The year commenced with the 4th All Island Archery Championship held in Kurunegala where 21 of our Archers participated.
Anishka Kanag-Isvaran was awarded the bronze medal in the under 12 girls 18m event.
Tharuni Samarakkody was awarded the silver medal in the under 14 girls 18m event.
Nadeesha Fernando was awarded the silver medal in the under 17 girls 30m event and the gold medal in the Cadet 60m event.
The National Age Groups Competition held in the 3rd quarter saw Anika Ratnayake’s and Renata Melvani’s duet was placed 1st and 2nd in the Technical routine competition and Free routine competition respectively.
Tanalia Rekawa was placed 3rd in the Free Solo competition.
Renata Melvani was placed 2nd in the technical solo competition.
Anika Ratnayake and Renata Melvani were selected to represent Sri Lanka at the 10th Asian Age Groups held in India.
Ladies’ College emerged overall victors of the Circuit Meet and were titled champions in both the junior and senior categories. At the zonal Athletics Meet we emerged champions.
A week later, qualifiers of the Zonal Meet participated in the Western Province Athletic Meet.
In the Under 16 age group Kiyasha Kurukulasooriya was placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Shot Put, Discus throw and Javelin throw respectively.
Maithri Pieris was placed 1st in the under 16 100-metre hurdles event.
Rheanna David and Sarisha Gunasekera were placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Under 18 Shot Put event.
Ladies’ College was placed fifth overall in this Meet.
The first round of the Sir John Tarbet Junior Athletic Championship was held in Matara where our girls performed extremely well despite adverse weather conditions.
At the Sir John Tarbet Senior Championship Kiyasha Kurukulasuriya secured 2nd place for Discus Throw and 3rd place for Shot Put in the Under 16 age group.
Maithri Pieris was placed 2nd in the High Jump and 3rd in the 100-metre Hurdles in the Under 16 age group.
Sarisha Gunasekara was placed 2nd in both under 18 Discus Throw and Shot Put events.
Rheanna David was placed 3rd in the Under 18 Shot Put event.
Siyana Wickremesinghe was placed 3rd in the Under 18, 200-metre event.
The next event in the Athletics calendar was the All Island Relay Championship where our girls performed extremely well.
The final Meet for 2019 was the All Island School Games (Athletic) where Kiyasha Kurukulasuriya was placed 3rd in both the Shot Put and Discus events In the Under 16 Age Group.
Sarisha Gunasekera was placed 2nd in both Shot Put and Discus Events in the Under 18 Age Group. She also broke the previous record in the Discus Event.
The year started off with our under 17 and under 20 teams participating in the Western Province Team Championships where our Under 17 team emerged quarter-finalists.
Next up was the Zonal Junior National Championship where Hiruni Dias, Pranali Britto, Hana Samad and Imani Peiris reached the Quarter-Finals in the Under 11, 13, 15 and 17 Singles respectively.
Shaheera Samad and Pavani Kaluarachchi reached the Semi-Finals in the Under 19 Category.
Pranali Britto and Panchalee Britto reached the Under 13 Doubles Quarter-Finals.
Shaheera Samad together with Pavani Kaluarachchi, and Lashika Sugumaran and doubles partner Vaishnevi Maheshwaran reached the Under 19 Doubles Semi-Finals.
Tiyara Senanayake along with Double partner Sharaiah Rajaratnam and Alisha Anzary together with Chrishelle Mendis went on to be the runners up in the Under 17 and 19 Doubles respectively.
The under 19 Team Championship held in Kegalle, saw the Ladies’ College team comprising of Alisha Anzary, Chrishelle Mendis, Dithara Ariyasinghe, Shaheera Samad, Pavani Kaluarachchi, Vaishnevi Maheshwaran, Lashika Sugumaran, Manushi Welgama and Ruvandie Ranaraja compete in the ‘A’ Division where they lost a nail biting Quarter-Final to Sangamiththa Vidyalaya Galle. This was a considerable achievement as it was the first time one of our teams had competed in the ‘A’ division.
The year started off with the Sri Lanka School Under 15 basketball tournament of 2018 that was played in January this year. Our Under 15 team won all their group matches and qualified to play in the ‘A’ Division Category.
Our next tournament was the Sri Lanka Schools Under 17 Tournament, where we qualified to play in the ‘A Division’ category. Our team performed exceptionally well and we watched history in the making as we emerged Runners up after a tight final against Holy Family Convent Bambalapitiya. Jovanna Fernando was awarded Best Offensive player of this tournament.
