SLIIT, the nation’s largest degree awarding institute celebrated and recognised Student athletes for their impressive achievements at the annual Colours Awards ceremony 2017/2018 held recently. The gala event, organised with great pageantry took place at the SLIIT Main Auditorium in Malabe. The ceremony was held under the auspices of Chief Guest Kishu Gomes-Award Winning Celebrity/ CEO; Guest-of-Honour, Dilantha Malagamuwa - First Non - Japanese Asian to competein the Japan Top Level Super Formula;Dr. Lalith Liyanage- Chief Executive officer of Lanka logistics & technologies, together with Prof. Lalith Gamage - Vice Chancellor/President and CEO of SLIIT; Prof. Lakshman Rathnayake- Chancellor/ Chairman of SLIIT, SLIIT Board members, senior management, staff, students, parents and wellwishers.
Providing to be an extremely successful year in the sporting arena for SLIIT, 311 Coloursmen and women representing 14 sports received awards. Commenting on the ceremony Prof. Lalith Gamage, Vice Chancellor, SLIIT said, “It was a wonderful evening recognising the success and achievements of our talented sporting students. The dedication hard work and perseverance shown by so many to reach the highest levels in sport was clear for all to see. As we focus on sports and education, the aligned commitment, drive, passion and enthusiasm continues to define the university experience at SLIIT.” For 2017, SLIIT produced 155 Colour Winners, representing 11 sports. Ruvini Kannangara, member of the Sri Lanka national Table tennis team was awarded Most Outstanding Sportswoman for the 03rd consecutive year.
Pawan Gamage, a member of the Sri Lanka national basketball team received the Most Outstanding Sportsman and Best All-Round student for Sports. SLIIT awarded 156 Colour Winners representing 13 sports for 2018. Once again, Pawan Gamage receivedthe Most Outstanding Sportsman title, for the second consecutive year. TharindhieAllesCaptain of the Basketball and Vice-Captain of the Netball team,received Colours for excelling at Basketball, Netball and Track & Field. Tharindhie was adjudged as the Best All-Round student for Sports 2018.