Dharmasoka and Vigneswara are Inter School Quiz Champs: Kingswood and Ajmeer Runners Up
The finals of the Inter School Quiz Competition 2015_16 conducted by CEB with SLBC and the Awards Ceremony was held at the SLFI Auditorium on 16th February 2017 with the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy ,Hon. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, as the Chief Guest. Ambalangoda Dharmasoka College emerged champions in the Sinhala medium competition and Karaweddi J/Vigneswara College emerged the champions in the Tamil competition. Kingswood College Kandy, and Ukuwela Ajmeer National School were the runners up .
This Interschool Quiz Competition was sponsored by CEB with the aim of enhancing the school children’s knowledge on Electricity Generation / Transmission / Distribution, Energy Conservation, Basic Electricity, Electrical Safety etc. In the 2015/16 competition 88 schools from 9 districts competed in the Sinhala medium while 99 schools competed in the Tamil medium. The competition was broadcast in the SLBC City FM Service (89.6, 89.8 MHz) on Sundays at 6.30pm and in the Tamil Thendral Service (104.7, 104.9 MHz ) on Saturdays at 6.30pm.
This competition, which started in 2014, held in two stages, covered almost the entire island in both media by end 2016. The Finals and the Awards Ceremony of the 1st stage was held in 2014. The programme was organized with the blessings of the Education department. The finalists were awarded valuable laptop computers by CEB while the schools that participated in the semi and quarter finals s too were given valuable gifts. Even the students who participated in the preliminary rounds too were encouraged with suitable gifts.