Take the Lead

December 1st is the world AIDS day. World AIDS Day was established by WHO in 1988. This day provides governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations, and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic.

World AIDS Day 2010 is all about raising awareness to tackle HIV prejudice and help stop the spread of HIV.

Lets join our hands together to educate people about AIDS and stop the spreading of HIV.


Green Together - Leo Walk 2010

Leo Multiple DIstrict 306 is organizing the annual Leo walk for the year 2010 under the theme "Together Green". The walk is scheduled to be held From Mahanama College to Lions Activity Center Colombo on 4th December 2010.

Now its time to call your fellow Leo Members, Family and Friends for the most awaited day.
Dress Code for the walk will be Blue Denim/Skirt with White or Green T-Shirt/Shirt/Blouse.

Hope to see you all in numbers on 4th of December.
Pre-media release : http://www.prlog.org/11119487-sri-lankan-leos-preparing-for-leo-walk-2010-green-together.html

අපි අකුරට මැලි නොවෙමු................

It is the end of November and the Ordinary Level exams are closing in. LEOs of Leo Club of University of Moratuwa decided to give a helping hand to a set of students who are not having the guidance of a mathematics teacher in their school.Since those children do not have enough facilities to learn privately and they do not have enough learning material, Sumanajothi Maha Vidyalaya, Ambagasdowa, Welimada was selected as the place to conduct the seminar on 27th November 2010.

More than 120 students participated in the event where they were given a complete model exam paper and some other additional notes which were prepared by UoM LEOs. Problems that they had regarding the examination questions were discussed and gave solutions for their problems. The seminar was conducted from 8 a.m to 3 p.m.

Finally we could motivate the students to face the exam in a confident manner using our experiences as well. At the end of the day it was a great experience we had teaching them, and it is our hope that they will do well and achieve the best results in the exam.

Conducting the seminar........

Model exam paper........

මියැදෙනා හදකට පණ නළක් පිඹින්නට..............

The annual blood donation organized by the LEO club of university of Moratuwa was successfully held on 24th November 2010 at the university health center. About 200 donors engaged enthusiastically for this occasion.

This was the 7th time that the blood donation was continuously organized by the LEO club of UoM. The donation was held in memorial of Mahesh Abaywickrama(Past President) , Piyumal Gunawardane(Past Member) and all war heroes who fought for the sake of the country. The occasion was commenced after the religious observations. It was going bit slowly at the beginning. However it was crowded after the noon. Not only students from all faculties but also non-academic staff members donated. The donation was held until 4.30 pm.

It should be thankful to all blood donors, staff of the blood bank, staff of the university health center and those who helped to make this event success.

Getting ready.............

Religious observations .............

The queue of donors....

Serving refreshments for donors.....

"හෙට ලොවට විදු දැනුම" - නොනිමි මෙහෙවර අඛණ්ඩව......................

මෙවර අ.පො.ස(සා.පෙ) සඳහා පෙනී සිටින සහෝදර සහෝදරියන් ඉලක්ක කරගෙන මොර‍ටුව විශ්ව විද්්‍යාලීය ලියෝ සමාජය විසින් සංවිධානය කල සම්මන්ත්‍රණ මාලාවේ තවත් සම්මන්ත්‍රණයක් මෙම සතියේදීද සුපුරුදු පරිදි පවත්වන ලදි. පසුගිය නොවැම්බර් මස ආරම්භ කොට අඛණ්ඩව පවත්වාගෙන ආ මෙම සම්මන්ත්‍රණ මාලාවේ 10 වැනි සම්මන්ත්‍රණය අද දිනයේදී ලියෝ දමිත්, ලියෝ නුවන් හා ලියෝ රුක්ශාන් ගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් සාර්ථකව පවත්වන ලදි.

වාර්ෂිකව පවත්වගෙන ආ සම්මන්ත්‍රණ වැඩසටහන මෙවර පැවැත්වීම සඳහා දැඩි මානව සම්පත් හිඟයක් පවතින ක‍ටුබැදද බෝධිරාජ විද්්‍යාලය ‍තෝරා ගන්නා ලදි. ගුරු හිඟය නිසාම 10 හා 11 ශ්‍රේණි වලදී කිසිදු දැනුමක් ලබාගත නොහැකි වූ 'තොරතුරු හා සන්නිවේදන තාක්ෂණය' විෂය සඳහා ගුරු හරුකම් ලබාදීමට අප ලියෝවරුන් තීරණය කරන ලදි. ඔවුන් කෙදිනකදී හෝ මෙම විෂය අධ්‍යයනය කර නොමැති බැවින් එක් දින සම්මන්ත්‍රණයක් පවත්වනවාට වඩා සම්මන්ත්‍රණ මාලාවක් පැවැත්වීම යෝග්‍ය බව විදුහල්පතිතුමාගේ මතය විය. ඒ අනුව සතියකකට එක බැගින් වූ සම්මන්ත්‍රණ මාලාවක් පැවැත්වීමට අප ලියෝවරුන් තීරණය කරන ලදි.

මෙවර අ.පො.ස(සා.පෙ) සඳහා පෙනී සිටින සහෝදර සහෝදරියන් මෙම සම්මන්ත්‍රණ මාලාවේ උපරිම ඵල නෙලා ගනු ඇතැයි අපි අපේක්ෂා කරමු.

ලේ බිඳක් දන් දී ජීවිතයක් සුරකිමු...............

Crossing the First Step

This is the selection period of Engineering undergraduates for their in plant training. Level 3 undergraduates are applied for either private or government firms. They have to make their own CVs and face to the interviews done by companies. If one interview fails they must have to take another.

LEOs of University of Moratuwa has realized the need of a proper guidance to make CVs, also the need of a proper confidence of undergraduates for a successful interview. As a result ‘THE FIRST STEP’ was arisen.

