Lyceum International School News

Press Conference and Press Release of the Annual Cricket Encounter for the Nikitha Grero Challenge Trophy

Press Conference of the 2nd Battle of Lyceumers for the Nikitha Grero Challenge Trophy.

The limited over cricket encounter 2017 between Lyceum International School Nugegoda and Lyceum International School Panadura for Nikitha Grero Challenge Trophy , hosted by Lyceum International School Panadura this year, will be held on 1st of July 2017 at De Soysa Stadium Moratuwa. This big match was initiated by Mr. Nikitha Grero last year to ensure that Lyceumers too get the experience of a big match.

Lyceum Panadura team became the champions of the Battle of the Lyceumers during the 2016 inaugural encounter by chasing the winning score of 92 runs in just 11.5 overs for 5 wickets defeating Lyceum Nugegoda team’s score of 91 for all-out in 29 overs.

This year the Nugegoda team will be lead by versatile Master Dewmin De Alwis under the guidance of Head coach Mr. Lal Senarathna and MIC Mr. Pathum Madhushanka while the Panadura team will be spearheaded by the flamboyant Master Nesanda Weerasekara and the supervision of Head Coach Mr.Kapila Mahinda and MIC Mr.Rumesh Wickramasinghe.

Both teams received the opportunity of playing for the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Tournament almost one year back and have faired well since. Lyceum Nugegoda U 15 Cricketers became Division 3 Champions while Lyceum Panadura reached the Quarter Finals and Pre Quarter Finals in Division 3 in the U 13 and and Under 17 categories respectively. In addition to this both teams have performed remarkably well in all age groups of the Inter International Schools Cricket Tournament.

2017 NGC Trophy Cricket encounter will be sponsored by several esteemed organizations; Uncle Sam’s will serve as the Main Sponsor. Next Click Studio and PLANET EDUCATION - Aus Study Gateway have taken Co-Sponsorship. – Sri Lanka’s newest Job search portal and Sign – Tech Advertising joined as the Special Sponsors of Nikitha Grero Challenge Trophy 2017.

Both teams are expected bring in their A game for this encounter as per the prediction of cricketing pundits and we can expect an electrifying and carnival atmosphere on that day!

Pix by Next Click Studio : Official Photographers Nikitha Grero Challenge Trophy 2017.


Lyceum International School, Nugegoda
At The Sri Lankan Festival for the Performing Arts.
AFFILIATED TO, The British & International Federation
of Festivals for Music, Dance & Speech UK

260 students from Grades 4 to 8 participated in The Sri Lankan Festival for the Performing Arts 2017
AFFILIATED TO The British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance & Speech UK in the category of groups verse speaking. We are proud to say that every group was awarded gold medals for Honours achievement

The Grade 4 students shared modern poetry written by children’s Laureate 2007, Michael Rosen; fairy tale rewrites in verse and a tale of witches with modern insights. All three performances secured Gold Medal Awards. The Michael Rosen performance was adjudged ‘All Island Winners’ in their age group.

Students of Grade 5 also presented a range of modern poetry including the works of children’s Laureate 2011-2013, Julia Donaldson, Bible stories and also the works of America’s world renowned poet and writer Maya Angelou – All 3 groups obtained Gold medal accreditation. The Maya Angelou performance was adjudged
‘All Island Winner’ in their category.

Students of Grade 6 presented a very colourful presentation from the works of the American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist – Dr.Seuss. Another group presented a perennial penned by Roald Dahl and a humorous rendition of ‘Noah’s Ark’ by Roger McGough. All these groups too were Gold medal winners while ‘Noah’s Ark’ was judged the ‘All Island Best’ in their category.

Bible stories in verse were the choice of the Grade 7’s together with Rap Poetry penned by the British writer, dub poet and Rastafarian – Benjamin Zephaniah. Once again all groups were awarded Golds and the story of the Good Samaritan was the ‘All Island Winner’ in their category.

The grade 8’s presented an interesting range of ‘food for thought’ in verse on topical subjects like the downside of technology and the urgent need for environmental protection – another group presented the story of ‘Macbeth’ in a very bold and dramatic performance. All participants were Gold winners. The ‘Technology’ poem was selected for the ‘All Island Championship’.

A few among the all island winners were invited to participate for the overall championship – where Grade 7’s were judged the ‘Best Group Performance Island Wide’ and Grade 6’s were double champs to sin the ‘Best Comedy Performance’ and the ‘Best Overall Championship Island wide’ – thereby enabling Lyceum international School, Nugegoda to win this prestigious award for the 3rd time. We are proud to note that we’ve won ALL ISLAND Championship at every participation.

Lyceum Wattala Under 18 Girls Teams Runners up at the 3 x 3 World cup basketball tournament 2017

Quarter Finals

Gateway College         vs         Lyceum Wattala

                             Walk Over

Semi Finals

Contenders Club         vs         Lyceum Wattala

            14                                            16


St. Josephs College     vs         Lyceum Wattala


            11                                            09


This tournament organized by Sri Lanka Basketball Federation was held on the 1st 2nd April 2017at Gateway College, Colombo.


Our Under Under 18 Girls’ team became the Runners-Up in the tournament.

Ramazan Ifthar program (Lyceum International School Kurunagala)

We are today living in a multi-racial, multi-religious, and multi-cultural society. To live in harmony, peace and friendship, it is important that we understand each other traditions and faiths and religions.


In view of this concept the management of Lyceum International School - Kurunegala arranged a grand Ramazan Ifthar program recently at Lyceum Adventure Park , Kurunegala.


Mrs.Kumari Grero, our Coordinating Principal was recently appointed as the Chairperson of The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL) at the AGM which was recently held in Colombo, making all of us at Lyceum extremely proud.
Everyone mutually agreed that there is no better person in the nation than her to lead us all at the apex level. She is indeed a true leader in the field of education. It was truly remarkable to watch how she developed eight branches within the Lyceum International Schools Network with unwavering courage, commitment and dedication. Under her guidance, eight branches with over 3000 employees and 17,000 plus children are presently receiving employment and education.
She is a lady who has over the years shown empathy, compassion and kindness to all irrespective of gender, cast, creed or economic background. A true leader in every sense of the word she is someone we all can look up to and try to emulate.

We are privileged to have her as the Chairperson for TISSL for the next two years and we wish her all the best with her vision to take TISSL to even greater heights! Supporting her in this task for the period of 2017/2019 will be – Dr.Frank Jayasing
he (Founder President TISSL and Chairman of College of World Education), Dr.Harsha Alles (Immediate Past President TISSL and Chairman of Gateway College), Mrs.Malithi Jayatissa (General Secretary of TISSL and Deputy Chairperson of Leeds International Schools and Principal of Leeds International School Panadura), Mrs.Chrishanthi Wickrama Arachchi (Secretary Public Relations and Communication of TISSL and Principal of Regent International College Gampaha) and Mr. Hemal Abeysekera (Treasurer of TISSL and Director of Academics OKI International Network of Schools).

We wish all of them the very best too!