Monday, 30 September 2013 00:40
The Colombo International School (CIS) emerged winners at the Sri Lanka Model United Nations conference held last month, marking their sixth consecutive year of victory. The team of 24, led by CIS MUN President and Student Coordinator Eran Fernando and CIS MUN Secretaries and assistant Student Coordinators, Keshya Amarasinghe and Adnan Jafferjee, bagged many awards including 2 Best Delegates, 6 Higher Commendations and Award for Best Foreign Policy Statement, culminating in the Best School Award.
CIS has won this coveted award since the inception of SLMUN. SLMUN is a simulation of the UN and it provides a platform for youth all over Sri Lanka and South East Asia to voice their opinions regarding various issues that encompass the globe, while exercising and cultivating their skills in leadership and diplomacy. The CIS delegation confirms that the culture of the school that fosters a holistic education – building awareness of the global community and nurturing leadership as well as teamwork – has been the key to their continued success.
Speaking on behalf of the delegation, CIS students Eran Fernando and Keshya Amerasinghe said, “The secret to winning six consecutive times isn’t necessarily having the most compelling speakers or the most research. What distinguishes the CIS delegation from any other delegation is the collective ambition with which the whole delegation works. Everyone knows what they need to do and that they need to perform to do that. Every delegate in the CIS delegation is a victor and that inspires our delegates in a way that is, evidently, pretty special.”