Lyceum International Schools steals the show at ISAC 2023 with 175 Medals

Inter International Schools’ Athletic Championship (ISAC) 2023


The International Schools Athletic Championship (ISAC) 2023, held on 25th and 26th February, commenced at Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo. Being the first ISAC event held since the pandemic, it was a crucial moment for both TISSL (The International Schools of Sri Lanka) and this year’s host, Lyceum International School (LIS).

The International Schools Athletic Championships (ISAC), which commenced in 2001, was the brainchild of the Founder, of Gateway College, the late Mr. R. I. T. Alles. Since then, it has established itself as the biggest inter-school sporting event on the island.

This year LIS hosted around 1800 athletes from the 23 TISSL schools with over 106 track and field events for boys and girls of varying age groups. All participants were able to show their true colours, whilst others were able to shine brighter by setting new records.

This year’s challenging two-day meet had special significance for Lyceum International Schools, as this was Lyceum’s 10th time hosting the event. The pressure was high, as this was the first ISAC since the pandemic and lockdowns.

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Also, with the current economic crisis, organising an event of this magnitude was no easy feat. Under the guidance of the Chief Advisor, Dr. Kumari Grero, the organising committee worked tirelessly to ensure that ISAC would be a memorable event for all participants, parents and other guests.

The LIS organising committee deserves admiration and acknowledgement for all their hard work and contribution towards making this event a success.

ISAC 2023 saw LIS Wattala conquering ISAC, taking home a total of 99 medals made up of 44 gold medals, including 35 silver and 20 bronze medals. Lyceum International School, Nugegoda, won 35 medals, which include 6 gold medals, 16 silver and 13 bronze medals, while Lyceum International School, Panadura, was able to win 27 medals, with 9 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 8 bronze medals.

Athletes of Lyceum International School, Rathnapura showed their colours by claiming a total of 14 medals with 1 gold medal, 5 silver and 8 bronze medals. However, the second-best performers of ISAC were from Gateway College, Colombo, who acquired 48 medals, including 22 gold medals, 12 silver medals and 14 bronze medals.

This year, several esteemed organisations and entities sponsored the event, with two renowned corporate entities who came forward as sponsors to support ISAC 2023. Lyceum Campus was the Principal Sponsor for ISAC 2023, along with co-sponsors ASRIEL Holdings Pvt (Ltd).The special sponsor for this year was Pearson, and the snack partner was Munchee. Lankadeepa Online, Daily Mirror Online, Mirror Sports, Daily FT and Sunday Times Online generously offered support as Digital Media Sponsors and Web Media Sponsors, along with Dream Team Media as the Official Media Partner for ISAC 2023. And also Baraka Naturals JOINT EASE, and Sampath Bank were sponsored for ISAC 2023.

Photos – Inter International Schools’ Athletic Championships (ISAC) – 2023 – Day 1

Challenge Trophies for ISAC 2023

Wycherley International School Challenge Trophy – Under 12 Girls Champion: Chenuthi Perera (LISP)

OKI International School Challenge Trophy – Under 12 Boys Champion:

  • Arindu Jayamanne (LISN)
  • Sahl Hafeel (GCK)
  • A. Mikaeel Bukhary (WISC)

St. Nicholas Challenge Trophy – Under 12 Overall Champion School:

• Lyceum Nugegoda

Leeds International School Challenge Trophy – Under 14 Girls Champion:

• Dilini Rajapaksha (LISW)

Burhani Serandib School Challenge Trophy – Under 14 Boys Champion:

• Ashain Theverapperuma (GCC)

British School in Colombo Challenge Trophy – Under 14 Overall Champion School:

  • Gateway College Colombo Nalangi Perera Memorial Challenge Trophy awarded by Asia International School – Under 16 Girls Champion:
  • Shesha Umaya Rathnayake (LISW)

Belvoir International School Challenge Trophy – The Under 16 Boys Champion:

• Apoorwa Karunaweera (GCC)

Colombo International School Challenge Trophy – The Under 16 Boys Overall Champion school

• Lyceum Wattala

Ilma International Challenge Trophy – The Under 18 Girls Champion:

• Sachini Samarasekara (GCC)

Lyceum International School Challenge Trophy – The Under 18 Boys Champion:

• Senura Hansaka Sandeepa (LISW)

Stafford International School Challenge Trophy – The Under 18 Overall Champion School

• Lyceum Wattala

Royal Institute School Challenge Trophy – The Under 20 Girls Champions:

• Sethmi Kaushika (LISW)

• Isali Malkethmi Silva (LISW)

Elizabeth Moir School Challenge Trophy – The Under 20 Boys Champion:

• Anjolo Benedict (LISW)

Alethea International School Challenge Trophy – The Under 20 Overall Champion School:

  • Lyceum Wattala

Gateway Graduate School Challenge Trophy – The Overall Relay Champions:

• Lyceum Wattala

Munchee & Lyceum Campus Challenge trophy for the Best Female Athlete

• Dinara Bandara Dela (GCC)

200m U.20 – 00:24.87Secs.

Munchee & Lyceum Campus Challenge trophy for the Best Male Athlete

• Razwin Carrim (LISP)

Long Jump U.20 – 06.91m

RIT Alles Challenge Trophy for the Best Performer of the Meet

• Dinara Bandara Dela (GCC)

200m U.20 – 00:24.87Secs.

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