Year: 2021

Olaf’s First Christmas with Gavel Mora

    By Umesha Tilakarathna “As the days get colder, the fireplace warmer, the streets brighter, we know that christmas is just around the corner” The feeling of Christmas air hit me earlier this year as I was appointed as a co-chair along with Gavelier Malintha for the last...

The Finals of Speech Olympiad XIV

    By Shimzara Zakariya   As our moderator Saeedha Nazar beautifully put it, the stage was set for the grand day and it all came down to the five stupendous speakers, one final contest, and one glorious title. Speech Olympiad, happening consecutively for the 14th superlative time, is...

The Haunting of Gavel Mora

    By Linoja Mendis   Come with me… And you’ll see… A Five Hundred Year Death Anniversary. “My lady, there was a small mixup with the mails, please forgive me for I have wronged you. I will personally punish the mail demon tonight.” And this is exactly how...

Aloha to the 450th Meeting of Gavel Mora

    By Shenali Liyanage   The roar of the crashing turquoise waves subsides, giving way to the warm glow of the setting sun, glistening upon the tip of each gently rolling wave, creating dazzling little pinpricks of brilliant white. Hues of purple, deep blue and cyan with hints...

Semi-Finals, The Recap

        By Thinithi Palayangoda “And now, we are one step away from witnessing the rise of the 14th champion of this incredible contest.” Intoxicating the audience with the thrill of the competition, Malintha Fernando, commenced  the Semi-Final Round of the legendary intra-university speech competition, Speech Olympiad...

The Expert Advice

By Selani Indrapala and Malintha Fernando Throughout the years, Speech Olympiad has been a platform where great speakers and great leaders were born. As we get ready to unfold a brand new chapter of this awe-inspiring event, we wanted to bring you some tips from one of our most...

Hear It From the Best

By Savin Gunawardena Speech Olympiad, the most coveted intra-university speech contest of University of Moratuwa is back for the 14th time and it’s your chance to share your story and leave a legacy. Now that a general idea about Speech Olympiad and the nature of the speech contest has...

Speech Olympiad, The Walk-Through

By Zafra Rifky   Standing alone in front of 100 or more people sporting bored, mildly annoyed, or even curious faces, terrifies most of us beyond imagination. While we stand there, trying hard not to fumble, an overwhelming pressure falls upon us, to entertain, to interest, and maybe even...

Dream Big 2021- What’s Your Story?

    Selani Indrapala   “Twinkle twinkle little star How I wonder what you are Up above the world so high Like a diamond in the sky” Dear reader, have you ever wanted to be a star? Have you ever wanted to be a diamond? Have you ever wondered...