Gateway excels at All Island Under 19 ‘A’ Division Basketball

Gateway College completed a very successful season in Basketball by excelling at the All Island Under 19 'A' division basketball tournament 2014 and the JathikaPasalWestern Province Under 19 National Schools' Basketball tournaments.

To reach the consolation final of the All Island Under 19 'A' division basketball tournament, Gateway beat defending champions, Maristella College, Negombo 61 to 27, Royal Institute 80 to 52, St. Peter's College, Colombo 89 to 66, Colombo International School, Colombo 69 to 57. At Quarters, Gateway overcame De Mazenod College, Kandana 80 to 60. In this tournament where all four semi-finalists were international schools, Gateway beat CIS Colombo 81 to 46 at the consolation finals. NichulaLiyanage 39 and RoahulSamarakoon 14 scored well for Gateway.

At the JathikaPasalWestern Province Under 19 National Schools' Basketball tournamentorganised by the Ministry of Education, Gateway beat Royal College 76- 72 in the quarterfinals and St. Sebastian's 86-60 in the semifinals but lost to Asian International School 66-41 at the final.

Picture: Front row (left to right): ShanukaChandrasoma, SapthaAmarawickrama(Vice Captain) , NichulaLiyanage(Captain), Steve Fernando, Ashen Arsakulasuriya,Yeran Karunanayake.
Second row (left to right): Pasan Liyanage, Rahul Samarakoon,RanulJayasinghe, Lakith Weerasinghe, Tharindu Fernando (Head Coach), MelathaJansz, Kavin De Silva, Ishira, Ishira Ritigahapola
Absent: AgboWijesekara

Gateway College and the Buddhist Channel to develop Interactive multimedia lessons

Gateway College has always been imbibed in the Sri Lankan culture and Religion as a foundation to learning. This has been the vision of the founder Mr. R I T Alles. In keeping with that vision, Gateway College has now embarked on a project to develop a series of text books in Buddhism aimed at students studying in International Schools. This will be further developed to include a series of Interactive multi – media lessons that will be aired through the Buddhist Channel which will reach out to the younger audiences both here in Sri Lanka and abroad.

As a first step towards this initiative, the school, with the blessings and guidance of Ven. Daranagama Kusaladhamma Thero, unveiled a new studio for the Buddhist Channel which has been named in memory of theirdear Founder Mr. R I T Alles. His Excellency the President was present as the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony that was held on the historic Vesak day. His Excellency the President, who has taken a keen interest to introduce Religious Education as part of the curriculum for International school students, welcomed the initiative.

The Chief Justice, the Minister of Education, the Attorney General, the Service Commanders, Ambassadors and many other dignitaries were present at the occasion. Mrs. Rohini Alles, Managing Director of Gateway, Hon. Tiran Alles, Member of Parliament and Dr. Harsha Alles, Chairman, Gateway representing the Alles family along with Heads of the Gateway School network were also present at the solemn ceremony.

Gateway College is confident that this partnership with the Buddhist Channel will provide the platform for further strengthening of the Dhamma and the inculcation of Buddhist Values in generations to come. Gateway as a multi-cultural and multi-religious school, has plansto engage in similar activities with other religions too.