Lyceum International School News

Lasal Jayawardena battles his way through to the National Chess Squad

For the first time in the history of International School’s chess, a student from Lyceum Nugegoda is a proud representative in the National Squad.

Lasal Jayawardena of Grade 11 Sc B has been able to fight his way through to becoming 9th in the selection event, knocking out some of the National level “Star Class” players who were in the National Squad previously.


The Inter International Under 13 Cricket tournament was held from the 02nd to the 16th March 2018 organized by Lyceum Wattala and held at Railway, Mahara and Lyceum Wattala Grounds. Fourteen International Schools participated in the above tournament. The first round of matches were played and won against Wycherley International School, Royal Institute and OKI International. Lyceum cricketers won the match against Stafford International School Colombo in the Semi Finals, and became Champions in the finals, played against British School Colombo.

British School 140/9 in 40 overs
Bowling figures -Thurairaj Kavin 22/3 (8 overs)

Lyceum Wattala 141/5 in 37 overs.
Batting figures-Uvin Perera 40, Travin Nishanthan 33, Joshua Prabagaran 30
The Special Awards for the Best Bowler and Man of the Tournament was won by Uvin Perera of Lyceum Wattala and the award for the Man of the Final award was won by Thurairaj Kavin from British School Colombo ,
Uvin Perera-Captain, Shanujan Baskaran, Joshua Prabhagaran, Senithu Jayasuriya, Vishal Liyanage, Yuvan Thiruchelvam, Malinda Mulgama Enuka De Alwis, Maduka Perera, Travin Nishanthan, S
anuka Dissanayake, Jaden De Silva, Lisara Samarasinghe, Thurairaj Kavin, Balendran Sabari, Dinev Punchihewa, Nathan Gunaratne, Hamdan Careem, Yohan Oliver, Nadupa Wedage


Lyceum International School Wattala won the Under 16 and 18 Girls Championship at the Inter International Schools' Netball Tournament organized by Colombo International School Colombo which was held on the 10th and 11th March 2018 at St Josephs College Colombo.

Lyceum Wattala teams were unbeaten in all preliminary matches. The Under 16 finals were played against Lyceum International School Panadura and Under 18 Finals were played against Gateway College Colombo with the score of 15-07 and 12-4 respectively.

Under 16 Team
Uvini Ileesha, Dinya Perera, Punara Wathmavi, Binadhi Jayasinghe, Umaya Siriwarnasinghe, Fathima Shabrina, Neshmi Sinhabahu, Fathima Nasooha, Nimsari Dissanayake, Eleena Mahendran, Asheli Dunamala, Ransi Heenkenda.

Special Awards:Best Defensive Player Ileesha Perera
Best Center Court Player Binadhi Jayasinghe

Under 18 Team

Rashmi Heenkenda, Hazeena Abdul, Lubna Morseth, Aurora Mandakini, Bandhi Gunawardana, Devanga Lokugamage, Rajan Dilukshi, Zeena Lye, Vihanga Gunasekara, Poornima Perera.

SPECIAL AWARDS: Netball Queen -Lubna Morseth
Best Center Court Player -Hazeena Abdul


International Schools Athletic Championship 2018 was held on 23rd, 24th and 25th February 2018 at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Homagama .

The International Schools Athletic Championships (ISAC), which commenced in 2001 was the brainchild of the Founder, late Mr. R. I. T. Allas of Gateway College, has now established itself as the biggest national flagship sporting event in the school calendar of The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL).

This year’s ISAC has special significance for Lyceum International School, Nugegoda as this was the 9th time that we took over the organization of such a challenging meet. Around 1500 athletes from the International Schools mentioned above, competed in 106 events for both boys and girls. 

Also major props have to be given to the organizing committee for all their hard work and contribution towards this event. Initially it was planned to have the event take place in Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo. But because the stadium was under construction, the venue had to be changed to Diyagama Mahinda Rajapakse stadium. Despite all these hardships, the organizing committee, under the guidance of Mrs.Kumari Grero Chairperson of Th
e International Schools Sri Lanka and ISAC 2018 did all the planning and managed to make this year’s ISAC a memorable experience for all the participants. Professor Mohan De Silva, the Chairman of the University Grants Commission graced this year’s ISAC by participating as the chief guest.

One of the changes which was done at this year’s ISAC was not choosing a champion at the end of the event. Instead, medals were given for the winners of each event and there were winners from almost every school at the end. But the most outstanding performances were recorded from Lyceum International School, Wattala. Athletes from Lyceum international School, Wattala was able to conquer 93 medals altogether including 39 gold medals, 33 silver medals and 21 bronze medals at the end of the event and stood out at the best performers. The second best performers of the event were from Gateway College, Colombo as they were able acquire 65 medals including 22 gold medals, 18 silver medals and 25 bronze medals. Lyceum International School, Nugegoda has won 54 medals which includes 19 gold medals, 17 silver medals and 18 bronze medals while Lyceum International School, Panadura was able to score 17 medals with 5 gold medals, 1 silver medals and 11 bronze medals. Athletes of Lyceum International School, Ratnapura showed their colors by claiming 14 medals altogether with 7 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 5 bronze medals.

