30 November - 9 December 2007 - Thailand

1st International Olympiad on Astronomy & Astrophysics

The five best students selected from the 1st Sri Lankan Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad left the country on November 29th to attend 1st International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from November 30 to December 9, 2007. The team was headed by the National Coordinator Dr. Chandana Jayaratne. Sri Lankan Olympiad was organized as a joint effort of the Institute of Physics Sri Lanka and the Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies.

Following five students from Sri Lanka participated in the 2007 IOAA.

Mr. Bungiriye Devinda Shameera Muthusinghe

Nalanda College – Colombo

Mr. G D Ashan Ariyawansa

Nalanda College – Colombo

Mr. Chamitha Mahendra Rathnayake

Dhrmaraja College – Kandy

Mr. Jayasinghage Rajith Gihan Perera

De Mazaned College – Kndana

Mr Yasith Mathangasinghe

Dharmaraja College – Kandy

The following three students received honorable mention awards at the IOAA 2007.

Bungiriye Devinda Shameera Muthusinghe

Chamitha Mahendra Rathnayake

G D Ashan Ariyawansa.