Monthly Archives: October 1974

06 October 1974 – Establishment of the University of Jaffna

The University of Jaffna was declared opened by Mrs Bandaranaike at 2.25pm on 06th October 1974 at the Parameshwara College which had been founded by Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan in 1921. The new University provided the Northern Province with a seat of learning that has grown in strength and size over the years.