Successful Completion of ITUM Large-Scale Sports Meet 2024: A Triumph of Talent and Teamwork

May 3, 1:00 pm

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Diyagama


Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Diyagama

Institute of Technology University of Moratuwa recently concluded its much-anticipated large-scale sports meet, held from April 29th to May 3rd, 2024. Organized by the semester I students of ITUM who are studying Sports Studies, this event served as their main project for the module.

The entire batch was given the opportunity to participate in various sporting activities, including Netball, Badminton, Table tennis, Carrom, Football, Cricket, Athletics and Volleyball. Divided into teams named Horous, Phonix, Griffin, and Draghar, the students showcased their skills and competitive spirit.

The opening ceremony took place at the ITUM ground on April 29th, followed by four days of intense sporting action. The grand finale and closing ceremony were held at the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksha International Stadium on May 3rd, 2024.

The closing ceremony was graced by distinguished guests, including Eng. Puitha Uduwana as the chief guest, Mrs. Muthumali Jayasinghe, Provincial Senior Manager of Bank of Ceylon, as the guest of honor, and Mr. Luxman Wijesooriya, Director of Physical Education Division, University of Moratuwa as a special guest. Guests from Bank of Ceylon, Mrs. Kancahana Perera, Senior Manager from Homagama branch, and Mrs. Ruwani Sewwandi, Manager of the Diyagama branch, also attended the event.

Heads of divisions, academic and non-academic staff members, along with guests from various sectors, graced the occasion to witness the exceptional talent of ITUM students.

The main sponsor of the event, Bank of Ceylon – Bankers to the nation, is acknowledged with sincere gratitude for their generous support, which has made this event possible.

The Director of ITUM, Major General (Rtd.) S. K. Thirunavukarasu RSP VSV USP, and the Head of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, Dr. (Mrs.) D.D.G.A.D.S. Saparamadu, provided unwavering support to ensure the success of the sports meet. A team led by Ms. Shalini Dissanayake, the Lecturer in charge of sports studies, along with a dedicated team of academics and physical education instructors, the students displayed exemplary leadership, unity, and friendship throughout the event.

After days of intense competition, Team Griffin emerged as the deserving champions of the event, with Team Draghar securing the first runner-up position, and Team Horous claiming the second runner-up title.

Congratulations to all participants for their exemplary sportsmanship and dedication, making the ITUM Sports Meet 2024 a resounding success!