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IChO recognizes champions of Int’l Chemistry Olympiad competition

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Students who won the silver and bronze medals at the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) 2022 representing Sri Lanka were recognized at an award ceremony held recently at the IChemC headquarters, Adamantane House in Rajagiriya.

The Chairman of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, Professor Ranjith Senaratne was the Chief Guest and the National Coordinator of the Biology Olympiad, Senior Professor Hiran Amarasekara participated as the Guest of Honour. The event was organized by the Chemistry Olympiad Sri Lanka (COSL) committee of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon (IChemC).

The silver medal winner Nelushi Vithanachchi of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo and the three bronze medalists; Benuljith Mindula Karunarathne of Royal College, Colombo, Vasanthamohan Sasangan of St. Michael’s College, Batticaloa and Ranasinghege Kavinda Chathuranga of Nalanda College, Colombo 10 awarded with the medals, certificates and gifts received from China, the host country of this year’s competition.

Furthermore, the finalists of the National Chemistry Olympiad competition held in May 2022 also received certificates.

“Nelushi Vithanachchi, who won the silver medal in the IChO, is noteworthy for having been accepted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA, the top-ranked university in the world, to pursue higher education,” said IChO, Chairperson Dr. Ireshika De Silva.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 – 01:00

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