Below is a photograph taken at the YMCA building in Chundikuli, Jaffna. An electronic mail is circulating around the globe among the Jaffna residents present and past, to locate the identities of the gentlemen on this photo.
Photo originated from an old boy of St.Johns College, Jaffna [cid:14B7F54700484618B836EAA596174949@HudsonSolomons)
Standing: Not known
Seated: (L-R) Messrs:Veerasingam, E.J. Jeyarajah, C. E Anandarajan, Seelan Kathirgamar, Tommy Abraham
(names corrected after the information from MC Francis)
Does anyone know when the Jaffna YMCA building was built at the corner of Kandy road and Kachcheri Nallur Road? YMCA building is a well-known land mark of Chundikuli to date. The same building was also used as a makeshift Library when our dear old public library was burnt down.
June 3 2014
Here are a few answers for the unknown names on the photo:
The details were given by M C Francis (see comments section for the details)
Y Building: The foundation stone was laid By Hon D S Senanayake on 26th Jan 52 Completed and opened on Dec 29th 62. the person next to Anandarajan is probably Seelan Kathirkamar and not Rajan and the next is Tommy Abraham
(This is a community post to keep the memory of Jaffna alive for the future generation-ST)