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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)
Office Bearers of HCPPA Parent Body - Point Pedro - 2013/2014
Natha Vinotham - HCPPA UK - 2014
Inauguration of Hartleyites Sports Club at the School
Nominations form for the 2014 Executive Committee of HCPPA UK
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   :: Hartley College Milestones  
1998 The first ever Hartley College Home Page on the Internet is launched from Ottawa, Canada. 
1995 R. Muhundan wins Scholarship to Australia. Two students win 4 Distinction passes in the A/L. New block, named after the Late Prof. A. Thurairajah, Distinguished Old Boy of the College. .  
1994 Interact Club formed at College. GCE (A/L) Commerce Union publishes the magazine 'Vanika Viyalalan'. R. Muhundan obtains 4 A's coming 1st in the District and 2nd in the Island. Three others got 4 A's.  
1993 J. Jegacelvan obtains 4 A's in the A/L coming 1st in the District and Sixth in the Island in the Commerce stream, Six students obtain 3 A's Mr. P. Balasingam retires and Mr. K. Nadarajah succeeds him as Principal. General Knowledge Quiz team wins Luther Jeyasingam Memorial cup for the 2nd year in succession. Wesley Thevasuthar obtains Distinctions in all the subjects including Eng. Literature at the O/L.  
1992 Special A/L Exam held in April '92. S. Vijayalayan obtains 8 D's in the O/L Exam Dec '92. S. Thayaparan and N. Gananathan obtain 4 A's in the Aug '92 Exam.  
1991 Special A/L Exam held in April '91. P. Anpalahan and B. Manivannan obtained 4 A's and felicitated by the President. Two students obtained 8 D's in the '91 Exam.  
1990 Entire school is shifted back to the old site. Constriction work stalled due to the eruption of war. K. Anadakumar tops at the A/L Exam (1989) scoring 366 marks and win scholarship to Cambridge. O/L and A/L Exams are not held. Rathan Markandan, B. Kannan and K. Sabeasan wins scholarship to Australia.  
1989 Buildings are handed back by the IPKF to the Principal. 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. Work on the 12 million ADB building project starts. V. Nithianandan wins scholarship to Australia. B. Maniyamaran obtained 8 D's in the O/L.  
1988 Fourteen pupils obtain distinctions in all the 8 subjects and thirteen obtain distinctions in 7 subjects in the 1987 GCE (O/L) Examination and in the GCE (A/L) one obtained 4 A's and several obtained 3 A's. All these pupils were given cash prizes by the P.P. A. (Colombo Branch)  
1987 Vallipuram Vasanthan(Capt. Miller) becomes the first ever Black Tiger after attacking the newly created Sri Lankan Army camp in Nelliaddy.

Hartley is made a Core - School under the Cluster System embracing fourteen schools and the Principal is appointed as the Head of the Cluster.

1985 The School is shifted in to a village 3 Km away to Puttalai MV due to the camp of Sri Lankan Armed Forces. Mr. W. N. S. Samuel retires and Mr. P. Balasingam, B. A., becomes the Principal.  
1984 Three students obtain 8 Distinctions in GCE O/L. The Library with 6690 Books and a few class rooms are burnt by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces that occupied the buildings North of the School.  
1983 The Pooranampillai Block is opened. Old boy V. S. Kirubaharan donates for Laboratory Equipment. The Colombo O. B. A. builds up a Sports Fund and starts giving Rs. 5000/- every year for Games. It also gives Cash Prize to pupils doing best at the GCE (O/L) and (A/L) Examination and are good all - rounders. The Principal inaugurates a branch of the Hartley College O. B. A. in London.  
1982 At the 1982 A. L. Exam, three get four Distinction Passes two being twins, Hartley being the only School in the Island to get these results. T. Kugarajah gets the highest aggregate in the Island. V. Sivaraman wins the Gold Medal - The Rockwood Gold Medal for Surgery - University of Colombo.  
1981 K. Ramakrishan tops at the A. L. Exam scoring 360 marks. Three get four Distinction Passes.  
1980 Thamotheram Memorial Laboratory, for which foundation was laid in 1953, is completed and opened. A. Chandrakumar gets four Distinction Passes in the A. L. Exam.  
1979 Four Hartleyites win four Distinction Passes at the A. L. Exam.  
1978 M. Vavanendrakumar four Distinction Passes at the A. L. Exam.  
1976 N. Vasanthanathan becomes School boy Cricketer North.  
1975 Mr. W. N. S. Samuel, B. A., succeeds Mr. P. Ahamparam, who goes away on a Zambian Government Appointment.  
1973 Mr. C. Rajadurai leaves as Chief Education Officer and Mr. P. Ahamparam, B. Sc., succeeds him.  
1972 M. Manoharadas plays against the Australian School Team. He is also selected for the All Ceylon Combined Schools Soccer Team. M. Sreettharan wins 1st Class and 1st Place and Scholarship at the Peradeniya University in Engineering.  
