The Annual Awards Day of Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha (SSLSD) was held on 22nd January 2016 at Qatar University Auditorium. It was graced by Honourable Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella who was Chief Guest at the ceremony. The delegation also included Mrs. Kiriella, Advisor to the President Dr. Wickrema Weerasooria and Secretary to the Minister Mr. Chandrapala Dissanayake.
This prestigious event in the school calendar recognizes and rewards the academic achievements and sporting prowess of the students. For the first time, the ceremony acknowledged the Best All-Round Student for academic year 2014/2015 in order to encourage and motivate students to lead a well-balanced school life. Accordingly, Shahareen Yenushka Aponso, who pursues higher education at Aviation College in Sri Lanka, received the honour.
This year’s ceremony became extra special owing to the Honourable Minister’s presence and more so due to his pledge to support SSLSD to build the ‘purpose-built dream school’. Upon obtaining a lease for land by the Government of the State of Qatar, SSLSD is now on the road to securing a premise of their own. During the ceremony, Dr. Wickrema Weerasooria mentioned that, under the prudent guidance of the Minister, he too will rally round the necessary human resources in order to complete this project.