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"