College Crest and Flag
Our college crest and colours were introduced in 1901 by Mr. Romaine Cooke,
Vice Principal (1901-1917). On the lower arc of the crest was inscribed in Latin
the motto "In Gloriam Dei Optimi maximi" meaning unto the glory of god, the best
and the highest. On the crest are the two emblems, a key, symbolizing the college
as an instrument that unlocks those leading to knowledge, and the YAZL a musical
instrument denoting the historic YAZL associated with the founding of the city of
Jaffna. The golden orb of the rising sun on the crest symbolizes the light of
learning that radiates from the school.
"Central's Flag must never be lowered"