Gateway students come on top at Sri Lanka Model United Nations 2018

In an unprecedented show of talent, the delegation of Gateway College Colombo displayed immense dedication and diplomacy at the 11th rendition of the Sri Lanka Model United Nations conference. At the awards ceremony attended by delegates, parents and dignitaries, students from Gateway received numerous accolades, consolidating their winning streak further in the Model United Nations arena.

In the General Assembly Plenary committee, secretary-general of the GCMUN club Kumal Udamulla was awarded the Best Delegate award, while Janindu Nanayakkara received the Honorary Mention. In the United Nations Environmental Program, both Adithi Randeni and Ravija Gunawardana received Higher Commendations. Deveen Harischandra and Farhan Naushad were awarded Higher Commendations in the United Nations Human Rights Council and International Office of Migration respectively. In the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Gateway Students were able to acquire the top three awards, with Siddhantha Wedanayaka and Aaryan Perera winning the Higher Commendation awards while Malin Kaushika won the Best Delegate award. In the ESCAP, Randesh Wickrama was awarded with a best delegate award. In the World Intellectual Property Organization, Basith Nawshard won Honorary Mention while Kavin Gunasekara won the Higher Commendation. Finally, in the prestigious Security Council, Prashen Fernando was bestowed with the Best Delegate award bringing the cumulative awards won by Gateway College to a remarkable 13 awards.

The new entrant, Gateway College Dehiwala too excelled with Areeb Atheel winning a Higher Commendation in the General Assembly Plenary and Philip Surendran obtaining both the Higher Commendation award and the Best Foreign Policy Statement in the International Office of Migration. Shaheen Abdul Gani, Damion De Motte and Tharidhu Peries were all awarded Honorary Mention awards in the United Nations Human Rights Council, the World Intellectual Property Organization and ESCAP respectively. Adheesha Kumarasinghe of Gateway College Kandy won the Best Delegate award in the United Nation Environment Programme and Yasindu Athauda won Honoary mention in UNICEF.

Kisal Wijesooriya of Gateway College Negombo was awarded higher commendation and Best foreign policy statement in UNHRC and Anshul Raj won the higher commendation in General Assembly Plenary committee.


The winning team of Gateway College Colombo.

Seated (L-R): Ms. Udini Karunanayaka Teacher in Charge, Deveen Harischandra, Mr. Anthony Chelliah Deputy Principal, Kumal Udamulla, Dr Harsha Alles Chairman, Randesh Wickrama, Mrs Vinita Shenoy Principal, Ms. Mystica Waniganayaka Teacher in charge.
Standing (L-R): Kavin Gunasekara, Adithi Randeni, Ravija Gunawardana, Malin Kaushika,Siddhantha, Wedanayaka, Prashen Fernando, Farhan Naushad, Aaryan Perera, Janindu Nanayakkara, Basith Nawshard.

World-Class Teaching and Education Qualifications from Gateway Graduate School

Gateway Graduate School (GGS), the higher education and professional development arm of the Gateway Group, one of the largest education-sector conglomerates in Sri Lanka, offers internationally recognised qualifications for teachers and professionals of the education-sector. Up to now, one thousand plus teaching/education-sector professionals from Sri Lanka and abroad have undergone the training and development processes of GGS. The teacher training and education qualifications offered by GGS are through partnerships with prestigious international institutions: The University of Nottingham for an MA in Education qualification (ranked 25th worldwide for Education) and Pearson Edexcel for Teaching Diploma and Advanced Teaching Diploma qualifications.

Programmes Offered

The education and teaching programmes at GGS start with a diploma for entry-level teachers and progress up to a master’s degree from the University of Nottingham. The three programmes offered are as follows

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Teaching: This qualification enables the participants to develop a broad theoretical and practical perspective of the teaching profession. The programme requires all participants to undergo practical classroom training of teaching 150 hours.

  • Entry requirements: Advanced Level (local/UK) qualification or Gateway Graduate School’s International Foundation Programme or equivalent
  • Duration: One year of part-time studies
  • Career progression opportunities: Upon the successful completion of the programme, participants can progress in their teaching careers or gain entry into the teaching profession within the non-government sector in Sri Lanka.
  • Academic progression opportunities: Successful participants can progress on to the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching offered by GGS.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching: This programme provides scope to the participants to develop advanced teaching and training skills.

  • Entry requirements: GGS’s Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Teaching or a recognised degree qualification or a recognised diploma qualification with one year’s relevant work experience
  • Duration: One year of part-time studies
  • Career progression opportunities: Upon the successful completion of the qualification, participants can progress on to senior teaching and administrative positions within the education sector.
  • Academic progression opportunities: Successful participants can progress on to the University of Nottingham’s MA in Education offered through GGS.

MA in Education – awarded by the University of Nottingham: This prestigious master’s programme is offered exclusively through GGS in Sri Lanka by the University of Nottingham. The modules are taught by Nottingham’s fly-in faculty.

  • Entry requirements: GGS’s Pearson BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching with one year’s relevant work experience or a relevant degree qualification equivalent to a British second class honours degree.
  • Duration: 20 – 24 months of part-time studies
  • Career progression opportunities: Upon the successful completion of the qualification, participants can progress on to senior managerial/administrative and/or teaching/training/academic careers within a broad range of knowledge-based sectors of employment.
  • Academic progression opportunities: Those who possess the MA in Education qualification with good grades may progress on to doctoral-level studies with the University of Nottingham or with other leading universities across the world.

Open Day

GGS will hold an Open Day on Saturday, 15th of September 2018 (10.00am – 3.00pm) for those who aspire to join the teaching profession and for the teachers and educational professionals who wish to enhance their professional skills. Those interested are welcome to sit at lectures, observe classes, interact with lecturers and students, join in learning activities, and view the facilities available. Attendees will be able to gain first-hand experience of how our institution operates and will be provided with attractive discounts for registering on the day for our courses.

The next intake for both Level 4 and Level 5 Diplomas in Colombo and Kandy will be in October 2018. Registration for the Nottingham MA in Education programme starts in October. Further details can be obtained by calling Imeshi/ Thilina (Colombo) - 0772256356, 0777060157, 2695103 or Limali (Kandy) – 0777687673, 0812203377 or by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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