The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards Ceremony.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards was founded by Prince Phillip, His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT in 1956 with the intention of empowering Youth after the Second World War. This concept was introduced to Sri Lanka in the early stages of the ’80s during the visit of Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in Sri Lanka. Currently, youths around Sri Lanka have been awarded Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards. This program aims to build a Youth community with the ability to face the globe with strong leadership qualities. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Ceremony was held today (26) at the Duncan White Auditorium of the Ministry of Youth & Sports with the participation of Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, the minister of Youth & Sports, Mr. Kapila Perera, the Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Damitha Wickramasinghe, the Chairman/ Director General of the National Youth Services Council, National Director of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award-Sri Lanka and with other distinguished guests.