The Annual Athletic Meet of St. Peter’s College, Colombo 04 – Gampaha Branch was held on 25th January, 2019 at the college grounds. The chief guest of the event was Mr. S. K. Mallawarachchi, the Zonal Education Director of the Minuwangoda Educational Zone. The Guest of Honour of the event was Commander E. Milan Randika Silva, the Deputy Director Sports of Sri Lanka Navy.
The event started by welcoming Mr. S. K. Mallawarachchi who was the Chief Guest of the event, by the Director Rev. Fr. Jayashantha Sovis, Priest In-charge of the Primary Rev. Fr. Nadeeka Manchanayake, Deputy Principal Mr. Mathew Bernard, the Prefect of Games Mr. Gamini Jayantha Lal, the house Mistresses and the house masters with the College Western Band.
After the flag hoisting ceremony, the Olympic torch was lighten by the College Athletic Captain together with the four athletic captains of the houses, Anthony, Morice, Nicholous and Peter. The Finals of the athletic events took place after that. A drill display took place in between some events which was performed by the students of Grade six and seven who were trained under Mrs. Shanika Jansz, and the respective class teachers.
The Guest of Honour, Commander E. Milan Randika Silva was welcomed again by the Rev. Fr. Director and the teachers with the College Western Band and the Cadet Troop.
A Taekwondo display took place after some more athletic events. The teachers and parents also participated in some running events. Then Cadet troop did a Drill Display which was Accompanied by the Cadet Band of the Veyangoda Central.
The closing Ceremony took place with the command of the College Deputy Head Prefect. The march past of the closing ceremony was lead by the College Western band. The squads of the four houses followed the western band.
Rev. Fr. Director and the Guest of Honour addressed the gathering after the march past. The Challenge trophies, trophies for the best performers, best house hut and the best march past were distributed after that. At the end, Very Rev. Fr. Joe E. Wickramasinghe Memorial Challenge Trophy for Championship was Awarded for the Wining house, the Anthony house for the year 2019 by the Guest of Honour, Rev. Fr. Director and the Prefect of Games. That marked the end of the Athletic Meet for the year 2019.
1st Place – Anthony house – 202 points
2nd Place – Peter House – 167 point
3rd Place – Nicholous House – 122 points
4th Place – Maurice House – 107 points
U-12 – Mas. A. Senesh Adithya Silva (Nicholous House)
U-14 – Mas L Radeesha Nethum (Anthony House)
U-16 – Mas Ravindu Yasas (Anthony House) / Mas Shehan Dias (Nicholous House)
U-18 – Shevon Nirmal (Nicholous House) / Thimira Chinthana (Anthony House)
U-20 – Chithma Bihara (Peter house)
Field Events – Mas. Jayan Mihisara (Anthony House)
Trach Events – Mas. Shehan Dias (Nicholous House)
Best House Hut – Maurice house
Best March Past – Maurice house