Left for Thailand to attend the International Olympiad on Astronomy
Students who won the first five places at the first Sri Lankan
Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad left for Thailand on Thursday to
attend the first International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics
which began in Chiang Mai, Thailand yesterday. It will be held until
The first Sri Lankan Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics was
organised as a joint effort of the Institute of Physics Sri Lanka and
the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies.
The first to fifth places of the first Sri Lankan Olympiad on
Astronomy and Astrophysics were won by Bungiriye Devinda Shameera
Muthusinghe (Nalanda College, Colombo), G. D. Ashan Ariyawansa (Nalanda
College, Colombo), Chamitha Mahendra Rathnayake (Dharmaraja College,
Kandy), Jayasinghage Rajith Gihan Perera (De Mazenod College, Kandana)
and Yasith Mathangasinghe (Dharmaraja College, Kandy).
They received two Gold and three Silver medals at an awards ceremony
organised by the Science and Technology Ministry and National Science
Foundation at the BMICH.
The Sri Lankan team headed by the Dr. Chandana Jayaratne, national
coordinator received training at the Arthur C. Clarke Institute’s