Lyceum International School News

The Inter School Scrabble Tournament

Left to right
Nugith Chandrasekera, Haseena Rumzy, Hemaka Gunasekara, Gayanuka Amarasuriya, Vimuth Mendis, Ramith Siriwardana (Captain), Irfan Rumzy, Adhlan Marikar, Rashad Riyadh, Sithija Gunawardena

The Inter School Scrabble Tournament was recently held on 24th June at Ladies College Colombo. Several schools, both national and international, took part in this event and two teams represented Lyceum International School Nugegoda in the Under 15 and Under 19 categories. A total of 29 schools competed in the Under 15 category and 26 schools in the Under 19 category.

The Under 15 and Under 19 teams from Lyceum International School Nugegoda were both placed 1st runner up in their respective categories. It was an impressive performance by the two teams as they had bettered their placings compared to last year in the same contest.

Annual Debating Competition

Three teams from Lyceum International School Nugegoda recently took part in the prestigious 12th Faculty of Law Sri Lanka Schools' Debating Championship. The A team was placed runner up, while the B team managed to make it to the top 4 and C team to the top 8.

This annual competition organised by the Faculty of Law, Colombo University draws participants from several state, private and international schools of the country. It is a forum where the brightest young minds meet to debate and deliberate. This year a total of 58 teams took part and three Lyceumers: Ovindu Randunu, Ravindu Wijesinghe and Atheek Azmi, were selected to the National Schools' Debating Team.

Runner up in Supper A Division Badminton

Sri Lanka Schools Under 15 Doubles Badminton Team Championship 2017, organised by Sri Lanka Schools Badminton Association was held from 22nd to 25th June 2017 at Richmond College, Galle.

Almost 100 teams from both national and international schools island wide took part in this prestigious event. Of the Girls’ teams that participated, 12 schools made it to the Super A Division category, namely Museaus College, Visaka Vidyala Colombo, Anula Vidyalaya Nugegoda, Mahamaya College Kandy, Sujatha Vidyalaya Matara, Dharmashoka College Ambalangoda, Girls High College Kandy, Sangamitta College Galle, Vidura College Nawala, Lyceum International School Nugegoda, Holy Cross College Gampaha, and O.L.V. Convent - Moratuwa.

The girls’ team of Lyceum International School Nugegoda was placed 2nd runner up in the Super “A” Division - Girls Category and the team was also ranked 3rd island wide. This is the first time a team from Lyceum International School has played in the Super “A” Division category..

2nd Row 
Left to right 
Rebidha Fernando, Uhansa Jayakody, Thiyana Vidanaarachchi, Nimashi Lewwaduwa, Thehara Perera, Rashmi
Goonawardena, Sayuni Sathnara, Kavindi Karunaratne, Dhinanya Cooray, Amaya Silva

1st Row (Seated)
Left to right
Mr.Diluka Karunarathne, Sasini Hansamali (Captain), Mr.Kamal Pieris (TIC)


Lyceum International School - Wattala Girls created history by winning the overall girls shield at the western province Athletic meet which was held recently at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapakshe Sports Complex. This is a significant achievement for an international school as it was the 01st time that the overall title was won by an International School. Lyceum International School- Wattala was well ahead of Ave Maria Convent - Negombo and Holy Cross Convent - Gamapaha. The points won by each School is as follows,

  • Lyceum International School Wattala – 157 points
  • Ave Maria Convent Negombo – 97 points
  • Holy Cross Convent Gampaha – 87points

Lyceum International School - Wattala was also awarded the Girls Under 18 and Under 20 overall Championship as well as the Relay Overall Championship. Sachini Divyanjalee won the under 18 Best Athlete title for her 200m run . The boys of Lyceum Wattala won overall 3rd place in the meet.



International Schools Athletic Championship 2017 -
Held 0n 25th,26th & 27th February 2017 at Mahinda Rajapaksha Stadium-Diyagama

Razwin Carrim - Under 13 Boys Champion
Long Jump 1st Place
200m 2nd Place
100m 2nd Place


All Island School Athletic Championship 2016 -
Held from 13th to 17th October 2016 at Bogambara Grounds Kandy

Tivindu Perera - Under 17 Boys - 110M Hurdles - 3rd Place with All Island Colours
Aamina Ruzny -Under 15 Girls - High Jump - 2nd Place


International Schools Under 15 Girls Basketball Tournament 2017 - 1st Runner Up
Held on 30th January 2017 at CIS Colombo
Rochelle Cooray - Best Offensive Player

Sri Lanka Schools Under 19 Girls Basketball Tournament 2016 - 2nd Runner Up
Held on 17th & 18th October 2017 at Pannipitiya Dharmapala Vidyalaya

International Schools Under 13 Girls Basketball Tournament 2016 - Champions
Held on 28th & 29th May 2016 at Pannipitiya Dharmapala Vidyalaya
Shenuri Mendis
- Most Valuable Player
Evmi Silva - Best Offensive Player

Sri Lanka Schools Under 15 Girls “B” Division Basketball Tournament 2017 - 1st Runner Up
Held on 30th June 2017 at Sirimavo Bandaranayake Vidyalaya - Colombo
Shenuri Mendis - Best Defensive Player

International Schools Chess Tournament 2015
Devuja Weerakoon - Under 12 Girls Board Prize Winner & the member of 1st Runner Up team.


Sri Lanka Schools All Island Individual Chess Tournament 2016
Held on 07th & 08th May 2016 at Ananda Maha Vidyalaya Elpitiya

Devuja Weerakoon - Under 12 Girls - 05th Place & selected to represent Sri Lanka at the following Tours
12th Asian Schools Chess Tournament 2016 - 09th to 18th July 2016 at Teheran,Iran.
Under 13Girls 25th Place

World Schools Chess Championship 2016 - 02nd to 12th December 2016 at Sochi Russia
Under 13 Girls 2nd Place in Blitz Category

Sri Lanka Schools Team Chess Tournament 2016 - Western Province - 1st Runner Up
Held on 21st & 22nd June 2017 at Mahamathya Vidyalaya Athurugiriya

Special Selections for World Chess Tournament 2017
Devuja Weerakoon - All Island Super 30 selections - 03rd Place & selected to represent Sri Lanka at the
World Schools Chess Championship 2017 21st April to 01st May 2017- 4th Place Blitz Category Under 13


Sri Lanka Schools Under 13 Division III Cricket Tournament 2016/2017
Yesith Kalupahana Best Batsman of the Year 2017 - with 865 runs in 13 matches

International Schools Under 15 Netball Tournament 2017 - Champions
Held on 11th & 12th March 2017 at British School Colombo
Sanduni Maduhansi - Best Defensive Player
Rochelle Perera - Netball Queen

International Schools Swimming Championship 2016 - 05th & 06th November 2016 at Sugathadasa Stadium
Thinaya Jayaratne - Under 12 Girls Champion
50M Free Style 1st Place (NMR)
50M Breast Stroke 1st Place (NMR)
100M Breast Stroke 1st Place (NMR)


44th Sri Lanka Schools Age Group Swimming Meet 2017-29th June to 02nd July 2017 at Sugathadasa Stadium
Thinaya Jayaratne - Under 13 Girls Champion
50 M Free Style 1t Place
50 M Breast Stroke 1st Place
100M Breast Stroke 1st Place