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Athletics: International Schools Championship from February 15 to 17

11 February 2019 - 53   - 0

The International Schools' Athletics Championship (ISAC) is scheduled to be held from February 15 to 17 at the Sugathadasa Stadium. 

There will be around 1500 athletes from 21 reputed International Schools and 350 technical officials, officiating at the event. 

A large gathering of over 15,000 spectators including students, parents and past pupils is expected to attend the competition. 

Mrs. Rohini Alles, the Managing Director of the Gateway Group will be the Chief Guest at the Opening Ceremony which will be held at 8.00am on Saturday February 16 while Sri Lanka's cricketing legend, Kumar Sangakkara will grace the closing ceremony as the Chief Guest on Sunday (February 17) at 3.00pm. 

Ms. Premila Paulraj, Regional Director - Asia, Pearson PlC and Ms. Shea Wickramasingha, Group Managing Director at CBt Group will be Guests of Honour for the Closing Ceremony. 

The International Schools' Athletics Meet which commenced in the year 2001 has presently established itself as the flagship sporting event in the International Schools' calendar. 

ISAC 2019 has special significance for Gateway College who pioneered this meet, as this is the tenth time the school is hosting this gigantic event. 

The ISAC held a press conference at the SSC Colombo where Dr. Harsha Alles, Chairman of ISAC 2019 and the Chairman of the Gateway Group said, "Over the years, ISAC has become an important event that not only breeds talented 'athletes but also showcases junior athletes of international repute. There is no doubt that the event is of national significance. Since the inaugural competition, the standard of Athletics among International Schools has gradually advanced to an extent where several athletes have now reached national and international levels, providing much required competition at the highest levels. Athletes of the caliber of She linda Jansen, Sadeepa Henderson, Sachini Divyanjalee and Kavindu Bandara are a few such examples, he said. 

The Principal Sponsors of the event are Pearson Edexcel and Ceylon Biscuits. 

The participating schools: Asian International School, Alethea International School, Belvoir College International, The British School in Colombo, Colombo International School, Colombo, Colombo International School, Kandy, Elizabeth Moir International School, Gateway College, Colombo, Gateway College, Kandy, Leeds International School, Lyceum International School, Nugegoda, Lyceum International School, Panadura, Lyceum International School, Ratnapura, lyceum International School, Wattala, OKl lnternational School, The Overseas School of Colombo, Regent International College, Royal Institute, Colombo, Stafford International School, St. Nicholas International College, Wycherley International School.

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