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World Schools Debating Championship from July 23 to August 2, 2019

The World Schools Debating Championship 2019 will be held in Colombo from July 23 to August 2, 2019 hosted by the Debaters’ Council of Sri Lanka. Co-convener of the Debaters’ Council Kithmina Hewage stated it was a matter to be proud that Sri Lanka becomes the First South Asian Country to host the World Schools Debating Championship.

He was addressing a press conference held at Temple Trees. Hewage said the 10-day World Schools Debating Championship, an annual event, will see 1,000 participants. Of them, 500 plus would be international participants from 55 countries. He added that around 80 international adjudicators would participate in the event.

The world leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Tony Blair and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have been the patrons of the event in their respective countries.