1971 Owing to the Over 55's being retired by the Government Mr. Ratnasabapathy leaves and Mr. C. Rajadurai, B. Sc., who was a successful Principal at Runawella M. M. V., succeeds.  
1970 Six Hartleyites find their places in the Combined Colleges Cricket first Eleven the Captain is a Hartleyite.  
1969 Four Hartleyites are selected for the Jaffna Combined Colleges Cricket first Eleven. Two are selected for the Second Eleven. M. Nadarajasundaram plays in the University Cricket XI.  
1968 21 pupils enter the Engineering Faculty of the University. M. Nadarajasundaram is adjudged the best Cricketer of the North.  
1967 Four Hartleyites finds place in the Jaffna Combined Colleges Cricket Eleven. S. Kamaleswaren shines in the Hop-Step-and-Jump at the Public Schools Meet. Mr. K. Pooranampillai leaves for St. John's College and Mr. S. Ratnasabapathy M. Sc., of Matale Science College, takes over.  
1963 Hartley is adjudged the best Cricket Team of the North and wins Cup.  
1962 G. Balasingham is adjudged the best Cricketer of the North. He wins the Ceylon School best All-round Prize (The President's Cup) and is made the Vice-Captain of the Ceylon Schools Cricket Team that visits Australia. Second and Third Elevens in Cricket started. Hindu Students Union takes shape. K. Dayanithy scores the highest Marks at the University Entrance Examination.  
1957 Science Association begins.  
1954Muruguppillai Navaratnasamy swam the Palk Strait from V.V.T to Point Calimere South India (34 miles) on March 25th (4:00 P.M) - March 26th (7:00 P.M). He was introduced to the Queen of England when she visited Ceylon. 
1953 Centenary celebration is held.  
1952 A. Thurairajah wins the only Science Scholarship award by the University. Inspection report says "Good School." Work is well done and efficiently supervised.  
1950 S. Satkunanathan wins the Dr. Rajah Hewavitarne Memorial Prize for coming First in the S. S. C. Examination in the whole Island. He beats the second by over 100 marks.  
1948 Drama Society starts and English and Tamil Plays put up. Photographic and Films Club begins.  
1947 Historical Association comes up.  
1945 Co-operative Movement begins.  
1944 Pupils appear of the H. S. C. Examination. Prefects System is introduced.  
1943 Mr. K. Pooranampillai, B. A. becomes Principal.  
1938 The Colombo Branch of the College O. B. A. is inaugurated.  
1936 Mr. C. J. Eliezer wins Scholarship to University College.  
1933 Hartley College O. B. A. is inaugurated.  
1930 The Hostel building is put up. Cricket is started.  
1923 The Boy scout movement is started. Hartley becomes Inter-school Soccer Champions of the north.  
1920 A Play Ground is provided and more class-rooms are put up. Particularly good results are obtained at the Cambridge Senior Examination. Hartleyites win Science Scholarships to the University College.  
1919 Pupils appear for the Cambridge Senior Exam.  
1917 Chemistry Lab is completed and six other class-rooms are put up.  
1916 Rev. Marshll Hartley, Secretary of the Methodist Mission for the East visits the school and lays the foundation for a science laboratory. The School is re-named HARTLEY COLLEGE  
1915 Mr. Abraham goes closer home to Driebergs College, Chavakachcheri, and Mr. C. P. Thamotheram becomes principal.  
1912 Mr. E. S. Abraham B. A., becomes the Principal. The school is called "Christ Church School."  
1906 Mr. S. A. Paulpillai, B. A., is appointed Principal, while Mr. Sherrard is Head Master. Mr. Paulpillai passes away and Mr. Kanapathippillai becomes Principal.  
1896 The School is up-graded and allowed to prepare pupils for the Calcutta University Entrance Examination, through Jaffna (Methodist) Central College which is affiliated to the Calcutta University.  
1878 Mr. J. C. T. Sherrard becomes head master under Rev. Napp. Seventh Grade is the highest class and there are only a big hall and two class-rooms. He becomes so popular that the College is known as "Sherrard's School."  
1874 The School is shifted to the present site. In the old site a Girls Boarding School is started by Rev. W. R. Winston - presently known as Methodist Girls' High School.  
1874 Mr. W. M. de Alwis, Sub-Inspector of Schools, reports that "Grades 4 to 6 were up to the mark of the best English Schools in the Peninsula."  
1861 Mr. D. P. Niles, B. A., re-starts it, and puts it on a strong footing, becomes Principal.  
1860 School remains closed for part of the year owing to difficulties.  
1848 The Central Schools Commission recommends grant to the School for its good work. 
1843 "The School is in flourishing condition" - reports Percival .  
1838 Rev. Dr. Peter Percival, Scholar and Educationist, who complied the English Tamil Dictionary and translated the Bible into Tamil found the School with the name "Wesleyan Mission Central School."  
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