We are deeply saddened to inform that our beloved English teacher Mr Alex Thambirajah has passed away on 24th March 2017. He was a well known teacher of St John’s college; worked under five principals – Mr.K.P,Mr.CEA,Mr,TG Mr.EST & Mr.NST respectively. He is the 4th & the last child of Mr & Mrs Thambirah. He had his early education at Jaffna Central College and secondry education at St.John’s College. He graduated from the university of Peradeniya with rare combination of subjects ie: Western History, Geography & Economics. He then appointed as a teacher at SJC by Mr. A. W. Rajasegram (former Principal of SJC). He rejected the Vice Principal post offered by Mr. T.G. He was also the Peto house “House Master”, hostel master and English union Master in charge. He served the school for more than three years with the salary of Rs: 100. During his early periods he was a very active member of the teachers Guild. He was an all Ceylon badminton player and College Badminton coach. He was the Lake House sports correspondent for the northern region of Sri Lanka in sixties and seventies. He was honoured as one of the best teachers in the province by department of education. By Birth he was an Anglican Cristian after marriage he joined in Pentecostal religion. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, the 29th at 8am at the Ceylon Pentecostal Mission Hall, Kandy Road, Chundikuli, Jaffna, Sri Lanka