Sri Lanka Unites’s office headquarters is becoming increasingly hectic as the last days of preparation commence. Transportation arrangements for the speakers are falling into place, and the final list of schools that will be attending the conference has been compiled. In addition to the previously mentioned schools, Murungahitikanda Vidylaya from the Anuradhapura District in the North Central Province will be providing students as will Kalutara Vidyalaya in the Kalutara District of the Western Province. The Western Province is sending representatives from 7 more schools, and St. Xavier’s Girls College from the Mannar District and Kokuvil Hindu College, St. Patrick’s College, Athiyar Hindu College, Kopay Christian College, Sri Somaskantha College, and Urumpiran Hindu College from the Jaffna District will be coming. The Central Province has responded by sending 5 schools. Highlands College, Holy Trinity College, Nanuoya TMV, and St. Xaviars College represent the Nuweraeliya District while Trinity College is coming from the Kandy District. Work is in progress on organizing all of these students into their dormitories and teams.
The work on the video is coming together excellently. Tom has been working on the team logo animations that represent the friendly competitive side of the conference. Students will be a part of the Colombo Chargers, the Batticoloa Bandits, the Kandy Knights, the Trincomalee Titans, the Polonnaruwa Pirates, the Mannar Maestros, the Jaffna Giants, the Anuradhapura Avengers, the Vayanuyia Vikings, or the Galle Gladiators; though, of course, the teams will not be divided according to the students’ geographical background. The names are only meant to represent the rich diversity of Sri Lanka.