Sri Lanka University Games- SLUG

Sri Lanka University Games- SLUG

The first Sri Lanka University Games, popularly known as SLUG, was held from16 to 24 in March1980 at the University of Peradeniya.

The founder of this important event was Mr. Lesley Handunge, the former Director of Physical Education, University of Peradeniya. Mr. Lesley Handunge, a proud product of University of Peradeniya was a skilled sportsman who had represented Sri Lanka twice in boxing at Olympic Games. Moreover, he led the Sri Lankan team at the World University Sports Festival at a number of international sports festivals. Mr. Handunge organized a sports fiesta among universities following the standards and the traditions of Olympic Games. Since then Sri Lankan universities have continued organizing this major event once in three years

An overview of SLUG from its inception

Organizing University
Year
University of Peradeniya
1980
University of Colombo
1983
University of Kelaniya
1986
-Not Conducted-
1989
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
1992
University of Moratuwa
1995
University of Ruhuna
1998
University of Peradeniya
2001
University of Colombo
2004
University of Kelaniya
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
2010
University of Moratuwa
2013
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
2016

Only 06 universities participated at the First Sri Lanka University Games held in 1980 at the University of Peradeniya. The growth in the number of participants over the years is as follows.