Rathushka Karunatileke of Nalanda Colombo the Most Outstanding Sportsman of 2017 receiving his award from chief guest Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education
Bandula Egodage, Vice President Corporate Affairs and Communication of Nestle Lanka PLC receiving a token of appreciation from chief guest Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education for his dedication and support for the development of schools and his involvement with the Milo Colours Award Ceremony for the last 25 years
Nayanthara Keshani of Anula Vidyalaya Nugegoda receiving her colours award for Badminton from Damayanthi Dharsha
Hasini Ambalangodage of Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo the Emerging Sportswoman of 2017 receiving her award from Fabrice Cavillin, Managing Director, Nestle Lanka PLC.
Hansani Kapugeekiyana of Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo the Most Outstanding Sportswoman of 2017 receiving her award from chief guest Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education
A.M.M. Hilal of Al Hilal College Colombo receiving his colours award from Manjula Kariyawasam
Thisaru Rashmika of Trinity College Kandy receiving his colours award for cricket from Bandula Warnapura
U.K.S.C.P. Bandara of St Joseph’s Convent Kegalle receiving her colours award from Damayanthi Dharsha
Akalanka Peiris the Emerging Sportsman of 2017 receiving his award from Fabrice Cavallin, Managing Director, Nestle Lanka
By M. Shamil Amit
The Milo Colours Award Ceremony organized by the Sri Lanka Sports Council with the blessings of the Ministry of Education and sponsored by Nestle Lanka PLC held at the BMICH recently saw Rathushka Karunatileke of Nalanda Colombo and Hansani Piyumila Kapugeekiyana of Visakha Vidyalya Colombo being adjudged the most outstanding sportsman and sportswoman for the year 2017.
Rathushka and Hansani were recognized for their tireless and outstanding performances in their respective sports of badminton and table tennis. Apart from their performance in the local tournaments the duo represented the country in various international tournaments.
Meanwhile Akalanka Peiris of St. Peter’s Bambalapitiya and Hasini Ambalangodage, another from Visakha Colombo, were adjudged the emerging sportsman and sportswoman for the year 2017 who all were selected among the 500 and over recipients from the 31 sports that came under the criteria of the Sri Lanka Sports Council.
The award ceremony was held for recipients who showed their talents in the year 2016 and 2017 which was conducted in two sessions with the 2016 ceremony in the morning and the 2017 in the evening.
Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education graced the occasion as the chief guest and Fabrice Cavallin, Managing Director Nestle Lanka PLC as the guest of honour along with officials of the Ministry of Education and Nestle Lanka PLC.