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Four students from various institutions in Sri Lanka, whose participation was financed by the India-Sri Lanka Foundation, won four awards at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Model United Nations Summit 2010 held at Pilani, Rajasthan from 12-14 February 2010. 

The India-Sri Lanka Foundation (ISLF) is a trust jointly set-up by the governments of Sri Lanka and India, to promote better understanding between the people of the two countries. The ISLF financed the participation of six (06) students from prominent educational institutions in Sri Lanka. 

Mr. Yohan Senarath of Colombo International School won the Best Delegate award at the Security Council, while Mr. Zainul Meeadh of D.S. Senanayake College was presented the Higher Commendation award at the Human Rights Council. The Special Mention award at the General Assembly was given to Ms. Danushka Medawatte of the University of Colombo and the Special Mention award at the Economic and Social Council was given to Mr. Laknath Gunathilake of the University of Kelaniya. 

The Model United Nations Summit is an academic simulation of the United Nations, wherein the students take up the role of delegates of various countries and reflect, deliberate and debate on issues of importance to the world. The event was organized in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre in New Delhi.

 

New Delhi

19 February 2010

 

 

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