Sri Lanka, first runners-up in World Schools Debating Championship 2020
Canada beat Sri Lanka to win the online World School Debating Championship 2020, while Sri Lanka was named the best ESL (English was a second language) team.
Accordingly, Sri Lanka National Debate Team emerged as the first runner-up in the final of the Championship, which was attended by 68 nations.
Sri Lanka’s Shalem Sumanthiran won the seventh place in the best ESL Speakers’ category.
The six-member team consists of Janul de Silva and Shalem Sumanthiran from Royal College Colombo, Rahul de Silva and Jasmine Markandu from the Colombo International School, Chanidu Ratnayake from Ananda College Colombo and Reiha Wimalasekera from ladies’ College Colombo.
Sanjith Dias and Kithmina Hewage are the coaches of the National Debate Team of Sri Lanka.
Team Sri Lanka qualified for the final after defeating Team Ireland 7-0 in the semi-final.
The Championships is an annual English-language debating tournament for high school-level teams representing different countries in the world.
(Source: Daily Mirror)
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well one sri lanka but the sorry state is there was only one girl when our girls are known to over come them by their talk
Welcome girls & boys. You have done SL proud. Thank you for bringing some good news amongst all the bad news that is going around the whole world.
Debating ? Well you will end up like our politicians, nothing but arguing. If we attach electric generators all of your mouths it will produce enough electricity run a medium size factory. Give up these silly things boys and girls do some thing positive instead wasting time doing this silly things. These things don’t bring food to your table.
Answering to your comment Mr. Ranjith,
It’s better everybody can learn to appreciate student leaders, the skills they have achieved through hard work for years, it’s not arguing with people or generating electricity, it’s they learn the current crisis and giving solutions for those. Selfish people will mind their own work. We need to be proud with these kids and their effort to make the country proud. I’m really sorry.
Miss Kumudini Weerasinghe . So let me hear the solutions they found for solve the current crisis facing this country by debating. Hope they want end up on blocking the roads demonstrations and pleading for a job from the government because they waste their time debating instead of learning trade.
If you can check with the topics they faced throughout the debating you can find how much reference and reading they have done regarding current crisis and how they have developed empathy. They put others shoes and see the world. They will be responsible for themselves as well as for others too in countless attempts compared to other students who just study curriculum related books competitively to pass exams and those are the ones responsible for blocking the road as you mentioned.
So Kumuduni have they found a solution for the current crisis after so much research and reading or just a wild witch hunt. By the way are you in this so called debating team?