Year: 2016

Speech Olympiad X: Another spectacular display of oratory talent

Article by : Theshani Nuradha Published on The Nation and The Island Speech Olympiad, the official intra-university speech contest of University of Moratuwa, is organized by the Gavel Club of the university, an affiliate of Toastmasters International. Since its inception in 2005, this event has gone from strength to strength...

297th Meeting

By Judith Shenali Welikala The value of something is felt only when it happens once in a blue moon! Agreeing to the above fact, the 297th Gavel meeting started sharp at 5 p.m. at the PG seminar room at ENTC, making it a rare occasion where all the Gaveliers...

Olympic Celebrations and 295th Gavel Meeting

By Ama Kalpani It was a perfect evening to gather to celebrate a once –in- four- years venture. We did not have tracks or swimming pools or basketball courts like in Brazil. Yet we too, gathered at the premises of Independence square to celebrate Olympics 2016 in style with...

293rd Meeting

By Mohamed Athif 293rd Gavel meeting was held in the ENTC PG Seminar room at 5.15pm as usual. The meeting started off with the national anthem led by Kithmin Wickramasinghe. An enthusiastic Gavelier and an outstanding speaker, the Toastmaster for the day was Kasun Ranasinghe. It was clear from...

291st Meeting

By Kasun Ranasinghe They say one person can change the world. Then just imagine what 10 people can do! That was exactly the number of members that attended the 291st Gavel meeting. Exams, end term break: all chipped away at the attendance, but within those ten people burnt a passion...

Gavel Conference 2016: a resounding success

Photographs: Sujan Jayasinghe from LetMeKnow.lk Published on “Ceylon Today” and “The Nation” Gavel Conference 2016, an event which brought together all the Gaveliers and non-Gaveliers of state universities, private higher educational institutes and schools island-wide, concluded successfully on 05th June 2016 at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo, with the participation...

Joint Meeting with UoM Toastmasters Club and 290th Gavel meeting

By Pragatheeswaran Vipulanandan Finally, the idea of having a Gavel meeting in a different location was implemented. The one and only prestigious “board room” was made even more special because of a historical meeting. Things got a bit intense when a few familiar faces walked in, but not faces...

288th Meeting

By Judith Shenali Welikala “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, they make them.” Acting out the true meaning of this quote by George Bernard Shaw, the President, Merl...

287th Meeting

By Niluxsi Puvanenthiran “Even when you lead the national anthem, you can develop leadership skills” as Gavel always points out. As per that, the 287th meeting started off with the national anthem led by Rochelle. Our Gavel family had enlarged with more members on that day. “The distance between...

286th Meeting

By Pragatheeswaran Vipulanandan It was a gloomy Wednesday evening, yet  things were about to go high in the ENTC-1 lecture room. It was the 286th Gavel meeting.  A girl with a sugary voice, it was Waruni Adikaram who led the national anthem. “Do you know why today is special?”...