The 2017 edition of the International Schools Athletic Championship, commonly known as ISAC will be held from 25th to 27th of February 2017 at the Diyagama despite a few schools pulling out of the competition due to an anonymous note send to Principals of some schools.
The International Schools’ Athletic Championship is set to commence as planned on the 25th, 26th and 27th of February at the Mahinda Rajapakse Stadium..
An anonymous letter has been sent to several principals of institutions who are set to take part in the competition advising them that time bombs will be setoff at the Diyagama during the ISAC meet which will be held during the weekend.
Speaking to ThePapre.com Mr. Malith Kumarasinghe , PR and communication secretary of TISSL & Head of security of ISAC 2017 advised that “There has been an anonymous note about a bomb to some schools, although it is an anonymous note and possibly a hoax the organizing committee have made special arrangements to tighten the security in and around the venue with the help of the authorities. We want to make sure that the athletes and the spectators who gather for this enormous event to be comfortable and feel safe”
It is reported that that 05 Institutions have confirmed that they will not take part in this year’s edition – Royal Institute, Asian International School, Elizabeth Moir International, British School Colombo and Overseas School of Colombo will not be taking part in the competition in consideration of the safety of their students and staff.
Despite the pull out of the 5 major institutions ISAC 2017 will go as planned with the participation of rest of the 26 International schools who will battle it out to be the winners of ISAC 2017