Team ‘Minions’

Kicking off 99XT – Game Of Thrones, ‘Mentalists’: a quiz competition, took place on 5thSeptember 2013 at company premises with the immense effort of the sports committee. Being the first of a tri-event tournament, ‘Mentalists’ surely tested the memory capacity, team mentality and day-to-day awareness of the X’ians.


X’ians were separated into 4 teams, ‘Ai Awulda’, ‘Minions’, ‘Okkoma Hari’ and ‘Pirates of 99X’, ably led by Lasantha Bandara, Kalanamith Mannapperuma, Asanka Nissanka and Nipuna  Silva.
Team ‘Ai Awulda’

The Competition started off with the playing of a short video intro to the tournament and to the teams participating. Shortly afterwards , Hasanga Abeyrathne delivered a short speech welcoming the quiz teams and other participants to the event. Adding more color to the evening, Rangitha Kuruppu and Malshani Nanayakkara did a superb job in hosting the competition on behalf of the sports committee.

Quiz teams for Mentalists’ consisted of 6 members from each team. The teams were as follows;

Ai Awulda
Minions
Okkoma Hari
Pirates of 99X
Sukhitha Jayathilaka
Suranga Bandara
Sudath Thenuwara
Tharindu Fernando
Dilan Warnakulasooriya
Thilok Gunawardena
Manosha Silva
Rosita De Rose
Helani Wanniarachchi
Sameera Gunasinghe
Janith Perera
Krishnakripa Jayakumar
Mujahid Mohamed
Buddhika Prabodini
Sabry Moulana
Sachich Perera
Dushantha Ranwala
Tharinda Liyanage
Dilani Bernadeth
Jayanga Wagaarachchi
Arshad Nadheem
Gayan Mannapperuma
Achini Adikari
Navaka Navarathne

Team ‘Pirates’

The competition consisted of 5 rounds. The team members were expected to answer questions in 3 rounds and the audience of the particular team were also able to assist their team by answering questions on behalf of their team for the rest of the 2 rounds  There were 10 questions in the ‘team only category and 3 questions in the ‘all category. At the end of each round, the audience was given a question which carried no marks,but to make the competition more interesting and to engage all the participants in the event.


At the end of the 5th round, ‘Pirates’ emerged victorious by scoring 24 points. ‘Minions’, ‘Okkoma Hari’ and ‘Ai Awulda’ were right behind them scoring 21, 19 and 17 points respectively. According to tournament regulations, points are distributed among teams for each event as follows.

Team ‘Okkoma Hari’
  • Winning team – 40 points
  • 2nd  place – 30 points
  • 3rd  place – 20 points
  • 4th  Place – 10 points

Hence, at the end of round 1 of ’99XT – Game of Thrones’, the ‘Pirates of 99X’have grabbed an early lead setting a stiff challenge to the other participating teams.


Mentalists‘ concluded by giving a great start to a chain of events, inspiring X’ians to be the best they can be. Kudos to the Sports Committee of 2013;
  • Arshad Nadeem
  • Chathuranga Bandara
  • Dhammika Sriyananda
  • Dilani Bernadeth
  • Geethanga Amarasinghe
  • Hasanga Abayaratne
  • Helani Wanniarachchi
  • Janidu Wanigasuriya
  • Manosha Silva
  • Mohammed Mujahid
  • Prasath Mahalingam
  • Shan Udugampola
  • Yasith Perera
for organizing such a marvelous event and for the effort they are putting into it. Keep in touch, we’ll be back with more ’99XT – Game Of Thrones’ updates!.