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Rev. Fr. Genolton Vigintus

B.Ph(Rome),B.Th(Rome)Dip in Coun.Psy.Bursar

Director – St.Joseph’s Boys Hostel,Ilavali

The Board of Trustees and the executive committee members of HUK Charitable Incorporated Alumni Organisation have great pleasure to welcome you as our priest managing St Joseph’s Boys Hostel, Ilavalai.

 We have registered our charity on 18 December 2015 as a charitable incorporated alumni organisation. During the first year our charity has contributed through our Bishop Justin Gnanaparagasam Rupees one lakh to the Jaffna Catholic Diocese for the flood relief in December 2015 and also we contributed Rupees one lakh through Government Agent Jaffna to destitute families in the Valikamam North District in August 2016.

 Our charitable organization has over 42 fully subscribed members who are old Henricians living in UK. We have monthly standing orders ranging from £10 per month to £20 per month from twenty of these members. One of our objectives of our charity is to help St Joseph’s hostel orphans. Last year we donated Rupees one Lakh to Fr. Jesuthasan which he refused to accept.

 Your graceful presence in charge of the Hostel will be a source of inspiration for Henrician staff, orphans and students also to all the OBA’s across the globe.

We look forward to working with you and support your vision.

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Rev. Fr. Godfrey Joel(OMI)

Bph(Rome),B.Th(Rome)Dip jn Edu,M.A.Ed(London)

  Vice Rector  

The Board of Trustees and the executive committee members of HUK Charitable Incorporated Alumni Organisation have great pleasure to welcome you as our Assistant rector of St Henry’s College, Ilavalai.

We have registered our charity on 18 December 2015 as a charitable incorporated alumni organisation. During the first year our charity has contributed to the Jaffna Catholic Diocese for the flood relief in December 2015 and to destitute families in the Valikamam North District in August 2016,and also through Chief Minister for Educational needs and St Joseph Hostel for Christmas expenses. Total funding was Rupees 2.4Lakhs.

Please visit the site Address www.henricianukcio.co.uk where you will see,” what we do”, “Who we are”, Funds, Trustees. By clicking Histroy page on the WEB browser you would be able to see the background of our Charity .

At the meeting held on 2 July 2016 with our past President Mahen Kumar and Fr. Sebanesan we unanimously agreed to the merger proposals submitted by Mahen on the basis of a neutral President, neutral Secretary and neutral Treasurer and he told us that the merger proposals will go through by October 2016. So far Mr. Mahen Kumar haven’t had any agreement to his proposals from Henricians OBA.

Mr Mahen had a meeting with Bishop in December last year and he agreed with Mr. Mahen Kumar for the merger proposals.

Please contact us if you want to discuss any matters pertaining to St. Henry’s College and we are the here to help you. Please note as we are a registered Charity in UK under UK regulation we are not allowed to donate money through unregistered organisations.

Your graceful presence at the college as our vice rector  will be a source of inspiration for Henrician staff and students also to all the OBA’s across the globe.

Date 02/02/2017 Photos very soon


Mr Joe Mariadas  Henrician UK Charity (Trustee & Treasurer)

Visit to the College & Hostel


On 7th February 2017, Joe Mariadas  visited the college and hostel to explore and assess the needs and how our charity could help.

Joe Mariadas met  with Fr. Vigintus and Fr Godfrey and  discussed about the hostel and college children education.
1. What did Fr. Vigintus say about the hostel?

Fr. Vigintus thanked for our donation. which was made in December 2016. He appealed to me that the hostel need the following items for the students.

(i) cupboard with shelves to keep clothes and books for the students.

(ii) number of cupboards 90,each value rupees 6,000.00

(iii)Total value Rupees 540,000.00 (five lakhs and forty thousand)

I told Fr. Vigintus to make the  request in writing to the committee for discussion and approval.

2. How is this funding to be made?

Fr Vigintus asked me to give the funding to the Bishop, because the bishop have made a policy that all funding from abroad should go via the bishop house. This policy is implemented to all funds for parishes and boarding schools.

But I said our charity will fund directly to the hostel in accordance with our charity constitution.

Fr. Vigintus will decide how to receive fund.

3. Any other request made by Fr. Vigintus?

Fr Vigintus said he got financial difficulties and managing with limited resources. He is hoping to get more funds from other OBA’s.

