Sri Lanka Economics and Finance Olympiad 2024

SLEFO provides school students under 20 the valuable opportunity to showcase their knowledge in economics/finance and represent Sri Lanka at the International Economics Olympiad, the world championship in economics.Winners of SLEFO will also receive valuable medals and certificates.Round 1: April 27th, 2024 from 10 am to 11.30 am
Round 2: May 24th, 2024 from 9 am to 12 noon

SLEFO 2023

The first round of the Sri Lanka Economics and Finance Olympiad 2023 was be held online on March 11th, 2023 from 10 am to 11.30 am. The contest consisted of a multiple-choice question (MCQ) paper in economics and finance topics.Top scorers of the first round were invited to the second round which consists of MCQs and essay questions in economics and finance. The second round was held on April 22nd, 2023 from 9 am to 12 noon. Students reaching the second round will receive merit certificates, while those selected to the team will be awarded medals.The five students who get the highest scores at the second round were selected as the Sri Lankan team for the International Economics Olympiad 2023, which will be held in August in Suzhou, China.To be eligible for SLEFO, you must be
- a Sri Lankan citizen
- born on or after 1st July 2003
- currently enrolled in a Sri Lankan school
- have not taken any coursework at a university

The IEO

The International Economics Olympiad is the world championship competition in economics and business for high school students.
It is held every year in a different country, with the 2023 edition being held in Suzhou, China.
Visit the IEO official website for more information.

Why should you participate?

- Participating and/or winning awards at an international olympiad is an extremely valuable achievement!
- IEO attracts young economists and future business leaders from all over the world, and is a great opportunity to build your network.
- You can immerse yourself in a foreign culture.
- SLEFO participants will receive certificates and medals for their performances.
- You can gain experience on solving complex business problems in a team setting.

SLEFO 2022

The Sri Lanka Economics and Finance Olympiad 2022 was held on May 14th.The following team represented Sri Lanka at the International Economics Olympiad 2022 hosted by China.

Team Leader A

Shenal Santhush Kotuwewatta

NameSchool
🥉 Luchitha Disal PathiranaRoyal College, Colombo
Vidarsha PereraMusaeus College, Colombo
Anupa De SilvaRoyal College, Colombo
Shazna ShamilSt. Bridget's Convent, Colombo
Dasun ThrimawithanaSt. Benedict's College, Colombo

SLEO 2021

The Sri Lanka Economics Olympiad 2021 was held on June 22nd.The following team represented Sri Lanka at the International Economics Olympiad 2021 hosted by Latvia.

Team Leader A

Shenal Santhush Kotuwewatta

NameSchool
🥉 Mihan Dimath TilakaratneRoyal College, Colombo
🥉 Luchitha Disal PathiranaRoyal College, Colombo
Vidarsha PereraMusaeus College, Colombo
Anupa De SilvaRoyal College, Colombo
Dasun ThrimawithanaSt. Benedict's College, Colombo

About Us

The SLEFO is run by a small team of enthusiastic volunteers who are keen on ensuring Sri Lankan students gain access to world-class opportunities. The competition is overseen by two standing boards, the Executive Board and the Academic Board.

SLEFO Executive Board

Shenal Kotuwewatta
Dasun Thrimawithana
Anupa De Silva

SLEFO Academic Board

Mihan Tilakaratne
Shazna Shamil
Vidarsha Perera

SLEO 2020

The Sri Lanka Economics Olympiad 2020 was held online on August 17th.The following team represented Sri Lanka at the International Economics Olympiad 2020 hosted by Kazakhstan.

Team Leader A

Shenal Santhush Kotuwewatta

Contestants

NameSchool
Sasra Ravindi KodituwakkuGateway College, Rajagiriya
Shashi Nipuni KalupahanaGateway College, Rajagiriya
Aman AmathOasis International School
Hasala Lochana PereraNalanda College, Colombo
Luchitha Disal PathiranaRoyal College, Colombo

SLEFO 2023 First Round

Click here to access the exam

Welcome to the SLEFO Online Examination System!Please read the following instructions carefully.

  • The exam has 20 multiple-choice questions with a maximum possible score of 100.

  • The exam will be conducted solely in English medium.

  • This is a closed-book exam. Students are not allowed to use any notes, textbooks, etc. during the exam or to browse the internet except to access the examination system. Any violation of this policy detected by the examination system will lead to immediate disqualification.

  • You can start the exam anytime between 10 am - 10.15 am on March 11th, 2023. Once started, you have 90 minutes to complete the exam. The exam page will show the remaining time you have.

  • If you start the exam after 10.15 am, your submission will be invalid.

  • If you accidentally close your browser during the competition, you can return to this page and continue the test.

  • The timer will keep running even if you close the browser.

  • Do not open the exam on multiple tabs; your answers may not be saved properly if you do so.

  • For each question, you will receive 5 points if the answer is correct, 0 points if you selected "No answer" (or did not select an option), and -1 point if the answer is incorrect.

  • Once you finish answering, click "Submit" to submit your answers. You will not be allowed to change the answers or access the quiz again once you click "Submit".

  • At most 20 top-scoring students of the first round will be invited to the SLEFO Second Round which will be held on April 22nd. The Second Round is currently being planned as an in-person exam. We will inform the venue to selected students.

  • You will receive the results of the first round by March 30th. All scores are final and cannot be appealed.

  • The SLEFO Academic Board reserves the right to disqualify students who do not comply with the rules and regulations of the competition.

  • If you run into any issues during the exam, please email dasun@slefo.org.