Monday, August 24, 2009

The word for the day Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Supercalifragilisticexpialidoc ious Is The Song Of Mary Poppins (1964)

The word given for the meeting was this. It was a great idea and lots of fun. chk this out.

Thank you pasan for passing me this peice of information. Please do not hesitate to blog and post on your own. I have made u a contributor. I would be extremely happy if u guyz also help me in making this a more colourful place for the gavelians!
If anyone of you have a great idea and would like to blog on the gavel blog please drop me a mail at

Meeting number 83

The meeting was a major success with a record attendance. As i predicted almost 30 students didn't have chairs to sit on and had to stand.

The educational value and the fun was balanced and everything was organized like clock work. Unlike our super junior batch i could feel that the heart beat of these freshers beat synchronously to ours and the club. If we can get some good dedicated members from this batch we could rest assured that we did our part. The future of the club will rest on the shoulders of these freshers. So its our duty to ensure that we cultivate them to bear this responsiblity.

Four Gavelians from our club become the first runner up of the CIMA Global bussiness challenge

A team comprising of the Immediate past president , two Vice Presidents and former CIMA world prize winner all members of the gavel club became the first runner up in the prestigious CIMA global challenge competition.

They were able to beat competition from around the world to secure the second place and bring honor and glory to our country and the gavel Club.
We congratulate them and wish them all the best in their future endeavors!

This goes on to show the importance of communication skills in becoming top achievers.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Orientation for the 09 batch a major success

The orientation for the 2009 Engineering Batch was concluded on a successful note yesterday. Three sessions were conducted within a time of one hour.

The session started with a two minute serious video about the activities of our club prepared by Sasika.
First the club was introduced by the president in convincing style. Then a small game was conducted , where two volunteers were called forward and asked to do a speech on a topic given to them at that moment itself by the game master praveen. After the two speeches were concluded a vote was taken to find the best speaker. Then both volunteers were gifted a box of chocs.
Then a motivational speech was done by ajanthan. It was to make the students understand that this was not an elite club for a few selected, but a club where people who want to learn to speak in English in public get together to improve their speaking and leadership skills. Ajanthan mimicked jamaican , indian and chinese accent to show that we need not be ashamed of the way we speak english. This left the audience in hails of laughter. His speech was inspirational as well as fun.
The session ended with a fun video showcasing all the fun activities we do as the gavel club.

The orientation was a major success(better than the last three that i experienced) so we will have to expect a full house for the meeting on monday. Infact i fear that atleast 300 will be there and that we will face a major logistic issue. incase this happens a backup program will have to be initiated.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The official website for the Gavel club of University of Moratuwa is now up at The website is not officially launched as yet, but the most important piece of information about the club, that is when and where the next education session (meeting) is going to be is accurately displayed on the website. If one has missed few sessions and needs to catch up with previous meetings, brief details are also available on the website.

If you are recommending this club to a friend, make sure you mention the website so that he/she could keep in touch with the society events and participate at his/her will.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hi all,

Here are the answers that all of you were waiting for....
This is the solution for the brainstorming puzzle solving session that we had on last meeting.....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Gaveliars shine in the CIMA Global Business Challenge


Team "Paradigm" of University of Moratuwa won the CIMA Global Business Challenge Posted date 8/4/2009 12:49:03 PM
CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - Sri Lanka Division) is pleased to announce that team "Paradigm" which represented the University of Moratuwa won the Sri Lanka national round of the Institute's Global Business Challenge, which took place on the 18 of July 2009.

Team "Paradigm" comprising Channa Gunasekera, Dulini Mudunkotuwa, Harinda Gunatilake and Thusitha Chandrapala are now set to compete on a global stage for the final round of The CIMA Global Business Challenge, where they will face stiff competition from the winning national teams representing the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, India, Mainland China, Malaysia and Singapore. Team “Paradigm” will be flown to Singapore for the final round scheduled to take place on 21 August at the National University of Singapore.

The Chief Guest at the function Prof. M T M Jiffry, Vice Chancellor, University Grants Commission said “I am happy to extend our support from the University Grants Commission for your efforts taken in the arena of Human Resource Development and I express my gratitude for taking this initiative along with the universities and creating opportunities for human resource development in this country.

Bradley Emerson, Regional Director South Asia and Middle East, CIMA, added:

CIMA Sri Lanka Division is extremely pleased of team Paradigm's achievement in winning the national round of The CIMA Global Business Challenge. I congratulate the other participants on their performances which were considered high quality by the judges. I would like to thank our distinguished panel of judges who undertook the difficult task of selecting the winners.

This international competition has been set up to bring out the best in the potential business leaders of tomorrow and I wish team "Paradigm" the very best of luck in the final round

The eminent panel of judges of this competition comprises Mr Ravi Abeysuriya (chairperson) Head - Strategic Business Development / Shared Services Hayleys PLC/Director - Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, Ms. Nilanthi Sivapragasam – Chief Financial Officer Aitken Spence Group Ltd, Mr Gajendra Liyanarachchi - CEO, Virtual Business School, Mr Senaka Kekiriwaragoda -Manager- Corporate Advisory NDB Investment Bank and Ms Sriyani Ranatunge Assistant Vice President DFCC Bank

Monday, August 3, 2009

Meeting number 81

A great speech by Randeny, a model speech i would say, this guy has great potential...