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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS (ISAC) 2018 - LYCEUMERS STEAL THE SHOW YET AGAIN AT ISAC WITH 53 GOLD MEDALS

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International Schools Athletic Championship 2018 was held on 23rd, 24th and 25th February 2018 at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Homagama . The International Schools Athletic Championships (ISAC), which commenced in 2001 was the brainchild of the Founder, late Mr. R. I. T. Allas of Gateway College, has now established itself as the biggest national flagship sporting event in the school calendar of The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL). This year’s ISAC has special significance for Lyceum International School, Nugegoda as this was the 9th time that we took over the organization of such a challenging meet. Around 1500 athletes from the International Schools mentioned above, competed in 106 events for both boys and girls. Also major props have to be given to the organizing committee for all their hard work and contribution towards this event. Initially it was planned to have the event take place in Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo. But because the stadium was under construction, the venue had to be changed to Diyagama Mahinda Rajapakse stadium. Despite all these hardships, the organizing committee, under the guidance of Mrs.Kumari Grero Chairperson of The International Schools Sri Lanka and ISAC 2018 did all the planning and managed to make this year’s ISAC a memorable experience for all the participants. Professor Mohan De Silva, the Chairman of the University Grants Commission graced this year’s ISAC by participating as the chief guest. One of the changes which was done at this year’s ISAC was not choosing a champion at the end of the event. Instead, medals were given for the winners of each event and there were winners from almost every school at the end. But the most outstanding performances were recorded from Lyceum International School, Wattala. Athletes from Lyceum international School, Wattala was able to conquer 93 medals altogether including 39 gold medals, 33 silver medals and 21 bronze medals at the end of the event and stood out at the best performers. The second best performers of the event were from Gateway College, Colombo as they were able acquire 65 medals including 22 gold medals, 18 silver medals and 25 bronze medals. Lyceum International School, Nugegoda has won 54 medals which includes 19 gold medals, 17 silver medals and 18 bronze medals while Lyceum International School, Panadura was able to score 17 medals with 5 gold medals, 1 silver medals and 11 bronze medals. Athletes of Lyceum International School, Ratnapura showed their colors by claiming 14 medals altogether with 7 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 5 bronze medals. Conducting this prestigious event on such grand scale would’ve been impossible without the contribution of valued sponsors. This year’s ISAC was sponsored by several esteemed organizations of which, Pearson Edexcel under brands Pearson, Edexcel, BTECH and PTE served as the Principal Sponsor of the ISAC 2018 and Next Click Events also took Co-Sponsorship. McDonald's Sri Lanka and Imperial College of Business Studies also joined as Special Sponsors. Wijeya Newspapers Limited contributed as the Main Print and Web Media Sponsor and China Lanka Education as the Gold Medal Sponsor. Also a number of reputed brand names such as TISSL- The International Schools of Sri Lanka, Brandix Lanka Private Limited, Lyceum Careers, Assetline, Glitz, Hatton National Bank Kohuwela, Nestle Lanka PLC and Barclays Computer (Pvt) Ltd served as sponsors and supported this event as well.

Challenge Trophies of ISAC 2018

Wycherley International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 12 Girls Champion : Shenali Bastian - (Lyceum International School, Wattala) - 30 Points 

OKI International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 12 Boys Champion: Dunitha Pothupitiya - (Lyceum International School, Ratnapura) - 30 Points

St. Nicholas International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 12 Overall Champion School: Lyceum International School, Wattala - - 74 Points

Leeds International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 14 Girls Champion Kenari Gamage - (Lyceum International School, Wattala) - 26 Points

Leighton Park International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 14 Boys Champion: Venura De Alwis - (Gateway College Colombo) - 26 Points

The British School in Colombo Challenge Trophy - For the Under 14 Overall Champion School Lyceum International School , Wattala - 114 Points

Nalangi Perera Memorial Challenge Trophy - For the Under 16 Girls Champion: Dulyana Suludagoda - (Lyceum International School , Nugegoda) - 24 Points 

Belvoir International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 16 Boys Champion: Navin Perera - (Lyceum International School Wattala) - 30 Points

Colombo International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 16 Overall Champion School: Lyceum International School , Wattala - 166 Points

Leighton Park International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 18 Girls Champion: Sadeepa Henderson (Gateway College - Colombo) - 28 Points

Lyceum International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 18 Boys Champion: Kavindu Bandara - (Lyceum International School, Nugegoda) - 20 Points Lahiru Krishan - (Lyceum International School ,Wattala) - 20 Points Ginura Gunarathne - (Lyceum International School, Nugegoda) - 20 Points Dimuthu Lakshan Perera - (Lyceum International School, Wattala) - 20 Points

Seaford International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 18 Overall Champion School : Gateway College , Colombo - (Gateway College , Colombo) - 176 Points 

Regent International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 20 Girls Champion Randi Cooray (Gateway College, Colombo) - 30 Points Sharmila Jan - 30 Points 

Elizabeth Moir School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 20 Boys Champion Mohomed Aroos - (Lyceum International School, Nugegoda) - 28 Points Udesh Ranasinghe (Gateway College , Colombo) - 28 Points

Alethea International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 20 Overall Champion School Lyceum International School , Wattala - 280 Points

Cambridge Challenge Trophy - For the Overall Relay Champions Lyceum International School , Wattala - 150 Points