The 7th of October 2018, day 2 is the inaugural day of the event. The inauguration was held at the Eagle’s Lakeside, Aththidiya. All participants escorted by Sri Lankan police from Pegasus Reef Hotel, Wattala. The inauguration was graced by guest including Professors from the Universities, Council member of SLAAS, Council members of the IPSL, Secretaries of the ministries and Scientist from the Arthur C Clarke Institute of Modern Technology. Professor Chandana Jayaratne the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee welcomes the guests followed by the official declaration of the event by the Dr. Michael Gavrilov the Chairman of the International Astronomy Olympiad. The contestant parade was the next attraction of the event. The gathering was entertained by the cultural events and Sri Lankan martial arts performance. The event was concluded after-dinner reception.
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