The ENTC 1 auditorium of University of Moratuwa was selected as the place. The workshop was held by level 4 students contributing a lecturer from the Carrier Guidance Unit- University of Moratuwa. Presentations were made regarding the CV writing and several activities were done which were regarding interview facing.

About 100 level 3 students were participated for this workshop. They could cross the FIRST STEP for better inplant training.

"හෙට ලොවට විදු දැනුම"

Leo club of University of Moratuwa has started a new project targeting O/L pupils. There were several sessions of seminars during last few weeks to improve their knowledge on 'information and communication technology'. As the first step 'Bodhiraja Vidyalaya - Katubedda' was selected where a teacher for 'ICT' subject is not available.
There were several discussions regarding the subject to be taught among club members. But after finalizing the school and discussions went between the project manager and school principal ICT was selected. It was decided to conduct a lecture series rather than a one day seminar as the pupils have never learned the subject.
Until this week four seminar sessions has been held successfully. For each session a club member is participated as the resource person. Handouts which include subject matters were distributed among students. Following are several pictures taken from the 2nd session of seminar which was held by Leo Ishara Karunarathne.

We hope that O/L students will get the best benifit from this effort..........

"You are the future" - Orientation program for new comers

The ENTC 1 auditorium of university of Moratuwa was filled up with a lot of new faces on 14th october 2010. An orientation program was held for new comers about the Leo club. The orientation program was started with the dulcet voice of Leo Nuwan Chandimal. Next Leo Ishara Karunarathna did a presentation about the Leoism, Leo club and its social activities. Leo Sahan Prashan delivered a nice presentation about his activities with Leo club, which was the most attractive of the session. Leo Naveen Lamaheva mentioned about "what we did during past year".

After those presentations new comers could engage with two activities. Both were done under the leadership of club president Leo Damith Amarakoon. One was to identify each others and to develop presentation skills. New comers were coupled and advised to do a brief introduction about his partner in front of the audience. Next one was regarding the teamwork. They were given to solve a problem which cannot solve independently. New comers could knowledge about the valuability of teamwork.

30 new faces could see in the program. After the orientation program general meeting of the Leo club was held. Participation of all new comers for the general meeting has to be specially mentioned.

ගසක් වවමු - දැයක් නඟමු.....

Leos of University of Moratuwa has conducted a tree plantation project commemorating the world tree plantation day which is adapted on 17th september. Several plants has been planted today with the leadership of club president, Leo Damith Amarakoon. A barren land in the university where trees are not available was selected to plant trees.

The Extreme Odyssey

The Engineering Faculty of the University of Moratuwa has organized EXMO 2010 exhibition to educate the student population and the public on the latest development in the engineering , IT and several other fields at the university premises from September 9 – 11 from 9. a.m. To 7. p.m. All the departments of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, which consists of, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, Earth Resources Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Textile and Clothing Technology, exhibited the latest developments in each field of engineering, with special emphasis on nationally relevant research and development Activities. A large number of public and private institutions involved in engineering, utilities and other services actively participated in EXMO-2010, with exhibition stalls.

The exhibition is aimed at educating the public on the role, service and the mission of engineering to the public while making the schoolchildren aware on the advanced technology. The demonstration on the use of latest technological implements belonging to the University laboratories, final year projects of undergraduates, postgraduate projects which will give the participants a rare insight in to cutting edge research and technology were took place at this exhibition.

Live updates of the exhibition was brodcaseted with ExMo TV and ExMo FM. Also live webcast for both TV and FM have been done with www.exmo.lk . Entertainments and competitions were also held at the university premises in parallel to the exhibition such as robot competition. The Public could witness the new innovations made by the university students at this exhibition.

Another successful community project

Leos of university of Moratuwa have successfully completed the project "Thurunu Dathin Shan Eliyak" during the last week in collaboration with Leo clubs of Moragahahena, Dehiwala East and Piliyandala. The project was mainly focused on elders homes and maternity ward of Werahara hospital. This project was held in two sessions, morning and afternoon.

Due to the exam period of the university and we were preparing for the EXMO technical exhibition it was very difficult period to find members for the projects. But since us, Leos of UOM are always looking forward to serve society we decided to take the challenge.

Finally ten of us decided to contribute to the project with the above mentioned difficulties. The morning session of the project is conducted by Leo club of UoM alone. It was to find an Elders home and spent the morning with them. So we selected the Arthur Perera Elders Home which is located at pannipitiya as our destination. Our Leo club president Leo Damith Amarakoon was able to get the permission from the Elders home officials for the morning tea time.
We went to the Elders home around 9.00 a.m, spent some time with them and served them tea and other sweets we took there. After having the tea they blessed us all for the foods we serve them and thanked us. That was a very emotional time for us because we did not expect something like that specially from the people in their age.

And then at the end of the tea time we got a chance to sing several songs with them. That was very joyful time for both of us. Some of them were very good singers that they sang more songs than us as well. So at the end they were

so closed to us that we felt them as our own parents. Some of our friend had studied in their villages, so it made them very happy to remind them about their past life. But finally we had to depart with sorrow. Yet we we re very happy because we wereable to bring smile to several sorrow faces.

And the evening session of the project was held at the Wethara Hospital which was a joint project. So in around 12.30 p.m we were able to go the place. Our task was to paint and clean one maternity ward of the hospital. By 5.30 p.m we were able to finish our task and hand the ward over to Hospital officials. The District governor of the District 306 A2 also attends to the occasion to appreciate our work. The hospital officials were grateful for our dedication for the work because the cleanings of most of the ward was not being done at the movement due to lack of employees.

So at the end of the day we were very happy because it was not another day but a day we did something to the people who deserves it.