St Sebastian's student wins HelpAge short story writing contest
The award presentation of the All Island School Short Story Writing
Competition 2011 conducted by HelpAge Sri Lanka with the support of the
education sector took place at Gotami Balika Vidyalaya Auditorium,
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa who was the chief guest and HelpAge Sri
Lanka officials distributed prizes and awards.
Most competitors had selected the theme 'Treating elders with honour
The winner in the competition's senior division was Niresh Fernando
of St Sebastian's College, Moratuwa while Ayodya Bandara Perera of
Bishop's College, Colombo won the second place. The winner in the junior
division was Sarah Nisthar of Hillwood College, Kandy while Rosemary
Ganegoda of President's College, Embilipitiya was placed second.
Former chairman and advisory consultant of HelpAge Leel Gunesekara,
HelpAge chairman Tilak de Zoysa, HelpAge Youth Education Division
director G C Mendis, Gothami Balika Vidyalaya Principal Soma Munasinghe,
writer Sybil Wettasinghe and HelpAge executive director Nimal Alatunge