The Under 20 and Under 17 teams participated simultaneously in the All Island School Games organized by the Ministry of Education.
Sareesha Mapagunaratne was selected to play in the Sri Lanka school girls basketball team 2018 where they were placed 3rd in the 52nd Senior Nationals Basketball Tournament.
Jovanna Fernando and Tehani Goonesinha were selected to a National Pool selection for a 3 on 3 tournament.
The year began with the 23rd Battle of the Kings Tournament, an All Island rated inter-school Team Tournament where Anaisha Choksy was awarded a board prize in addition to our team managing to get into the top 10 girls schools in the country.
In February, our girls from the Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups took part in the Western Province Sri Lanka Schools Individuals Tournament. Anaisha Choksy and Minvilli Sivanesarajah qualified for All Island Finals where Anaisha was awarded a merit award.
Anaisha Choksy represented Sri Lanka in the World Schools Chess Championships held in Turkey. She also took part in the 15th Asian Youth Chess Championships held in Sri Lanka.
The Under 17 and Under 20 teams participated in the Western Province National Schools Tournament, where our Under 15 team was placed 4th in the Western Province.
Our Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 teams participated in the Sri Lanka Schools Western Province Team Tournament where Anaisha Choksy was awarded a board prize.
The Under 20 team directly qualified for the ‘A’ Division in the All Island Finals.
This year Ladies’ College hosted the annual triangular Chess Encounter between Bishops’s College, St. Thomas’s College and ourselves.
The year commenced with the Under 20 all island tournament where we were unbeaten up to the quarter finals.
At the inaugural Under 21 Women’s Junior National Championship Kiara Benjamin, Tiani Goonewardene, Sulani De Silva and Akeesha Rishan represented the Colombo Hockey Association team and emerged 2nd runners up in the tournament.
Sulani De Silva was chosen for the Sri Lanka under 21 women’s pool.
The annual Ladies’ College vs Bishop’s College Hockey Encounter saw the Under 17 team emerge joint champions with Bishop’s College. Akeesha Rishan was awarded best attacker and Kiandra Benjamin was awarded best defender in the Under 17 Category while Thimanya Ellepola was awarded best defender in the Under 19 Category.
At the Jathika Pasal Tournament we lost to Visakha Vidyalaya by a slim margin.
We also participated in the Blue and Gold Hockey 7s organized by Royal College and our juniors participated in the Under 16 all Island Tournament.
Our first event for 2019 was the Western Province School Games Tournament organized by the Department of Education. The team consisting of Senaya Peiris, Dehara Senaratne, Samadhee Dissanayke, Kiara Warnasuriya, Amanah Faaiz and Galeena Gunawardhana participated in all 4 events – Kata, Kumite, Team Kata (open) and Team Kumite (open) according to their relevant age categories. Team Kata was placed 3rd in the tournament thus qualifying for the National Schools All Island Championship for the first time in the history of Ladies’ College. The Kata team consisted of Senaya Peiris, Amanah Faaiz and Galeena Gunawardhana, while Galeena Gunawardhana was ranked amongst the top 8 in the under 20 Female Kata.
The Shotokan Karate International Federation (SKIF) Dan ceremony which took place in July, saw Anuradhi Pushpakumara, Mahiroo Balasooriya, Raeha Varia, Upeja Dharmapala, Ananya Samarasinghe, Hiranya Fernando, Niveka Ranatunge, Senaya Peiris, Mahelie Ranasinghe, Dehara Senaratne, Seneca Dissanayake, Theruni Alahakoon, Thiyara de Silva and Kiara Warnasuriya bein awarded 1st Dan while Amanah Faaiz and Galeena Gunawardhana were awarded 2nd Dan.
This year was an exceptional year for our netball team. Our Under 16, Under 18 and Under 20 teams participated in the Circuit Netball Tournament which resulted in the Under 18 and Under 20 teams being placed 2nd and qualifying to the next round of Zonal matches.
After an intense round of matches at the Zonal the Under 18 team was placed 3rd by the narrowest of margins and against all odds qualified for the Western Province Tournament.
Three of our players were chosen to represent the country for international tours. Ganya Senanayake was selected to play for the Under 21 national team that took part in the Asian Youth Championships held in Japan where they won a bronze medal.
Bimanya Ratnayake and Sarisha Gunasekera were chosen for the Waverly Schools Tournament held in Australia where they were placed 7th, a new record for this team.
