Sri Lanka wins a Bronze Medal at International Biology Olympiad held in Portugal

Sumadu Senadeera of St. Joseph’s Balika college Kegalle won a Bronze Medal at International Biology Olympiad Competition for Sri Lanka. 32nd International Biology Olympiad 2021 was conducted from Lisbon Portugal from July 18-23. Due to COVID-19 global pandemic, this competition was held as an online examination. Theoretical and practical examinations of this competition was held at University of Sri Jayewardenepura on 19th and 21st July 2021.

Sumadu Senadeera (St Joseph’s Balika, Keglle), Methma Wijesinghe (Sangamittha Balika, Galle), Pamoda Perera (Ananda College, Colombo)
and Ruchini Niwarthana (Pushpadana Girls’ College, Kandy) were selected to represent Sri Lanka by Institute of Biology Sri Lanka based on Islandwide Examination held in September last year among 2020 Advanced Level students.

Prof Hiran Amarasekera, Prof Nissanka De Silva and Prof. M. J. S. Wijeyaratne participated as Jury members while Professors from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo and Kelaniya trained the students for the competition.

IBO is the premier high school biology student competition worldwide, and students from 70 countries participated this competition. The IBO aims to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders in the life sciences

Photograph from the left
1) Sumadu Senadeera – St.Joseph’s Balika Kegalle
2) Methma Wijesinghe – Sanghamittha balika vidyalaya,Galle
3) Ruchini Niwarthana – K/Pushpadana Girls’ College, Kandy
4) Pamoda Jayasanka Perera – Ananda College, Colombo