Parameshwara College, Jaffna is one of the oldest Hindu Schools in Sri Lanka. It was founded by Sir Ponnampalam Ramanathan in 1921. His idea was to make the school a University, at the start of the school classes for London Matriculation & Cambridge Exams were offered. This school was built on of land with room for expansion, later a Sivan Temple was built on the school compound for prayers. In 1974 the school was taken over by the Government and made the University of Jaffna Jaffna.