Colours Awarding Ceremony of the University of Peradeniya (UoP) for 2017 & 2018 was held on February 1, at the UoP Gymnasium, under the patronage of UoP Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Upul B. Dissanayake. Colours and Certificates for various Sports were awarded to 583 undergraduates . Addressing the gathering the VC emphasized the benefits of Sports for the students during their undergraduate career. He further stressed that Sports will immensely help to build Self-confidence and Self-esteem, Leadership, Teamwork, Social Skills, Discipline, Brainpower etc. Deputy VC Prof S.H.P.P. Karunaratne, Physical Education Director M.D. Palitha Kumara, Deans of Faculties, Acting Registrar, and Academic & Non-academic staff members attended the ceremony.