Bandarawela Thomians introduced to Teqball

The coach and master in charge of soccer, Mr. G. Praba along with students S. Abisharman, V. Nigilesh and M. Shahil participated in a workshop organized by the Teqball Federation of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Military Academy to promote Teqball on the 3rd of October 2020 at St. Joseph’s College Bandarawela.

For more details of the event, visit: http://www.army.lk/news/teqball-game-introduced-bandarawela-soccer-players

The curved teqball table is unique to this sport. It measures 3 m in length and is 1.7 m wide with the highest point at 0.76 m in the middle of the playing surface where the net is installed separating the surface into two parts. The two outer edges of the width are 0.565 m above the ground.

Teqball is a ball sport that is played on a curved table, combining elements of soccer and table tennis. Back and forth, the players hit a soccer ball with any part of the body except arms and hands. Teqball can be played between two players as a singles game, or between four players as a doubles game too. The game is represented at an international level by the International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ). A number of world-class footballers have been attracted by the game, and after being added to the programmes for the 2021 Asian Beach Games and the African Beach Games, the sport is now aiming for Olympic inclusion. This game has been introduced to Sri Lanka with the aim of players to take part in the Asian Beach Games. Hence they are planning to organize tournaments in the island to select the National Pool.

Athletes excel in Sri Lanka Military Academy Sports Meet 2020

A team of athletes from S. Thomas’ College, Bandarawela participated at the Sri Lanka Military Academy Sports Meet held at the Polo Grounds, Diyatalawa on October 3rd, 2020.  

Our team won 1st place in the school event and 2nd place in the open event. The relay team members were as follows:

  • Krisho Ashokan
  • Supun Senavirathna
  • Kavindu Nimesha
  • Bathiya Liyanaracchchi

Savith wins "The Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer" - Division 3

Savith Basnayake of S. Thomas' College, Bandarawela was awarded "The Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer" - Division 3 by beating Prabudda Premalal of Ibbagamuwa Central College, Ibbagamuwa at the final quest on September 27, 2020.

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Invention of an automatic hand sanitizer by Asala Gajanayaka

Asala Gajanayaka, a grade 7 student of S. Thomas’ College, Bandarawela invented an automatic hand sanitizer by combining inexpensive material and the Arduino programming language.

In this video, the Headmaster, Rev. Christopher Balraj speaks to Asala on his creative and timely invention.

The middle school supervisor, Mrs. Maheeka Gunasekera and class teacher Ms. Chathurangi Bandara commended the student for his outstanding invention and stressed that Asala was an intelligent and hard working student.

Asala's invention was also shown to His Excellency President Gotabaya Rajapaska in Badulla and was televised in the national news station.

Prior to this invention, Asala also successfully produced an automated handwriting machine.

National Youth Meet 2020

The athletics team from S. Thomas' College Bandarawela participated at the National Youth Meet 2020 held on 19th September 2020 at the Dharmasoka grounds, Bandarawela.  They also took part in the GS meet on the 26th of September at the same venue.

In both meets, our athletes fared well and emerged 1st in the 4 x 100M relay.  The relay team members were as follows:

  • Krisho Ashokan
  • Supun Senavirathna
  • Kavindu Nimesha
  • Bathiya Liyanaracchchi