SLIIT Sports council promotes sports and recreational activities. At SLIIT, students engage in wide range of sports activities including 17 sports. SLIIT students have performed well with flying colors in national and international sports arena. The Malabe campus has excellent indoor and outdoor sports facilities. These include a large playground, tennis courts, a basketball court, indoor Badminton courts and a well-equipped gymnasium.
SLIIT Shuttle Buds is an Invitational Inter University and Age group Badminton Championship organize by the SLIIT Sports Council along with the SLIIT Badminton team for School and university students. Over 500 schools and university students join forces in the spirit of sportsmanship, and participate in the SLIIT ShuttleBuds Badminton Championship every year.