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“My Campus Story” competition

Sugath Rathnayake wins first place

20 November, 2022

A lecturer at the Foreign Language School of Yunnan University, China, Sugath Rathnayake has won the first place in the international competition “My Campus Story” hosted by the ‘China Daily’.

Sugath Rathnayake

There were 1,474 entries, including 1,078 written works and 396 short videos from international students from 115 countries and regions.

After reviewing these works by an expert panel consisting of university professors and scholars, 91 outstanding works were selected in the preliminary round.

Among those works, 10 first places, 10 second places and 20 third places were awarded.

Two works have also been awarded grand prizes, and another 49 entries have been awarded excellence awards.

The competition was held in English or Chinese dual languages ​​for international students who are studying or have studied in China.

Works were accepted from contestants in three categories namely essays, photos and videos in April.

Rathnayake’s essay was titled “My Chinese University Journey: From the Perspective of a Foreign Teacher.”

He is a lecturer in the Sinhala Studies Department of the Foreign Language School of Yunnan University, and is a former consultant of the Sinhala Service of China Radio International (CRI).

Rathnayake also won the second place in the international story telling competition “China and me five years from now” hosted by ‘China Daily’ and Bank of China last year.

He also won an excellence award from the “Love Yunnan iYunnan” short video and essay competition jointly organised by China’s Yunnan Province People’s Government Information Office, Yunnan People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Yunnan University of Finance and Economics.