18th International Schools Athletics Championship gets underway next weekend

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The biggest flagship sporting event in the school calendar of 24 International Schools affiliated with The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL) will get underway at the Mahinda Rajapakse International Stadium from February 23rd-25th 2018. Organised by Lyceum International School Nugegoda, ISAC 2018 will feature approximately 3000 athletes competing in 106 events.  

The biggest flagship sporting event in the school calendar of 24 International Schools affiliated with The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL) will get underway at the Mahinda Rajapakse International Stadium from February 23rd-25th 2018. Organised by Lyceum International School Nugegoda, ISAC 2018 will feature approximately 3000 athletes competing in 106 events.  

ISAC was the brainchild of the Founder, late Mr. R.I.T. Alles of Gateway College. With the launching of ISAC 18 years ago, it is no doubt that the standard of athletics has advanced to an extent where TISSL member schools have been able to produce skilled, professional athletes capable of representing Sri Lanka at International Track and Field Championships. Olympian Shehan Ambepitiya, Commonwealth Junior Gold Medalist Keith De Mel, World Junior participant Sajith De Silva, Olympic Youth participant Udantha Bandara, World Youth Qualifiers Nidula Jayawardena, Asiri Wijesekara and Hamzan Arus, Asian Youth and Junior medalist Nadeeshani Henderson, South Asian Junior and Senior Medalist Ireshani Rajasinghe, South Asian Junior Gold Medalist Purnima Gunaratne are a few individuals who have paved their way all the way from ISAC to the National Schools level and further into bringing glory and honor to our nation.

Lyceum International School Wattala and Gateway College Colombo have proved their supremacy over the International School’s athletic field by competing head to head at the previous ISAC meets. Both Lyceum Wattala and Gateway Colombo have 8 wins each under their belt. Colombo International School Colombo were crowned champions at ISAC 2004.

TISSL member schools competing in this year’s ISAC are;

1. Asian International School

2. Alethea International School

3. Belvoir College International

4. The British School in Colombo

5. Burhani Serendib School

6. Colombo International School, Colombo

7. Colombo International School, Kandy

8. Elizabeth Moir International School

9. Gateway College, Colombo

10. Gateway College, Kandy

11. Ilma International Girls School

12. Leeds International School

13. Lyceum International School, Nugegoda

14. Lyceum International School, Panadura