Pannikkar-Thanabalasingham Memorial Shield

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Date(s) - 30/04/2016
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Lakshman Kadrigarmer Institute


The English Debate for the “Panikkar–Thanabalasingham Memorial Shield” in memory of two senior teachers who excelled in teaching science and encouraging English at Ananda.

As of late, Colombo and Jaffna have been re-connecting. For the past 5 years, the Jaffna and Colombo communities have been tied in a ceremonial bond through a celebrated cricket tournament between Ananda College Colombo and Jaffna Hindu College under the rubric “Sivagurunathan Memorial Challenge.” This is a unique encounter between the two beacons of Hindu and Buddhist educational institutions in Sri Lanka. What Ananda means for the Sinhalese-Buddhists, JHC means for the Tamil-Hindus. The union between the two schools can be dubbed as a most futuristic attempt towards positive change.