Colours Awarding Ceremony 2021
The Annual Colors Awarding Ceremony was held on the 7th of January 2022 at the New Art Theater of University of Colombo and conducted in three sessions by adhering to the prescribed health and safety guidelines. The First session was held under the patronage of Professor K.R. Ranjith Mahanama, the former Chairman of Sports Advisory Board and the former Dean of Faculty of Science as the Chief Guest. The Second session was graced with the presence of Professor Devaka Weerakoon former Chairman of Sports Advisory Board and former Dean of Faculty of Nursing as the chief guest. The final and main session was held under the patronage of Mr. Dian Gomes as the Chief Guest, the Vice Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Professor Chandana P. Udawatte was the Guest of Honor and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne as the special guest.
475 sportsmen and women of the University of Colombo were honored for their splendid performances at the Inter-University, National and International levels in the years of 2019, 2020 & 2021. Mr. Y.R. De Silva of the Faculty of Management and Finance was awarded the Mr. Leslie Handunge Challenge Cup for the most outstanding Sportsman of the year 2019 and Ms. N.I.S. Mendis of the Faculty of Science was awarded Mr. S. T. Walpita Challenge Cup for the most outstanding Sportswoman of the year 2019. Mr. Chintaka Jayawardena Memorial Trophy for the sportsman winning the most number of colours was awarded to Mr. U. D. Udayaranga of Faculty of Management and Finance and Professor Stanley Wijesundara Memorial Trophy for the Sportswoman winning the most number of colours was awarded to Ms. D. T. A. Perera of Faculty of Management and Finance. Mr. A. L. D. Moonemalle Challenge Cup for the most outstanding Men’s Team was awarded to the 1st XV Rugby Team of the university and Professor D. A. Ranasinghe Challenge Cup for the Most Outstanding Women’s Team was awarded to the Rowing Women’s Team.
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