The graduation ceremonies of all Gateway Colleges were held recently in leading hotels in Colombo, Kandy and Negombo. The solemn and moving ceremonies marked an important milestone in the lives of the graduating students and were a fitting farewell to the Batch of 2022 who were challenged in numerous ways during the last two and a half years.
The overall performance of the Graduating Classes of 2022 of Gateway Colleges Colombo, Kandy, Negombo and Dehiwala has been extremely good with many qualifying for Edexcel High Achiever Awards. Thenula Hennayake and Pehan Amarathunge (5 A*s), Sesath Udukalage, Mizuki Silva, Salini Lokuhewage, Keshiha Kugathasan, Sanara Thenuwara, Arshath Hanifa, Uzman Jiffry, Januthrika Rajendran, Shakya Perera (4 A*s), Dewan Obadage, Arani Weerawardena, Mandinu Perera, Themiya Gurusinghe, Abhaya Jayasinghe, Fathima Yeshfa, Achchaya Sasikumar, Uzman Zawahir, Krishan Sockkalingam, Nima Deen and Sanduli Premarathne (3 A*s) who have just received their AL results will qualify for Edexcel High Achiever Awards.
Many Gateway students have secured places in some of the best Universities in Australia, the USA, UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and Japan. These Universities include the G8 Universities in Australia and the Russel Group in the UK. There are many students who have received handsome scholarships, some up to 100% from very reputed Universities.
The speeches and the presentations made at all ceremonies displayed the talent and confidence of the Gateway students. Besides the achievements in academics and co-curricular activities, what was deeply evident in the graduates was their humility and simplicity. It was very touching to see the young people ending the formal proceedings by paying homage to their parents and the teachers.