Lyceumers from four branch schools, Nugegoda, Wattala, Panadura, and Gampaha, travelled to Newport Coast California, USA to take part in Sri Lanka vs USA Karate Championship organized by Itosuryu Karatedo USA Branch on 10th December 2019. Lyceum International school secured a total of 9 first places, 9-second places and 11 third places. They competed in Kata, Kumite and Basic Skills performance against students from California Itosukai branches. Karate is fast growing among students of Sri Lanka and at Lyceum it is offered as a co-curricular activity from Grade 2 upwards, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Itosukai branch.
This is definitely the first of many achievements to come for the young Lyceumers. Congratulations to all champions! The following students took part in this championship. Lahan Samarakoon, Samith Bethmage, Rashein Perera, Lahan Brahmana, Vajra Herath and Akith Kithnuka from Lyceum Nugegoda, Inuka Wijesekara, Nehan Welgama, Ramiru Wijegoonawardana and Shenon Lithal from Lyceum Wattala, Lithira Kalubowila, Vidun Welitharage, Linal Abeysekara and Suravi Herath from Lyceum Panadura and Thawru Witharana from Lyceum Gampaha. Sensei.R.J.Alexander, Chief Instructor / Representative Japan Karatedo Itosukai Sri Lanka Branch was the coach of the team.