We are proud to announce that Master Rahal Walisundara, from the 2022 batch, has been chosen to represent Sri Lanka at the prestigious International Biology Olympiad Competition 2023.
Rahal’s remarkable achievement came after securing the first-place position in the final round of the Sri Lanka Biology Olympiad (SLBO). This outstanding performance led to his selection as Sri Lanka’s representative at the highly anticipated International Biology Olympiad Competition (IBO) 2023. The IBO is scheduled to be held at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al-Ain, UAE, from July 3rd to July 11th.
Accompanied by the top four students, including Rahal, the Sri Lankan team will depart for the UAE on July 2nd to participate in the IBO. This global event draws students and jury members from over 80 countries, making it a highly prestigious competition in the field of biology.
Rahal’s journey to this remarkable achievement began when he applied for the SLBO in 2022. In the initial round, he secured a silver medal, showcasing his exceptional skills and knowledge in the subject. Subsequently, gold and silver medalists competed in the final round held at Sri Jayawardanapura University in Colombo, where Rahal emerged victorious, claiming the first-place position among all gold and silver medalists.
The SLBO competition is renowned across the country, attracting thousands of students from various regions. Rahal’s exceptional performance in this challenging contest is a testament to his dedication and academic prowess. The Biology Olympiad competition goes beyond the scope of the local GCE A/L syllabus, emphasizing critical thinking and practical aspects of biology.
Trinity College congratulates Rahal Walisundara on this extraordinary achievement and wishes him the very best as he represents Sri Lanka at the International Biology Olympiad 2023. Rahal’s success serves as an inspiration to students across the country, highlighting the importance of perseverance and scholarly pursuit in the field of biology.
For more information, please visit: International Biology Olympiad (ibo-info.org)