Gateway wins ‘Best Delegation’ award at National Youth Model United Nations 2018

The delegation of Gateway College once again showed a great display of talent at the 3 rd session of National Youth Model United Nations 2018, held on the 29 th and 30 th of October, winning the much coveted Best Delegation award for the second consecutive year. At this conference where many institutions of higher education too compete, Gateway delegates received numerous awards, giving testament to their dedication and diplomacy.

In the First General Assembly, Kumal Udamulla and Siddantha Wedanayake received Honorary Mention awards, Ashref Ahmed and Venuki Mendis achieving Higher Commendations along with Noora Marjan winning the title of the Best Novice in the same committee. In the Fourth General Assembly, Gateway Students were able to acquire three awards, with Basith Nawshard securing an Honorary Mention, Malin Kaushika receiving a Higher Commendation award and Abdul Aziz securing the Best Foreign Policy Statement. In the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Farhan Naushad was bestowed with the Best Delegate award and Ibrahim Jameel won the Higher Commendation, while Ravija Gunawardana and Thriyampakan Dhivyakrishnan won Honorary Mention awards. In the Commission for the Status of Women, Areeb Atheek secured the Higher Commendation award along with Imaad Muwahid securing the award for the Best Foreign Policy Statement. In the United Nations Human Rights Council, Shaheen Abdul Gani received the Higher Commendation award while Tharidhu Peiris secured the Honorary Mention award. Finally, in the prestigious Security Council, Deveen Harischandra was awarded with Honorary Mention, bringing an outstanding accumulation of 17 awards for the delegation of Gateway College Colombo.

Seated (L-R): Ms. Mystica Waniganayaka Teacher-in charge, Deveen Harichandra, Mr. Anthony Chelliah (Deputy Principal), Mrs Vinita Shenoy (Principal) Rajagiriya, Kumal Udamulla, Dr. Harsha Alles (Chairman), Ibrahim Jameel, Mrs Priyanthi Seneviratne (Principal ) Dehiwala, Mrs Ashra Shibly, Farhan Naushad.

1 st Row (L-R): Venuki Mendis, Imaad Muwahid, Ashref Ahmed, Tharidhu Peiris, Ravija Gunawardana, Malin Kaushika, Siddantha Wedanayake, Areeb Atheek, Basith Nawshard, Shaheen Abdul Gani, Thriyampakan Dhivyakrishnan, Abdul Aziz, Noora Marjan.

Gateway wins hard fought game with Royal to clinch the Alles-Gunasekara cup

Spectators were treated to an exhilarating game of Basketball on Saturday 22 nd as Gateway College Colombo beat defending champions Royal College in a tightly fought contest at the Henry Pedris Basketball Complex. Gateway maintained their lead throughout the thrilling forty minutes, winning the Alles-Gunasekara Trophy 62-57.

The game got off to a quick start with Gateway setting the pace for a 16-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. Gateway dominated the game throughout the second quarter and were securely in the lead at half-time with 34-27. The third and fourth quarters saw Royal College fight back with renewed energy but Gateway remained firmly in control as they clinched the trophy with a convincing display of skill and strategic plays.

Gateway’s Chevaan de Costa was adjudged Most Valuable Player for some fancy footwork and lightning speed on the court which ensured that the ball remained with the team. High scorers for Gateway were Aaron Fonseka(19), Chenuka Kasthuriarachchi(14) and Chevaan de Costa(12).

Royal College fought hard to retain the trophy with both Heshan Hansaka and Ravindra Jayawardene scoring 12 each. However, several missed baskets took the game away from them and sealed victory for Gateway.

In the Under 15 game, Gateway beat Royal (27-21), while the Invitation match between Gateway and Ladies College also went to Gateway with a convincing 19-7.

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