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‘Brain Busters with SLIIT –Season 2’ crowns winners at Grand Finale

7 June, 2020

Fostering learning excellence through healthy competition among students, the most anticipated ‘Brain Busters with SLIIT Season 2’TV Quiz Program concluded on another successful note at Stein Studios Ratmalana recently.

Winning the Season 2 crown was Teshini H. Ruwanpathirana of Sujatha Vidyalaya, Matara, while Vilan Sandeev Bandara Karunaratne of Royal College, Colombo emerged first runner-up and Sonal Ranathunga of Ananda College, Colombo was placed second runner-up.

The winning trio was the high scoring finalists from among 27 students during the Semi-final TV rounds in October 2019. All finalists received attractive prize money during the competition rounds in addition to individual trophies and certificates.

The Schools of the Grand Finale winners were also awarded handsome cash prizes. The judges for the Grand Finale comprised Uditha Gamage, Asangi Jayasinghe both representing SLIIT and Dharashana Wijesinghe, Assistant Director, Ministry of Education.

Prof. Lalith Gamage, Vice Chancellor/CEO, Prof. Lakshaman Ratnayake, Chancellor/Chairman, Prof. Nimal Rajapaksha, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Saman Thilakasiri, Dean Faculty of Engineering, Uditha Gamage, Director Development and Engineering Services and Asangi Jayasinghe, Senior Manager, Business Development, SLIIT presented awards to the winners and representatives from the schools.

Prof. Gamage, during the Grand Finale, said, “SLIIT’s vision is to advance knowledge, foster and promote innovation to enrich lives. I believe education should be a journey. While we are learning we should be aware of what is happening around us, understand global problems. Only if we are aware and have a good understanding of these problems can we arrive at necessary solutions. We designed Brain Busters to advance the general knowledge of our schoolchildren, to encourage them to enhance their thinking ability and also to encourage them to be innovative.”

The preliminary rounds attracted 3,000 students from over 100 Schools islandwide. From this pool, the 27 high scoring schools were selected for the Semi Final rounds broadcast via TV1 Channel.

Uditha Gamage noted, “We designed ‘Bain Busters with SLIIT’ to encourage lateral thinking and create awareness among our students on current affairs and the importance of general knowledge.”

Royal College, Colombo, Pushpadana Girls’ College, Kandy, Nalanda College, Colombo, Ananda College, Colombo, Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo, Museaus College, Colombo, Mahinda College, Galle, Anuradhapura Central College, Sujatha Vidyalaya, Matara emerged as Episodes Winners in the Semi Final TV rounds.

During the TV rounds, Deans and Directors from SLIIT faculties addressed participants with motivational speeches.

Asangi Jayasinghe, Project Chair, SLIIT Brain Busters and Senior Manager - Business Development, SLIIT said, “We are extremely proud to present the ‘Brain Busters with SLIIT Season 2’ program. As an institution, we understand the importance of thinking out of the box. The program provides students a fun, interactive way to test their knowledge and understanding of the world they live in. We look forward to continue the momentum we have built from presenting two seasons of this much-looked forward to quiz program which provides schoolchildren with an ideal platform to showcase their talents.”

The ‘Brain Busters with SLIIT ‘TV quiz program was telecast weekly on Saturdays on TV1 Channel. The Brain Busters finale can be viewed using the following link; facebook.com/sliit.lk/videos/712666569551755/.