4. Did you met the new vice Rector?

Yes, I have explained in detail why we have started a new charity organization and the reason why we split from the OBA.

I told vice rector that I am still a member of OBA and a committee member for the past 3 years. I raised the dispute with the president few occasions

We kept an open mind and wanted a wider participation of all Henricians in the UK. But the OBA did not want to accommodate our request and wanted to carry on with selected individuals in the OBA without consulting other Henricians. This undemocratic way resulted in starting a new charity.

5. How we progress in the future with the vice rector?

I told him that we will cooperate and provide all help he needs. I assured him that our charity will help the college and students. Fr Godfrey was very happy and  he told me that he will look in to the issues and need more time to understand the dispute. But he wants all Henricians to work together. I have agreed to work together.

6. Have you visited Valikamam north regional villages? is there any improvement? Have you visited Vanni?

I have been to Mathagal ,Sillali and Pandatheruppu. I have noticed improvement in their lives but did not have time to spend with the local people. However when I was in Ilavalai people are concerned about the status of the cemetery. I have been to Vanni and noticed the scars still remains of the war.

Our charity will provide any help needed to the college and hostel according to our aim and objectives.

Thank you for your time


Mr Bernard Alphonsus Past President (2009 to 2012) Henrician UK OBA

Mr Bernard Alphonsus is an extraordinary, accomplished individual and one of the founder member of St. Henrys OBA UK. During his presidency between 2009 to 2012, he engineered and master minded the process of setting up the standing orders among loyal Henrician members. He was successful in collecting monthly standing orders from several members and was able to send funds on a quarterly basis for the maintenance of St Joseph’s Hostel children. He put the interest of the college and students first in his leadership and organised many social gatherings in the UK for fund raising activities. He became very successful and a popular president among the OBA.
Unfortunately his presidential term was suddenly ended in August 2012, due to illegal activity such as accepting late submission of nomination forms. Few Henricians didn’t want Bernard to be the president to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the HUK in October 2012. At the AGM Bernard was not elected as president and Joe Phillips took over. Joe Phillips didn’t know about the late nomination when AGM was held. Joe came to know what had happened in 2013 and he wrote an email to Bernard and Mahen apologising for what had happened.

At the SGM on 31st January 2016, Camillus made a public apology for the unconstitutional actions taken at the AGM held on August 2012 and Camillus promised to write a Public Apology Letter to Bernard.

Bernard Alphonsus was one of the best past president Henrician UK OBA ever had. His presidential service enlightened the life of the hostel students in most difficult time, when the final war took place in 2009. Henrician UK Charity is very proud to say that Bernard is one of the most powerful, prominent, and financially successful past president.

We wish and need his continuous support  to the alma mater as he did in the past.

Speeding fine sentences are getting tougher: Here’s what it means for you (UK news)

Last Updated: 30/01/2017
Speeding fines are going to get a lot tougher from this April onwards, so here’s all you need to know about the change in sentencing and how it’ll affect you if you’re caught.
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From April 24th this year, speeding fines are set to dramatically rise in an attempt to deter motorists from driving dangerously.
Following on from tougher punishments on drivers who use mobile phones while driving, magistrates will now punish drivers according to harsher guidelines if they’re caught above the limit.
Here’s all you need to know about the change in speeding fine sentences and how it will affect you if you’re caught.
What’s changed?

As part of the changes, magistrates are now being instructed to be much tougher on those who commit the most serious speeding offences.
The new fine structure is ranked into three alphabetically categorised bands, with the least severe being Band A, while the most severe is Band C.
Band C fines are reserved for speeders who commit serious offences, and Band C fines carry an absolute minimum fine of 150 per cent of the offender’s weekly income.
What exactly is a ‘serious’ offence?
It depends on the speed limit, but it’s understood to be an offence where the driver is driving excessively faster than the posted speed limit. In a 30mph zone, that means travelling 51mph or above, while in a 70mph you’d need to be travelling at least 101mph for a Band C fine.
For a full breakdown of the speed limits and the different fine bands, refer to the information from the Sentencing Council for England and Wales in the image below:

