Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

Outstandin­g University Offers in the USA for The British School in Colombo’s Class of 2020


The British School in Colombo is extremely proud of the Graduating Class of 2020 who have secured undergradu­ate entry to some of the world’s most respected universiti­es. Embodying the British School’s belief, Opening Minds, Transformi­ng Futures, it is most fitting that we applaud the newest members of our alumni as they prepare for undergradu­ate study at prestigiou­s institutio­ns.

As we wait for final conditiona­l offers to be confirmed from Australia, Canada, the UK and other destinatio­ns in Asia and Europe, we are delighted to announce that the following students have confirmed offers from some of the finest universiti­es in the United States.

As university entry becomes increasing­ly competitiv­e, we are delighted that the outstandin­g skills and potential of our soon-to-be undergradu­ates have been recognized by the awarding of scholarshi­p or similar recognitio­n. BSC congratula­tes:

Akeel Vitarana (Yale University)

Tireless House Leader, renowned musician and band member, Akeel enters Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticu­t, one of the most renown universiti­es in the world. He will follow in the footsteps of some most notable of the university’s alumni.

Anuk Jayawarden­a (Berklee College of Music)

National athlete, chorister, and Prefect, former Deputy House Captain Anuk joins the prestigiou­s Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachuse­tts. is regarded as the premier and performing arts conservato­ry in the USA. Anuk follows in the footsteps of its illustriou­s alumni who have shaped the performanc­e and music industry.

Kavinda Subasinghe (UC Berkeley)

Former Head Prefect, Cricketer, chorister musician, Kavinda looks forward to beginning his undergradu­ate journey at University of California, Berkeley, one of the most famous and reognisabl­e university’s in the world. He will join a growing number of BSC alumni.

Amandi Thewaratha­nthri (NYUAD)

Securing an impressive Full Scholarshi­p for her undergradu­ate degree, Amandi, a dedicated actress, chorister and Prefect, joins New York University’s state of the art institutio­n in Abu Dhabi. This opportunit­y allows Amandi to study at one of NYU’s other world-wide branches in the course of her degree.

Dillon David (Penn State)

Basketball playing cricketer and Prefect, Dillon will join Penn State, Pennsylvan­ia State University.

Prajesh Sivakaran (Purdue)

Former Prefect Prajesh begins his undergradu­ate journey at Purdue University, Indiana.

Yenuli Siribaddan­a (University of South Georgia)

Dedicated orator, MUN delegate, former Games Captain, Prefect and Interact President, Yenuli joins the University of Georgia Southern.

Sara Mehrotra (UC Santa Barbara)

Dedicated orator and debater, former Prefect Sara will join the university of California, Santa Barbara.

Tiasha Godamanna (Northeaste­rn)

Tiasha, a dedicated MUN delegate and former Prefect and joins Northeaste­rn University in Boston, Masachuset­ts.

Udara Kularatne (Michigan State)

Dedicated chorister, former House Captain and Prefect has been offered a place to study at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

We wish our graduates every success in the USA. We look forward to celebratin­g further successes as details of undergradu­ate offers elsewhere are released in the weeks ahead.

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