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Gateway Colleges Rajagiriya and Dehiwala shine at the Colombo Model United Nations 2018

Monday, 26th of March 2018

After three days of intense debate, the spotlight turned to the students of Gateway College, Rajagiriya and Dehiwala at the the 24th session of the esteemed Colombo Model United Nations conference Gateway College delegates emerged victorious once again, receiving numerous awards in every single committee at COMUN 2018. It is noteworthy that this is not the first occasion during which the delegates from Gateway outshone them all. Professionalism, diplomacy and talent were prime among the characteristics that these students portrayed at the Colombo Model United Nationals 2018. Their efforts for engaginginternational foreign policy were rewarded by their rise as an unbreakable, unwavering force of diplomatic strength.

Prashen Fernando and Asjad Arshad secured best delegate awards in the International Court of Justice and United Nations Assembly on Drugs and Crime respective ly.Randesh Wi ckrama, KumalUdamulla, Abdul Basith Nawshard, TharidhuPeries and Philip Surendran secured Higher Commendation awards at the Futuristic and Economic Social Council, the United Nations Assembly on Drugs and Crime, General Assembly 4, General Assembly 4 and General A s s e m b l y 3 r e s p e c t i v e l y. DeveenHarischandra, KavinHasantha Gunasekara, Ashreff Ahmed Mohamed Nazar, ImaadMuwahid, Shaheen Abdul Gani and Malin Kaushika received Honorary Mention awards at the Security Council, International Court of Justice, the United Nations Assembly on Drugs and Crime, General Assembly 4, General assembly 3 and again General Assembly 3 respectively.In the General Assembly 3, SidhanthaWedanayake received a Best Foreign Policy Statement Award, while Amir FawazAshraff secured a Best Novice Delegate award.

F u r t h e r m o r e, i n t h e I C J, PrashenFernando secured the Best Crisis Delegate award, whileAsjad Arshad and TharidhuPeries claimed the Best Delegation, representing the Russian Federation.The continuous support of the staff and alumni of Gateway College has played a major role in the confidence, knowledge and ultimate success of the delegates, paving the way for them to receive such outstanding honours – and the multiple applauds portray the success that the MUN experience has brought about for the students of Gateway. Their experience and the commitment have helped the students of Gateway to speak and assimilate knowledge on

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