How much do I have to pay if I’m caught?
Given that the fines are calculated according to how much the offender earns, it varies. Band A fines start from 50 per cent of an offender’s weekly income, while Band B fines start from 100 per cent. The most severe Band C fines have a minimum penalty of 150 per cent of the driver’s weekly income.
So, as an example, if you earn £25,000 a year then the absolute minimum that a Band C fine will cost you is £720.
This will increase or decrease depending on what your salary is, but magistrates are instructed to cap fines at a maximum of £1,000 or £2,500 if the driver happens to be caught excessively speeding on the motorway.
As a result, anyone earning more than approximately £47,000 probably won’t have to pay more than the maximum, leading some to claim that the sentencing changes will disproportionately punish drivers on lower incomes.
Is there any wiggle room in how much I’m fined?
Yes there is, but it works both ways. A magistrate can decrease your fine due to mitigating factors, but on the other hand they can choose to increase it based on other factors.
For example, a magistrate could choose to charge a driver more than the mandatory amount if they display a history of previous driving convictions, or if they’ve been caught speeding while on bail.
On the other hand, mitigating circumstances like a clean criminal record or proof that the driver was in a genuine emergency will be taken into account, and the magistrates could choose to be much more lenient.
Magistrates could also in certain circumstances choose to reduce the fine if the defendant is seen to be cooperating with the authorities or pleading guilty to the offence.
Are fines the only punishments speeders can get?

Depending on the severity of the offence, a magistrate could also choose to discipline drivers in other ways as well as fining them. Speeding drivers could be disqualified from driving either temporarily or permanently, while they can also choose to add points to your driving licence.
However, for less severe offences drivers with clean licences can still opt to attend a speed awareness course in order to avoid penalty points.

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பிரித்தானிய நாட்டில் வாகனம் ஓட்டும்போது ஓட்டுனர்கள் செல்போன் பயன்படுத்தினால் £200 அபராதம் விதிக்கப்படும் புதிய சட்டம் நேற்று முதல் அமலாகியுள்ளதாக தகவல்கள் வெளியாகியுள்ளன.
வாகனங்கள் ஓட்டும்போது செல்போன்கள் பயன்படுத்துவதால் விபத்துக்கள் மற்றும் உயிரிழப்புக்கள் அதிகரித்து வருகின்றன.
இதனை தீவிரமாக கட்டுப்படுத்தும் வகையில், செல்போன் பயன்படுத்தி கொண்டு வாகனம் ஓட்டும் ஓட்டுனர்களுக்கு £200 (37,174 இலங்கை ரூபாய்) அபராதம் விதிக்கப்படும்’ என்ற புதிய கட்டுப்பாடு சில மாதங்களுக்கு முன்னர் அறிவிக்கப்பட்டது.
இதனை தொடர்ந்து இந்த புதிய சட்டங்கள் நேற்று (மார்ச் 1) முதல் நாடு முழுவதும் அமலுக்கு வந்துள்ளது.
வாகனம் ஓட்டும்போது செல்போனில் பேசுவது, குறுஞ்செய்திகளை அனுப்புவது உள்ளிட்ட குற்றங்களுக்கு ஏற்கனவே 3 புள்ளிகள் வழங்கப்பட்டன.
ஆனால் தற்போது இதுபோன்ற குற்றங்களில் ஈடுப்படும் ஓட்டுனர்களுக்கு 6 புள்ளிகள் வழங்குவதுடன் அவர்களுக்கு £200 அபராதம் விதிக்கப்படும்.
எனினும், புதிய சட்டம் அறிமுகமான முதல் நாளிலேயே சில ஓட்டுனர்கள் செல்போன்களை பயன்படுத்திக்கொண்டு வாகனங்களை இயக்குவது பரிசோதனையில் கண்டுபிடிக்கப்பட்டது.
இந்த ஓட்டுனர்களுக்கு அபராதம் தொகை விதித்ததுடன் பொலிசார் கடும் எச்சரிக்கையும் விடுத்துள்ளனர்.
இதுகுறித்து போக்குவரத்து பொலிஸ் அதிகாரியான Alex Steeles(39) என்பவர் பேசியபோது, ‘சட்டம் அறிமுகமான முதல் நாளிலேயே மான்செஸ்டர் நகரில் வாகனம் ஓட்டிக்கொண்டு செல்போன் பயன்படுத்திய பெண் ஓட்டுனர் ஒருவருக்கு அபராதம் விதிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.
குற்றம் தொடர்பான புள்ளிகளும் அபராத தொகையும் அதிகரித்துள்ளது ஓட்டுனர்கள் மத்தியில் அதிருப்தியை ஏற்படுத்தியுள்ளது.
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