Sri Lankan Ambassador Azmi Thassim addressing the convocation ceremony at the Sri Lankan International School in Riyadh on Saturday

Riyadh "Riyadh Daily"
40 students graduate from SLISR at the convocation ceremony

A total of 40 students graduated from the Sri Lankan International School in Riyadh (SLISR) amidst ovation from their parents and well-wishers on Saturday.

The graduation ceremony, held at the Holiday Inn - Al-Qasr, Hotel in the capital was attended by the staff and students of the school, parents , well-wishers and Deputy Chief of Nepal embassy here Anand Sharma, who is also a parent of the school.

In his welcome address, the school principal,  Amanulla Salih outlined the activities of the school during the past one year and also pointed out that the school students came out with commendable results from the Pearson EDEXCEL A Level examination .

Wishing the students, who have successfully completed their school career , Sri Lankan Ambassador Azmi Thassim , who is also the patron of the school said that they should do well in their higher studies and urged them to  become professionals in fields of their choice. “The school had a good record of producing professionals in various fields of disciplines,” the envoy said, hoping that these students excel in their fields of studies.

Group of students who were graduating at the ceremony.

Chairman of the Board of Management of the school Imran Haroon told Riyadh Daily that the institution which was established 30 years ago, has nearly 1,000 students on roll.

He pointed out that most of the students who have passed out from the school have joined medical, engineering, accounting and media fields in different parts of the globe. “ We are really happy for them and we expect similar performance from the students who had passed out from this convocation ceremony,” Haroon added .

The school was founded by Abboucker Lebbe Hashim, former ambassador of Sri Lanka in Riyadh during his tenure in the Kingdom.

Ambassaor Hashim, who felt the urgent need of separate community of Sri Lankan expatriates in the city, garnered the support of a few senior Sri Lankan expatriates such as Yaseen Marikar, regional manager of the engineering division at the Intercontinental Hotel, Razeen Salih, gem merchant in Riyadh who became a Guinness Book record holder following the purchase of the most expensive Blue Sapphire in the world, Lawyer Amin Yusuf , former Vice President of Samba, Saifudeen Thassim, Muhshin Ismail from the Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital,Mohamed Anver, M B M Yusuf from the Riyadh conference Palace and Aflal Salih senior executive at the Sabb. 

Section of the audience

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