As many as 469 schoolboys and girls from all over the island who have excelled in their respective sports will receive Colours at the annual Milo Awards ceremony to be held on June 26 at 2pm at the Nelum Pokuna in Colombo.

The award winners come from 31 sports and have proved themselves at local as well as international events.

Nestle Lanka Limited which has been in the forefront of sports promotion and sponsorship for youth in the country are the organizers of the Awards presentation in association with the ministries of Sports and Education.

The ceremony will be graced by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and the Managing Directress of Nestle Lanka Shivani Hedge.

There will not be awards for participants in wrestling, life saving, Kabaddi and Wushu, all four sports which have not conducted any major events in 2014.