Over 1,500 athletes for ISAC Meet

Tuesday, 20th of February 2018

The 18th annual International Schools Athletic Championships (ISAC) 2018 organised by Lyceum International School Nugegoda will be worked off from February 23 to 25 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex in Diyagama. The event will be sponsored by Pearson Education under the brands Pearson, Edexcel for the third successive year. In addition, Wijeya Newspapers (Pvt) Limited will be the main print and web media sponsor of the event.

These details were revealed by Palitha Jayathilake, Director General ISAC during a media conference held at the Lyceum International School in Nugegoda yesterday. The principal sponsorship package was handed over to Mrs.Grero Chairperson of ISAC 2018 and Coordinating Principal Lyceum International Schools.

Ms.Premila Paulraj Regional Director Asia - Pearson Education The main print and web media sponsorship package was handed over to Dr. Azfa Rafeeq Deputy Chairperson of Lyceum Nugegoda by Sujith Pathirannehe, Assistant General Manager Brand and Promotions Over 1,500 athletes from 23 International Schools will compete in a total of 106 events for both Boys’ and Girls’ in five age group categories, namely Under-12, Under-14, Under-16, Under-18 and Under-20. A number of outstanding athletes have emerged from this meet and this year also the organizers expect tough competition from the athletes.

The entire cost for the meet is estimated at approximately Rs. 7 million including cost for the venues, transport, food and accommodation and for the opening and closing ceremonies. The meet commenced in 2001 and was the brainchild of the founder, late R. I. T. Alles of Gateway College.

By Susil Premalal 

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