The annual Inter Schools Drama Competition conducted by the Council for Business with Britain and supported by the British Council was held for 6 th time this year on 15 th October 2017. The interest and support from schools all over the island was heartening and was an expression of the value of theatre as a medium of education and development of skills as well as a means of fostering team spirit and initiative. The performances were varied, including plays from Shakespeare, the Greek Classics, Oscar Wilde and more modern dramatists. The performances were of a very high standard. The judges for the semi finals were – Indu Dharmasena and Shyam Hettiarachchi. The judges for the finals were Gareth Armstrong, Neluka Silva and Feroze Kamardeen.

The main sponsor for the event was Finlays Colombo and the event was also supported by Norfolk Foods, Senevi Printers, Hilton Colombo Residences, Drama SL, Edinborough Foods, Subway, Varna & Paan Paan. The competition aims to raise funds for an ongoing English Language Teacher Training Programme, to help rural schools in Sri Lanka

The competition was held at the Bishops College Auditorium under the patronage of the Managing Director of Finlays Colombo- Mr Hunter Crawford and the President of the Council for Business with Britain, Mr Karim schadlou. 16 schools took part in the competition. These included outstation schools from Galle, Batticoloa and Kurunegala as well as Negombo. The schools that took part in the Finals were- Mahinda College Galle, St Bridget’s Convent, St Peter’s College and Loyola College. The results were as follows –

The Overall Winner – St Bridget’s Convent

  • 1 st Runner up – Loyola College
  • 2rd Runner up – St Peters College
  • Best Outstation school and 3 rd Runner up– Mahinda College Galle