Lyceum, Nugegoda soaring to new heights in sport
Among the international Schools, Lyceum of Nugegoda has performed the
best in the sporting events todate. The school have fared prominently in
tennis, basketball, badminton, swimming, netball, cricket and scrabble
in the inter international schools and open championships for 2007.
Mrs. Kumari Grero, coordinating Principal of Lyceum said that in
addition to the school winning several titles they also organised and
hosted under-13 cricket tournaments for the past six years, basketball
and badminton tourney with great success.
Lyceum has plans to promote and organise waterpolo, diving and
synchronised swimming with the support of the Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports
Lyceum Nugegoda is proud to have produced two national champions in
tennis. Two students were part of a team of 4 players to play in the
trial in March 2008 for final selection to represent Sri Lanka as part
of the national tennis team in the Davis Cup in April.
One of them was selected and the other was named as a reserve for the
Davis Cup. This is the first time two students have been selected from
the same school to play in the trials. One basketball player represented
Sri Lanka as part of the Sri Lanka Boys Youth team championships held in
At scrabble a student represented Sri Lanka the World Youth Scrabble
Championships in Malaysia. He received the highest Game Score Award at
this event. He was also the winner of the Junior Division at the 19th
All Island Scrabble Competition organised by the Sri Lanka Scrabble
At Inter International Schools level girls team emerged champions in
the Badminton Tournament 2008. The school became runner-up at the
swimming Championships, at which the squad established several new
records. Lyceum also won the basketball, under-13, under-14 netball and
boys under-15 netball and girls soccer tournaments. At the All Island
Schools Badminton tournament the schools finished runner up.
Lyceum goes from strength to strength in sports due to several former
sports administrators and coaches in their rank-namely Sam Chandrasena,
Tilan Perera, J. A. S. Somachandra, Nishantha Perera, present Sri Lanka
Waterpolo team assistant coach, Gishan Mannage, to name a few.
Mrs. Grero lamented that the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association
does not give them the opportunity to participate in the Sri Lanka
Schools cricket tournament, thereby being deprived of playing
competitive cricket. It is hoped that the administrators will make every
endeavour to grant them permission to play cricket.