Greyoni Comester wins Best Women Athlete of the Year Award

In a night of celebration and recognition at the University of Moratuwa, Colurs night, Greyoni Comester, a final-year student of the Fashion Design and Product Development degree programme, emerged triumphant as she was awarded the prestigious title of Best Women Athlete of the Year in Athletics.

Greyoni is known for her exceptional prowess on the track and clinched the award due to her

remarkable achievements throughout the academic year. Her dedication and talent were highlighted in various competitions, including the Sri Lanka University Games and the Flying Shoe


Specializing in the 400m hurdles, Greyoni's versatility was evident as she also competed in the 200m, 400m, and various relay events. Her contributions to the University of Moratuwa's athletics team were further highlighted by her role as the team captain, a position she embraced with enthusiasm and leadership.

Expressing her joy and gratitude, Greyoni remarked, "I am thrilled to receive this award, and I owe it to the unwavering support of my family, teachers, lecturers, friends, coaches, the

University Sports Council and my athletic team. Their encouragement has been instrumental in my journey."

Greyoni's athletic journey traces back to her early years, beginning at the age of under 12. She enhanced her skills at Newstead Girls College in Negombo before continuing her education at Holy Family Convent in Wennappuwa for her Advanced Level studies.

Beyond her athletic endeavors, Comester is known for her active involvement in extracurricular activities and academic pursuits. Her ability to balance both athletic and academic commitments speaks volumes about her dedication and discipline.

Furthermore, Greyoni's contributions extend beyond the track as she serves as the Assistant Secretary of the Modern Pentathlon Federation in Sri Lanka, demonstrating her commitment to sports administration and development beyond her university's borders.

Reflecting on her journey, Greyoni remains humble yet proud of her accomplishments. She believes in the power of perseverance and teamwork, emphasizing the importance of collective support in achieving individual success.

As she looks ahead to her future endeavors, Greyoni's win not only celebrates her achievements but also serves as inspiration for aspiring athletes within the University of Moratuwa and beyond. Her journey stands as a testament to the transformative power of passion, hard work, and unwavering determination. We congratulate her on future endeavors.