46th Colours Awarding Ceremony of USJ: Hasara and Chamal shine as Outstanding Sports Personalities

The 46th Colours Awarding Ceremony of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura was successfully held on the 9th of June 2023 at the Golden Rose Banquet Hall in Boralesgamuwa.

The event was graced by the distinguished Chief Guest, Prof. Upul Subasinghe, Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, and the Guest of Honour, Mr. Mahinda Ranasinghe, Managing Director of Finagle Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, along with other esteemed guests, including Mr. Sujeewa Rajapaksha (Chairman, People’s Bank/Main Sponsor of the Colours Night), Mr. Nilupul De Silva (CBL Marketing Manager), and the Honorable Sports Advisory Board Co-Chairman, Senior Prof. Pradeep Jayaweera and Prof. K.L. Wasantha Perera. Additionally, distinguished alumni Mr. Kamal Gamini Silva (Managing Director of KND group and President of Sports Alumina UJSP) and Mr. Ranjith Iddamalgoda (National Organizer, Alumina Association USJP) also graced the event.

This event held great significance for the university’s sports stars, who achieved remarkable success at the Inter University Championships 2022, securing the Overall Women’s Championship, Overall Men’s Runner-Up, and Overall Championship. A total of 423 athletes from 36 teams across 21 sport activities were recognized and awarded. Among the recipients, 36 students were honored as “Best Players” and 29 students received “Special Awards” for their outstanding achievements.

The prestigious title of “Most Outstanding Sportswoman of the Year” was awarded to Hasara Wijerathne, a 4th-year student from the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, in recognition of her exceptional performance in Badminton. She demonstrated remarkable prowess by winning the 70th National Badminton Championship 2022 in Women’s Doubles, reaching the semi-finals of the Summer Season All Island Ranking Badminton Championship 2022 in Women’s Singles, and achieving runner-up positions in various other tournaments.

Chamal Kumarasiri, a student from the Department of Sports Science, was honored as the “Most Outstanding Sportsman of the Year” for his remarkable achievements. He proudly represented the university at the 61st National Interstate Senior Athletic Championship 2022 held in India, demonstrating his exceptional sportsmanship and immense potential.


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