MILO COLOURS AWARDS 2016
Charith, Omaya steal the limelight
The Milo Colours Schools Award Ceremony organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Sports Council with the blessings of the Ministry of Education and sponsored by Nestle Lanka PLC held at the BMICH recently saw Charith Asalanka of Richmond College Galle and Omaya Udayangi of Welimada Central steal the limelight by being adjudged the most outstanding sportsman and sportswoman for the year 2016.
Charith and Omaya were recognized for their tireless and outstanding performances in the respective sports of cricket and athletics. Apart from their performance in the local circuit the duo represented the country in various international events during
the that year.
Meanwhile Akalanka Peiris of St. Peter’s Bambalapitiya and Ramindu Samarakoon of Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo were adjudged the emerging sportsman and sportswoman for the year 2016. In fact Akalanka also bagged the same award for the year 2017 too.
Charith and Omaya were recognized for their tireless and outstanding performances on the respective sports of cricket and athletics
The winners were selected from over 500 recipients from the 31 sports that came under the criteria of the Sri Lanka Schools Sports Council. vijayakala Maheshwaran, Deputy Minister of Education graced the occasion as the chief guest with Bandula Egodage, Vice President Corporate Affairs and Communication Nestle Lanka PLC as the guest of honour.
Anpasaran Adirimuni of Hindu College, Jaffna receiving his colours award for weightlifting from Athula Wijewardena
B.A. Abeyratne, Principal of Royal College Colombo receiving the award for the school that won the most number of awards from Nihal Ranasinghe, Secretary, Ministry of Education.
The four winners Ramidu Samarakoon, Omaya Udayangi, Charith Asalanka and Akalanka Peiris posing for a picture after receiving their awards
Akalanka Peiris the Emerging Sportsman of the year receiving his award from chief guest Vijayakala Maheshwaran
Onethra Weerasinghe of Mahamaya College Kandy receiving her colours award for swimming from Julian Bolling
Ramidu Samarakoon the Emerging Sportswoman of the year receiving her award from chief guest Vijayakala Maheshwaran
Omaya Udayangi the Most Outstanding Sportswoman of 2016 of Welimada Central receiving her award from chief guest Vijayakala Maheshwaran
Vishad Randika of Isipathana College receiving his colours award for cricket from Chamara Kapugedera
Charith Asalanka the Most Outstanding Sportsman of 2016 of Richmond College receiving his award from chief guest Vijayakala Maheshwaran