Congratulations to the Sri Lankan Earth Science Olympiad Team
The international Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) competition was just concluded at Mie, Japan on 27th August 2016. Our team arrived at the Bandaranayake International Airport by 11.00 am on the 28th August.
The GSSL is very happy to inform you that the Sri Lankan team has won two GOLD medals for group competitions and one BRONZE medal for written examination. The gold medal was won for the International Team Field Investigation (ITFI) competition led by Ashini Kurera (Her contribution to the team was 80% according to the judges). The other gold medal is for the Earth Science Project (ESP) competition led by Amashi Niwarathne (Her contribution to the team was 80% according to the judgers). Sasmitha Waidyathilleke won a bronze medal for the written exanimation of the International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) competition.
The Sri Lankan team comprised of four students in biological and physical sciences (Advanced Level) and they did not have an opportunity to learn Earth Science thoroughly in their school curriculum unlike participants from other countries. After giving a short training within a one month period by the GSSL, our team was able to perform well at this international competition. We consider this as a great achievement. The GSSL thanks to all resource persons who trained the students, the National Earth Science Olympiad Committee of the GSSL for organizing this activity tremendously and, the Sri Lankan team including mentors for their collective work and commitment. The GSSL congratulates to the medalists for their great achievement. The GSSL wishes the four students a very bright future.
Sri Lankan team with two mentors and the observer
Introducing the Sri Lankan team.
Introducing Sri Lankan traditional dances at the cultural event
Sri Lankan team at the center of the competition.
Closing Ceremony awarding medals
Sri Lankan team has won two GOLD medals for group competitions and one BRONZE medal for written examination
2016 Winners of the Earth Science Olympiad Competition
Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL) organizes, annually, National Earth Science Olympiad Competition among advance level students to raise student interest and public awareness towards Earth Science education. The competition tests students’ ability in disciplines such as geology, meteorology, environmental science, geography and astronomy. Winners are awarded with medals and certificates at annual technical sessions of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka and the best four students are sent to the International Earth Science Olympiad Competition. This time, 2016 Winners will be participating the international competition from 20th to 27th August 2016 at Mie city in Japan.
Geological Society of Sri Lanka congratulates the Winners of 2016 and wishes them good luck. We hope you will be able to bring honor to our country by winning the International Earth Science Olympiad Competition.
Starting from left Miss Keishini Navamani (Hillwood College, Kandy), Miss Ashini Kurera (Maliyadeva Girls Collage, Kurunegala), Miss Amashi Niwarathne (Vihsaka Vidyalaya, Colombo) and Master Sasmitha Waidyathilleke (Trinity College, Kandy).