Download pdf version JPAA NEWS RELEASE 2017

Donations to the two schools

Over the years, JPAA has donated funds to the two schools for infrastructure work that is needed to maintain old buildings or to build new structures. The donations have been regular and has helped the two schools defray expenses for these projects. It goes on record that the largest donation made to the two schools was this year (2017).

  • A sum of CAN $5,713.20 was sent in August to Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel – Rector, St. Joseph’s College for the reovation of the College Chapel that is close to 90-years old. On March 19, 1929, the foundation stone for the College Chapel was laid by the Arcbishop of Colombo. The College Chapel is a fitting memorial to Rev. Fr. Maurice Legoc – 4th Rector of SJC. According to Fr. Travis Gabriel, the renovation of the college chapel is his #1 priority project;


  • A sum of CAN $5,713.20 was sent in August to Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin – Rector, St. Peter’s College towards expenses related to the construction of a new Rugby Pavilion. The foundation stone was laid in August and expected completion date is September 2018. The proposed Rugby Pavilion will be state-of-the-art and plans to house visiting teams and have a multitude of uses. Fr. Trevor Martin considers this as his #1 priority project.

JPAA Canada was formed primarily to create a forum for the Josephian and Peterite alumni domiciled in Canada. Once this was done, the next major objective was to assist the two alma mater on an ongoing basis. We are proud to record that this has been achieved without reservation. We pledge our continued support and assistance from Canada to the two schools that is amply demonstrated by our mission and vision!




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St. Peter’s College complete another remarkable year in Tennis

Posted on 26 December 2013 by admin

SPC-LOGO SITEBy: Dinith Pathiraja, SPC Coach

St. Peter’s college, Colombo 4 had another extremely successful year in 2013 continuing their golden era in the sport of tennis which the College has been enjoying in the recent past. Since the sport recommenced at St. Peter’s College in January 1998, it has been an unparalleled success story in this sport for the Peterites.

St. Peter’s College won the All Island Inter-schools Tennis Championship’s overall trophy for the 6th time in 7 years, regaining it after they had lost it in 2012, after winning it for 5 consecutive years from 2007-11. Thus in the recent Inter-school tennis history, St. Peter’s have won it 7 times in 9 years. This is a great achievement considering the tough competition which is prevalent in the schools tennis. This domination of one sport by one school has not been seen in any sport in the recent past because of the depth of competition among the schools in sports. This year the overall trophy was decided over 3 age groups, namely the Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 championships.

The main architects behind this success are Rector Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel who has always been there for the tennis team of St. Peter’s and Sports Coordinator Rev. Fr. Lakmin Silva. The quiet but effective work of their Master-in-charge Bernard Jesuthasan, supported by the assistant coaches P. Thizant and Delwar Hossain, the Peterites were fortunate to retain the schools’ tennis crown.

Their long-standing coach Dinith Pathiraja is the main architect of this success. He has been at St. Peter’s College since the inauguration of their tennis programme, in January 1998. And for the past 16 years, his vision, commitment and dedication towards improving tennis in every age category is exemplary. By producing so many National champions, winners of age categories, Sri Lanka players and performers at the international level, he has shown that he has got the right formula and system working for him. St. Peter’s College owes much to their long-serving coach for the overwhelming success of Peterite tennis. (RSS)


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