SLIIT recently recognised their top student athletes at their annual Colours Awards ceremony , organised by the Institutea��s student council. The awards were held at SLIITa��s expansive Malabe campus in a colourful ceremony.
Mr. Rohan Seneviratne, Additional Secretary Ministry of Defence & Urban Development graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The Guest of Honour was Prof. Ranjith de Silva a��Council Member-Badminton World Federation.
K. R. C K Subasinghe was recognised as Outstanding Sportsman of the Year, while Umavi Pathirana won the award for Outstanding Sportswoman of the year as well as that of All Round Student- Sports for the year 2013.
A total of 156 award winners from among 1000 regular players won awards, competing in 16 sports, including badminton, cricket, soccer, rugby, basketball swimming, netball, carrom, athletics, netball and the martial arts, which was introduced as a category for the first time recently.
SLIIT has been on a winning streak in recent months, securing the title in the Inter University basketball womena��s championship for 2013, as well as the Womena��s International University badminton championship, organised by the University of Moratuwa. Students from SLIIT placed equal first in the 1800-2000 rating category at the International Rating Open Chess Tournament 2013 organised by the Chess Federation. SLIIT was also placed runner up at the Inter University Cricket Tournament.