Taanawee Pathirennahe of Grade 6D in Lyceum International School, Ratnapura, was awarded the Best Actress’ Award in the Open Category of the above festival, held at the National Youth Auditorium, Maharagama on 14th October 2016. The festival was jointly organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the State Advisory Board of Drama and chaired by Hon. S.B. Nawinna, Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development Affairs and Cultural Affairs.
Taanawee Pathirennahe was adjudged the Best Child Actress, for her role played superbly in the drama ‘’Penguin’’ (directed by Nilanka Namal Udumulla) as a baby penguin that positively changes the mind of its fellow penguins and the preying sea-lion, using love and kindness as weapons.
Right along Taanawee’s 6-year career at Lyceum International School, Ratnapura, she has shown, remarkable stage talents in singing, cultural dancing and acting, in addition to her studies.
Congratulations and best wishes to you, Taanawee from principal and staff of Lyceum International School, Ratnapura.
Versatile swimmer, Ushan Avishka Gunaratne of Lyceum International School, Ratnapura, was placed second (Silver Medal) in 200m Medley Relay, and third (Bronze Medals) in both 100m Butterfly Stroke and 50m Butterfly Stroke at the South Asian Aquatic Championship Meet - 2016, held in Sugathadasa Swimming Complex, Colombo, from 18th to 23rd October 2016.
Ushan had previously represented Sri Lanka at the 5th Asian Schools Swimming Championship - 2016, in Indonesia and the 8th Asian Age Group Championship - 2016 and came within the best 8 (finalist) in the former. In 2016, he made an Island Record in 100m Butterfly Stroke (59.79) at Sri Lanka Schools Age Group Aquatic Championship - 2016. He has been placed first in 100m and 50m Butterfly Stroke (his favourites) in many provincial meets since 2012. He also made two records in 100m and 50m at the International Schools Aquatic Championship of the TISSL ( The International Schools of Sri Lanka ) group.
In addition to swimming, he has performed well in several other school activities.
A Black Belt bearing Karate player, Ushan has represented Sri Lanka in Japan in 2008 and in Malaysia (World Itosukai Karate Champ