In a groundbreaking move, the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka has made history by conducting its first-ever Team Uniform Design Competition in collaboration with the at the University of Moratuwa. This competition aimed to select the official team uniform for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
A distinguished panel of judges, comprising Dr. Ayesha Wickramasinghe, Ms. Prathibani Manthriratne, and Dr. Sumith Gopura, was entrusted with the responsibility of forming strategies for the project, screening its success, evaluation, and selection of winners of this open competition. Dr. Prabod Dharshana Munasinghe coordinated the project from the university's end.
The culmination of this exciting collaboration was marked by a special event held on August 28, 2023, at the Hemasiri Fernando Auditorium of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka. At this event, the winners of the Team Uniform Design Competition were officially recognized, along with the esteemed judges and coordinators who contributed their expertise to the project. This partnership between the National Olympic Committee and the University of Moratuwa not only highlights the significance of integrating fashion into the world of sports but also underscores the commitment of both organizations to fostering creativity and innovation.
It is a proud moment for Sri Lanka as it prepares to showcase its unique team uniform at the prestigious Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. The National Olympic Committee's foray into this competition is a testament to its forward-thinking approach and dedication to promoting excellence in all aspects of sports and athletics. This initiative paves the way for future collaborations that bridge the worlds of sports and fashion, creating exciting opportunities for talented designers and athletes alike.