Aug 02, 2020

SL to face Canada at World Schools Debating final today Featured

The National Debate Team of Sri Lanka will face Team Canada today (02) at the final of the World Schools Debating Championship.

The final will commence at 7.00pm (SL time) on Sunday.

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.

They are coached by Sanjith Dias and Kithmina Hewage.

Sri Lanka qualified for the final after defeating Team Ireland 7-0 in the semi-final.

The World Schools Debating Championship is the World Cup of English debating at school level with each country being represented by one team.

The tournament, which was supposed to be held in Mexico, is being held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sixty eight countries are said to have participated in the championship this year.