St Patrick’s College Principals & Rectors

Patrick Foy Esq. 1st Principal - College founded firstly as Jaffna Catholic English School 1850 - 1858
Rev. Bro. John Joseph Brown OMI Renamed Jaffna Boys Seminary 1859 - 1861 Date of Death - 29 March 1885
Rev. Bro. Patrick Joseph Conway OMI 1862 - 1870 Date of Death - 22 February 1870
Rev. Bro. Michael A. Murphy OMI 1870 Date of Death - 19 January 1887
Rev. Bro. ( Fr.) Patrick O Flanagan OMI 1870 - 1874 ---
T.W. Mc Mahan Esq 1874 - 1875
Rev. Fr. Patrick O Flanagan OMI 1875 - 1880 Date of Death - 28 January 1889
Rev. Bro. (Fr.) J.A.R. Smyth(e) OMI 1st Rector of the (now) College. Opened on 10 January 1881 1880 - 1883 Date of Death - 4 May 1888
Rev. Fr. Charles H. Lytton OMI 1883 - 1885 Date of Death - 3 December 1924
Rev. Fr. Jules Collin OMI 1885 - 1888 ---
Rev. Fr. M. Dubreuil OMI 1888 - 1889 Date of Death - 25 November 1912
Rev. Fr. Patrick Dunne OMI 1889 - 1901 Date of Death - 17 October 1922
Rev. Fr. Jules Collin OMI 1901 - 1902 Date of Death - 9 August 1927
Rev. Fr. Charles A. Beaud OMI 1902 - 1905 Date of Death - 28 December 1931
Rev. Fr. Charles S. Matthews OMI 1905 - 1921 ---
Rev. Fr. John A. Guyomar OMI
Consecrated as Bishop of Jaffna on 16 January 1924 1921 - 1924 Date of Death - 27 February 1956
Rev. Fr. Charles S. Matthews OMI 1924 - 1936 Date of Death - 1 November 1969
Rev. Fr. Timothy M.F. Long OMI 1936 - 1954 Date of Death - 30 April 1961
Rev. Fr. S.N. Arulnesan OMI 1954 - 1960 Date of Death - 3 February 2006
Rev. Fr. P.J. Jeevaratnam OMI 1960 - 1966 Date of Death - 14 March 1985
Rev. Fr. T.A.J. Mathuranayagam 1966 - 1976 Date of Death - 27 July 2010
Rev. Fr. John A. Francis OMI 1976 - 1979 Date of Death - 29 January 2002
Rev. Fr. G.A. Michael (Francis) Joseph 1979 - 1992 Date of Death - Not Known
Rev. Fr. Alphonsus I. Bernard 1992 - 2002
Rev. Fr. Dr. Justin Gnanapragasam Consecrated as Bishop of Jaffna on 28 November 2015 2002 - 2007
Rev. Fr. Jero Selvanayagam 2008 - 2018
Rev. Fr. Anton P.Thirumahan 2018 - Current