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The International Schools’ Athletic Championships (ISAC) that commenced in 2001 has now established itself as the flagship sporting event in the school calendar of the International Schools in Sri Lanka. The ISAC 2016 has special significance for the hosts as this will be the seventh time it will be conducted by Lyceum Nugegoda after taking over the management of this challenging meet since 2004.

The ISAC 2016 is scheduled to be held on March 4, 5 and 6 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama, from 8.00am to 6.00pm each day. Though Lyceum International School Nugegoda have played host to this prestigious event, it is the brainchild of the founder late R. I. T. Alles. Lyceum took over the reins from Gateway College, in 2004 and continued hosting the event every three years. At the closing ceremony of ISAC 2015 once again Lyceum took over to serve as the official organiser of ISAC 2016.

Athletic Federation Competition Rules, and will include electronic timing and measurements. Around 3000 athletes from 24 International Schools will compete in 130 events, for boys and girls. There will be over 300 officials who will conduct the competition under the rules of the Amateur Athletic Association of Sri Lanka. Over 20,000 spectators including students, parents and relatives, staff members of all TISSSL member schools and cheering squads of participating schools are expected to be present.

Kumari Grero, the Director and Coordinating Principal of the Lyceum International Schools said that, “since the launching of ISAC, not only TISSL schools nurtured skilled athletes but also well balanced global citizens. Over the years the event has been elevated to international standards and the ISAC, acquired the status of an important national event.”

During the 15 years existence of the ISAC, the standard of Athletics among TISSL affiliated international schools have advanced to an extent where, they can produce skilled, professional athletes to represent Sri Lanka at competitive track and field athletic championship events abroad.

It is encouraging to see a few esteemed service providers both in higher education and the consumer market come forward to sponsor, an event of this magnitude and contribute to the overall development of pupils to be allrounders by sharpening their skills related to sports.

The esteemed sponsors have been supporting extra-curricular activities of this nature, in its bid to promote healthy minds in a healthy body, with special relevance to leadership. In turn we are in the process of promoting their good services and products to the target market. Lyceum Nugegoda, the official organisers of ISAC 2016 on behalf of TISSL firmly believe, that sponsorship is a business relationship and should be mutually beneficial to the sponsoring company and the beneficiaries as well.

ISAC 2016 will be conducted in accordance with TISSL rules and regulations and the International

The Championships event is fully computerized with web based entries to instantly access results and scores over the Internet through the ISAC website http://isac.lyceum.lk designed and developed by the Department of Information Technology of Lyceum International school. This dedicated website will provide all necessary information including past meet records and a full list of competitors for this year’s meet. All athletes participating at the ISAC 2016, will carry a common Identity Card issued by TISSL, the governing body coordinating International schools in Sri Lanka.
The participating schools at the ISAC 2016 are Asian International School, Alethea International School, Belvoir College International, The British School in Colombo, Burhani Serendib School, Colombo International School – Colombo, Colombo International School – Kandy, College of World Education, Elizabeth Moir International School, Gateway College – Colombo, Gateway College – Kandy, Ilma International Girls School, Leeds International School, Lyceum International School – Nugegoda, Lyceum International School – Panadura, Lyceum International School – Ratnapura, Lyceum International School- Wattala, Leighton Park International School, OKI International School, The Overseas School of Colombo, Regent International College, Royal Institute – Colombo, Stafford International School and Wycherley International School.
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