Gateway wins International Schools Netball Crown for the fourth successive year

Gateway College continued their winning streak by winning the Inter International Schools Under 20 Girls Netball Championship once again. The prestigious tournament organized by Ilma International School was played at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. Gateway College beat Ilma International School at the final with a comprehensive margin of 14-3. The semi-final was a closer affair but Gateway, finally beat Lyceum International School Wattala 11-7.

At the preliminary stage Gateway won with ease with Colombo International School Kandy by beating them 11-2 but lost the Gateway College Kandy 7-8. They received a walkover from Lyceum International School Panadura.

Gateway’s Onadhi Samarakoon was named the Netball Queen of the Tournament. Methuli Erahapola won the award for the Best Defensive Player.

SEATED LEFT TO RIGHT: Mrs. Madhubashi Wijerathne (Netball Coordinator), Ms. Nauchali Rajapaksha (Netball Coach), Ms.Thilaka Jinadasa (Team Leader Sports Development of Gateway Group /Netball Head Coach), Methuli Erahapola (Vice-Captain), Dr.Harsha Alles (Chairman Gateway Group), Kaylee Kumarasinghe (Captain), Mrs.Vinita Shenoy (Principal, Gateway College Colombo), Ms.Kumarin Silva(Netball Coach), Ms. Iyenka Vidushini (Netball Coordinator)

STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: Kavithme Gurusinghe, Yanira Cabral, Tiara Samarasinghe, Chanumi Nehansa, Onadhi Samarakoon, Mawrya Liyanage, Cloe Tillakarathne, Ritika Sri Kanth, Tharuki Perera

Gateway Quartet to represent Sri Lanka in Chess, Squash and Rowing

At a time when Gateway College is on a drive to catch up on missed time and opportunities due to the pandemic, four of its students have brought honour to their alma mater and the country by performing exceptionally well in their respective sports to represent the country.

Chess – Nabil Nazar Mohamed

Following the Sri Lanka National Chess Championships 2022 conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, Gateway’s Nabil Nazar Mohamed was selected to represent the country at the FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 in India. Interestingly, Gateway’s coach, FIDE Master Isuru Alahakoon, too will be in the team but Nabils’s teammate at Gateway, Brijeash Sarawanabhawan narrowly missed out from being selected to the Sri Lankan squad.

Squash - Bihandu Nanayakkara & Manuth Dassanayake

Bihandu Nanayakkara & Manuth Dassanayake have been selected to the National team to represent Sri Lanka at the 29th Asian Junior Individual Squash Championships 2022 to be held in Thailand in June. Incidentally, Gateway’s coach, C.H. Thalagala has been chosen as the official National coach. Bihandu is currently the Junior National Champion in the Under 13 age group and 3rd in Under 15 age group. He has performed consistently, to be the champion of Under 9, 11 and 13. Eleven year old Manuth Dassanayake is the Under 11 National Champion and the Runner Up of Under 13.

Rowing - Mithyl Wickramasinghe

Mithyl Wickramasinghe of Gateway College has been selected for the Junior National Development Pool for Rowing (Under 16) after his performances at the Junior Nationals that were held in March and the Indoor Rowing Championship that was held in April 2022. The squad is being trained to represent Sri Lanka at international level.