Vice Chancellor’s Challenge Trophy 2023 invitational Universities Staff Badminton Championship
The Recreational & Welfare society of the University of Colombo in partnership with the Department of Physical Education and the staff Badminton team hosted the Invitational Universities Staff Badminton Championship 2023 on January 13th and 14th at the Indoor Gymnasium. The event aimed to promote a healthy work-life balance and foster relationships among staff members from universities and higher education institutions across the country.
Over 150 staff members from 9 universities and higher education institutions participated in this championship, marking the first major sporting event among university staff since 2018. The Championship was divided into four categories: Open Men, Open Women, over 40 Men and over 40 Women.
The overall champion of the tournament was awarded the “Vice Chancellor’s Challenge Trophy” and the University of Colombo emerged victorious as the Overall champion with a total of 22 points. The University of Peradeniya secured second place overall with 21 points. The awarding ceremony of the championship was held under the patronage of Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne, Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, and the results for each category are presented in the table below.
|Open Men||University of Peradeniya||University of Colombo||University of Ruhuna|
|Open Women||Uva Wellassa University||University of Kelaniya||University of Colombo|
|Over 40 Men||University of Peradeniya||Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology||University of Colombo|
|Over 40 Women||University of Ruhuna||University of Colombo||University of the Visual and Performing Arts|
|Open Men’s Single||Mr TD Yatawara (NSBM Green University)||Mr Anusha De Silva (University of Colombo)|
|Open Women’s Single||Ms Upeksha Keerthirathne (Uva Wellassa University)||Ms MW Lakna (Uva Wellassa University)|
|Over 40 Men’s Single||Mr HG Uditha (Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology)||Mr YMK Indika (University of Peradeniya)|
|Over 40 Women’s Single||Dr Sulochani Ramanayake (University of Kelaniya)||Ms Upeksha Keerthirathne (Uva Wellassa University)|