Five of our Prefects attended the 3rd Sri Lanka Unites Future Leaders Conference, which was held at Trinity College, Kandy from 11th to 13th August, with the main events taking place at the Asgiriya stadium. Over 750 students from all around the country (and one from Korea!) were divided into 30 teams to participate in sporting and cultural activities designed to promote team-building and help students to bridge the ethnic and linguistic divide.It was designed so a boy from Jaffna who spoke no English would find himself playing cricket with a Sinhalese student from the South who hadn’t had a Tamil friend before. Speakers included former UN Under Secretary-General Jayantha Dhanapala and a team of international delegates from countries including South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congratulations to Vimukthi Caldera who won the English Oratory competition at the conference, which had particular prestige as it occurred during the visit of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the conference.

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