Sayanthan .. It was the missions together with Navalar who setup this revolution. Mission started it first but then they had their own hidden agenda too( Father Percival was little exception http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Percival) central, st.johns, hartly .. u name itSo Navalar is one of the architects, the number of christian schools in Jaffna contributed a lot to Jaffna's civilisation and educational roots so did Navalar single handedly pretty much!
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JK, Yes you are correct ..It was a race between Navalar, Missionaries and the Government at that time to establish state schools that contributed to the Educational boom at that time. Navalar was the catalyst.