Conducting this prestigious event on such grand scale would’ve been impossible without the contribution of valued sponsors. This year’s ISAC was sponsored by several esteemed organizations of which, Pearson Edexcel under brands Pearson, Edexcel, BTECH and PTE served as the Principal Sponsor of the ISAC 2018 and Next Click Events also took Co-Sponsorship. McDonald's Sri Lanka and Imperial College of Business Studies also joined as Special Sponsors. Wijeya Newspapers Limited contributed as the Main Print and Web Media Sponsor and China Lanka Education as the Gold Medal Sponsor. Also a number of reputed brand names such as TISSL- The International Schools of Sri Lanka, Brandix Lanka Private Limited, Lyceum Careers, Assetline, Glitz, Hatton National Bank Kohuwela, Nestle Lanka PLC and Barclays Computer (Pvt) Ltd served as sponsors and supported this event as well.

Challenge Trophies of ISAC 2018

  • Wycherley International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 12 Girls Champion : Shenali Bastian - (Lyceum International School, Wattala) - 30 Points
  • OKI International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 12 Boys Champion:

Dunitha Pothupitiya - (Lyceum International School, Ratnapura) - 30 Points


  • St. Nicholas International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 12 Overall Champion School: Lyceum International School, Wattala -  - 74 Points
  • Leeds International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 14 Girls Champion

 Kenari Gamage - (Lyceum International School, Wattala) - 26 Points


  • Leighton Park International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 14 Boys Champion:

Venura De Alwis - (Gateway College Colombo) - 26 Points


  • The British School in Colombo Challenge Trophy - For the Under 14 Overall Champion School Lyceum International School , Wattala  -  114 Points
  • Nalangi Perera Memorial Challenge Trophy - For the Under 16 Girls Champion:

Dulyana Suludagoda - (Lyceum International School , Nugegoda) - 24 Points


  • Belvoir International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 16 Boys Champion:

Navin Perera - (Lyceum International School Wattala) - 30 Points

  • Colombo International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 16 Overall Champion School: Lyceum International School , Wattala - 166 Points
  • Leighton Park International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 18 Girls Champion:

Sadeepa Henderson (Gateway College - Colombo) - 28 Points


  • Lyceum International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 18 Boys Champion:

Kavindu Bandara - (Lyceum International School, Nugegoda) - 20 Points

Lahiru Krishan - (Lyceum International School ,Wattala) - 20 Points

Ginura Gunarathne - (Lyceum International School, Nugegoda) - 20 Points

Dimuthu Lakshan Perera - (Lyceum International School, Wattala) - 20 Points


  • Seaford International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 18 Overall Champion School : Gateway College , Colombo - (Gateway College , Colombo) - 176 Points


  • Regent International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 20 Girls Champion

Randi Cooray (Gateway College, Colombo) - 30 Points

Sharmila Jan  - 30 Points

  • Elizabeth Moir School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 20 Boys Champion

Mohomed Aroos - (Lyceum International School, Nugegoda) - 28 Points

Udesh Ranasinghe (Gateway College , Colombo) - 28 Points

  • Alethea International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 20 Overall Champion School

Lyceum International School , Wattala - 280 Points


  • Cambridge Challenge Trophy - For the Overall Relay Champions

Lyceum International School , Wattala - 150 Points




Lyceum International School Nugegoda and Lyceum International School Panadura played their annual cricket encounter for the Nikitha Grero Challenge Trophy, on 17th February at P.Saravanamuththu Stadium, Colombo. Captain of the Lyceum International School Panadura won the toss and decided to bat first and all were out for 196 runs 42.3 overs. Sheron Liyanage of Lyceum Panadura top scored with 65 runs and Vihanga Ambeypitiya of Lyceum International School, Nugegoda captured 4 wickets for 22 runs in 7.3 overs with one maiden over. In reply, Lyceum International School Nugegoda scored their target 197 runs in of just 24.1 overs.

Vihanga Abeypitiya the all-round cricketer of Lyceum International School, Nugegoda scored the first ever century in the history of Lyceum Annual Cricket Encounter with a score of 117 runs.


Best Batsman
Sheron Liyanage (Lyceum Panadura)
The best bowler.
Vihanga Ambeypitiya (Lyceum Nugegoda)
The best fielder
Pasindu Rajapakse
Man of the match
Vihanga Ambeypitiya