In the Inter-University Foot Ball tournament -2017 held at the Vincent Dias Stadium in Badulla, the University of Jaffna edged out University of Peredeniya by 1: 0 in the Final. Incidentally this is the 13th time University of Jaffna has won this trophe.
Out of the 19 times this tourney had been conducted the University of Jaffna had won it during the years 1979,1980, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017. It was the first runner up in the years 2010 and 2015 and the second runner up in the years 1977,1982,2004 and 2014. Thus it has the distinction of reaching at least up to Quarterfinals in all the 19 championship held so far.
In the Semifinal it beat the strong Moratuwa University team by 4:1 in the tie breaker after holding it to a goal less draw at match end.