The British Council Sri Lanka awarded six exceptional IELTS students from across the country with the promise of a superior university education, at the British Council’s IELTS Prize awards ceremony 2023 held at the British Council library in Colombo on Monday 27 November.
The winners were awarded up to £5,000 which would go towards their university tuition fees in English-speaking universities from across the world – helping ambitious young people turn their academic dreams into reality.
The annual competition is open to students who have applied for undergraduate or postgraduate studies -locally or overseas- through IELTS, with plans to commence their courses from January 2023 to March 2024. This year’s competition was open to IELTS-takers living in Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal.
Following a rigorous application and selection, process six winners from Sri Lanka were awarded the highly coveted cash prize :
1st Prize – Suhashie Thalgaspitiya
2nd prize – Dileepa Gamage
2nd prize – Raveesha Wickramasinghe
3rd prize – Kushadini Mallawaarachchi
3rd prize – Mohammed Raslan
3rd prize – Benjamin Tharmaratnam
Orlando Edwards, Director of British Council Sri Lanka was present at the ceremony to hand over the awards and also congratulate the winners on a job well done. “As well as facilitating students’ academic pursuits in worldclass educational institutions, the IELTS Prize grants them the freedom to travel to new countries, immerse themselves in new cultures, and become part of a global IELTS community,” he said. Future applicants from Sri Lanka who wish to find out more information about the prize, the application process, and review frequently asked questions, should visit: https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/take-ielts/study-work-abroad/ielts-prize