At the Western Province Tournament, the Under 18 team playing exceptionally well were placed 2nd overall thus qualifying for the most anticipated tournament in the school’s netball calander, the All Island Netball Tournament. The Under 18 team made history becoming All Island Champions for the first time in the 119 years of Ladies’ College history.
The Under 13, Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 teams also participated in the Sri Lanka Schools Milo Netball Tournament. The Under 19 team were placed 2nd overall at the Colombo District Tournament and therefore qualified for the All Island Sri Lanka Schools Netball Tournament. At the Kurunegala District All Island Milo Netball Tournament the under 19 team emerged 4th overall.
The season started off with the Sri Lanka National Junior Rowing Championship held at the Diyawanna Rowing Centre.
In the Under 16 Category Anithra Fernando was placed first in the sculls event while Niharra Chandrasena, Avani Amarasinghe, Keshya Varia, Tanita Goonetilleke and Chiara Wijetilleke were placed 1st in the fours event resulting in Ladies’ College winning the category with a total of two gold medals and one silver.
In the Under 18 category Kiara Kumaranayagam and Ashvini Subasinghe were placed 1st in the Pairs event while Anya Dewapura and Gabrielle Senanayake were placed 1st in the doubles event.
Kiara Kumaranayagam, Ashvini Subasinghe, Anithra Fernando, Gabrielle Senanayake and Janindra Fernando were placed first in the fours event.
The three gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals won by the members of the rowing team ensured victory to Ladies’ College in the Under 18 Category.
At the Sri Lanka National Intermediate Rowing Championship the quadruple sculls event consisting of Tanita Goonetilleke, Anithra Fernando, Gabrielle Senanayake and Anya Dewapura were placed first in the Under 23 category. Anithra Fernando was placed first in the annual School Girl Sculler race.
In the inaugural Navy Cup Regatta Niharra Chandrasena, Avani Amarasinghe, Keshya Varia, Tanita Goonetilleke and Chiara Wijetilleke won the fours event.
Niharra Chandrasena won the Junior Sculler event at the Annual Regatta hosted by the Colombo Rowing Club.
Due to unavoidable circumstance the final Regatta for 2018 was held in 2019. The Cyraine Cup event was won by Kiara Kumaranayagam and Ashvini Subasinghe. Kiara Kumaranayagam, Ashvini Subasinghe, Anithra Fernando, Gabrielle Senanayake and Janindri Fernando won the Ladies Plate event. Gabrielle Senanayake went on to win the Under 16 doubles sculls event together with Anya Dewapura. Niharra Chandrasena, Avani Amarasinghe, Keshya Varia, Tanita Goonetilleke and Chiara Wijetilleke were placed first in the Under16 fours event.
The annual Ranfer Sprints Regatta also proved to be a great success when the crew consisting of Tanita Goonetilleke on the sculls, Kiara Kumaranayagam and Ashvini Subasinghe on the pair and Kavisha Dassanayaka, Thimaya Dassanayaka, Arshia Silve, Anelka Karunaratne and Janindri Fernando on the Fours were placed first.
Anithra Fernando was placed first in the sculls event at the Southwest Monsoon Regatta.
Ladies’ college emerged winners in the much awaited annual LCMC Regatta. Anithra Fernando won the A scull event followed by Tanita Goonetille winning the B scull event. Anithra Fernando and Gabrielle Senanayake won the A pairs event while Kiara Kumaranayagam and Ashwini Subasinghe won the B pairs event. Kavisha Dassanayake, Thimaya Dassanayake, Arshia Silva, Anelka Karunaratne and Jania Noah were placed first in the C fours event. The Ladies’ College B fours comprising Niharra Chadrasena, Avani Amarasinghe, Keshya Varia, Tanita Goonetilleke and Chiara Wijetilleke also came in first place. The final race of the day which was the A fours event was won by Kiara Kumaranayagam, Ashvini Subasinghe, Anithra Fernando, Gabrielle Senanayake and Janindri Fernando.
Gabrielle Senanayake was awarded the oarswoman of the Regatta and Ladies’ College won the Marie Museaus Higgins trophy.
Armed with a knowledge of unpronounceable words, a common desire for blank tiles and a shared love for making works on a board the Scrabble Team began the year 2019.
The Inter- house Scrabble Tournament was played under two categories – Under 15 and Under 19. Dale House was placed first while Whitney House and Loos House were placed second and third respectively.
Fifteen of our players also had an opportunity to participate in the All-Island Scrabble Championship organized by the Sri Lanka Scrabble League.
