Thursday, 16 July 2020

Colours Awards 2017/2018 jointly organized by the Department of Physical Education and Sports Council, with the objective of appreciating sports performances of the undergraduates during the academic year was held on the 24th of January, 2020 at Sri Dharmaloka Hall, University of Kelaniya.

200 sportsmen and 145 sportswomen received University Colours for 22 sports disciplines.

The event was held under the patronage of Senior Prof. Janitha A. Liyanage, Vice Chairperson- University Grants Commission & Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice- Chancellor, University of Kelaniya. Mr. Dilantha Malagamuwa, international racing driver graced the event as the Guest of Honour.

Ms. Hashini Lokuge awarded as Best Fresher Sportswoman and Best Sportswoman of the Year. Mr. J D Karunarathne awarded as Best Fresher Sportsman of the Year & Mr. Y Pramedha Mendis awarded as Best Sportsman of the Year.

Fifteen graduates those who obtained first class honors and university colours received special awards to recognize their academic and sports excellence.

Academic and Sport Excellence Award Winners




Graduate’s Name

Sport and Academic year (s) obtained university colours for particular sport

Degree obtained first class



Mr. H. Miriyagalla

Track & Field 2013/2014

BB Mgt (Special) in Finance


Ms. M.G. Awanthi Saumyamala


(2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017)

BSc Honours in Statistics


Ms. Y. Nethmi P. De Silva

Track & Field (2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016)

BB Mgt (Special) in Marketing


Ms. W.N.N. De Mel

Track & Field (2013/2014)

BB Mgt (Special) in Finance


Mr. R.D.U. Harshana

Football (2014/2015 and 2015/2016)

BB Mgt (Special) in Accountancy


Ms. Pramelka R. Premarathne

Badminton (2014/2015)

BB Mgt (Special) in Marketing


Ms. K.W. Oshadhee Vishmini

Badminton (2014/2015)

BB Mgt (Special) in Accountancy


Mrs. D. Rangana Karunaratne

Tennis (2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016)



Ms. M.W.V.A. Nisansala

Scrabble (2015/2016 and 2016/2017)

BSc Honours in Mathematics


Ms. R.S. Samarasinghe

Scrabble (2015/2016 and 2016/2017)

BA Honours in French


Ms. Y.R.K. Bandaranayake

Scrabble (2015/2016)

BB Mgt (Special) in Marketing


Ms. K.A.R.M. Welewewa

Scrabble (2015/2016)

BB Mgt (Special) in Marketing


Ms. H.G.T.P. Thuduwage

Scrabble (2015/2016 and 2016/2017)

BA Honours in French


Ms. G.H.D. Namendri

Scrabble (2015/2016)

BB Mgt (Special) in Marketing


Ms. R.A.I. Dilshani

Basketball (2016/2017)

BB Mgt (Special) in Marketing


Best Performer Award Winners


Best Performer’s Name


Best Performer’s Name

Badminton (Women)

W.A.A.S. Ruranthika


R.A.B.T. Perera

Badminton (Men)

R.M. Bhagya L. Ranasinghe

Scrabble (Women)

E.A.N. Dilini 


W.G. Dasun Priyankara 

Scrabble (Men)

J.D. Karunarathne

Basketball (Women)

R.L.C. Hashani

Swimming (Women)

S.T. Wickramasinghe

Basketball (Men)

T.O. Agure

Swimming (Men)

Taveesh N. Edussuriya

Carrom (Women)

K.S.W. Gamage

Table Tennis (Women)

Dewmini Weerasena

Carrom (Men)

Y.P.M. Mendis

Table Tennis (Men)

J.M. Dasun D. Jayasundara

Chess (Women)

L.N. Thilakarathne

Taekwondo (Women)

K.G.R.N. Kumari


S.N.K.N. Samarakoon

Taekwondo (Men)

G.K.H. Peiris

Elle (Women)

P.G.I.L. Karunarathna

Tennis (Women)

Hasindi Lokuge

Elle( Men)

D.S.S. De Zoysa

Tennis (Men)

H.D.H.G. Kaushalya


M.M.T. Mahanthagama

Track & Field (Women)

F.S. Rishard

Hockey (Women)

P.G.S.P. Gunawardhana

Track & Field (Men)

K.N.M. Silva

Hockey (Men)

L.H.C. Sankalpa

Volleyball (Women)

K.D.G.S.S. Kularathna

Judo (Women)

H.A.H.J. Hapuarachchi

Volleyball (Men)

M.A.A.I. Rajarathne

Karate (Women)

W.E.M.G.M. Adhikari


A.H.E. Darshana

Karate (Men)

D.T.D. Jayasinghe


G.G. Kavinda


R.L.D.T. Rajapaksha




Moreover,  Senior Prof. Lakshman Senevirathna, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Kelaniya, Senior Prof. S.R.D. Kalingamudali, Chairman- Sports Advisory Board & Dean- Faculty of Science, Deans of Faculties, members of Sports Advisory Board, Heads of Departments, Academic Staff Members, invited guests, Mr. G.G.U. Saman Kumara, Actg. Director- Physical Education along with staff Members of the Department of Physical Education were present at the occasion.




A field visit was arranged to Thabbowa Reserve on 25th of January, 2020 was given to University of Kelaniya as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding in between University of Kelaniya and the Department of Wildlife Conservation.


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