Sahani de Silva and Yenuli Halangoda wil be participating in the School Scrabbler of the year.
The first tournament for the year was the Inter Schools Novices and the Junior Nationals Tournament. Chanumi Ranasinghe emerged the Under 14 champion while Sunaya Perera and Shivani Bulankulame were placed 3rd and 4th respectively. Avanthi De Silva emerged Under 16 champion and Diyaana Edirisuriya emerged as the Under 20 champion.
At the Inter Schools National Squash Tournament Adhithi Gunasekara was placed 4th in the Under 14 category, Shenaya Siriwardena was placed 4th in the Under 16 category and Nameesha Yahampath was placed 3rd in the Under 20 category.
Shenaya Siriwardena was chosen to represent Sri Lanka in the 26th Asian Junior individual squash championship held in Macau, China.
The swimming season started off with the Novices Meet in the Under 18 Category where Disara Samarasinghe was placed 3rd in 50m Backstroke, Thimaya Dassanayake was placed 3rd in 200m Freestyle and Rukshi Weerawarana was placed 2nd in 50m Freestyle.
This was followed by the Junior Nationals Short Course Meet where Dinasha Hewagama was placed 3rd in the 100m Backstroke event.
Dinasha Hewagama was selected to represent Sri Lanka at the 10th Asian Age Groups meet in Bangalaru, India.
At the Sri Lanka Schools Swimming Championships in the Under 20 Category Shiyanka De Silva was placed 3rd in the 50m Freestyle and 2nd in the 100m Freestyle. Dinasha Hewagama was placed 2nd in the 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke. Rivinka De Silva was placed 3rd in the 50m and 100m Freestyle. Tricia De Rose was placed 1st in the 200m Butterfly event.
Our Under 18 freestyle relay team comprising of Talisha Yogendranathan, Dinasha Hewagama, Rivinka De Silva & Rheanna David were placed 3rd.
At the All Island Meet Shiyanka De Silva was placed 1st in the 100m Freestyle, Dinasha Hewagama was placed 1st in the 50m, 100m & 200m Backstroke. The Under 18 Medley Relay Team comprising of Talisha Yogendranathan, Dinasha Hewagama, Rivinka De Silva & Rheanna David was placed 3rd. The Under 18 Freestyle Relay Team comprising of Talisha Yogendranathan, Dinasha Hewagama, Kesara Gunawardana & Rheanna David was placed 2nd.
The year 2019 began by playing the Age Group tennis tournament which enables us to select the best players in each age category to represent the school team. Ena De Silva, Nishka Vivekanandan, Alana Seneviratne and Anika Seneviratne emerged champions in the Under 13, 15, 17 and 19 categories respectively.
The Ladies’ College teams emerged Champions in the Under 17 and Under 19 Public Schools Tennis Tournament 2018.
We commenced third term by participating in one of the most anticipated tournaments in our school calendar; the Public Schools Tennis Tournament where Ladies’ College was placed runners up and semifinalists in the Under 17 and Under 19 categories respectively and the Under 13 team emerged champions in the Plate Championship.
The Under 11 team was placed 4th at the Inter School tennis tournament and was selected to play the A Division All Island tournament.
At the National School Games held in Kandy, the Under 17 team comprising of Rivinka de Silva, Michaela Jayasuriya, Aindri Vairavanadan, Nelumi Cooray and Nishka Samarasinghe emerged Runners up.
Anika Seneviratne emerged Champion at the Mixed Doubles Open and was also champion at the Women’s Open Doubles and the girls Under 18 Doubles partnering her sister Alana.
Anitra Dharmaratne emerged Runner up in the Girls Under 16 Doubles event at the Sri Lanka Open National 2019. Anitra Dharmaratne also emerged Champion at the Under 14 Doubles event at the ATF tournament held in Sri Lanka.
Anika and Alana Seneviratne represented Sri Lanka at the Kunming International Tennis championship held in China where Sri Lanka was placed 5th overall.
The water polo season started off with SLASU fielding an Under 17 National Team for the 10th Asian Age Group Championships which were held in Bengalaru, India. Four of our senior players Talisha Yogendranathan, Sulani De Silva, Shanessa Shanmugalingam and Rheanna David were selected to participate with Rheanna and Sulani being appointed as Captain and Vice-Captain of the team.
The much anticipated annual encounter between Ladies’ College and Visakha Vidyalaya ended with the Ladies’ College team emerging victorious in a hard fought game thus bringing the much coveted Trophy back to Flower Road.