Nena Diyawara

Education gives people some knowledge about the world and it is up to them to use it, and change the world into something better in return. Leo Club of University of Moratuwa contributed for the betterment of the education of the schools all over the country, for many years. In this year also, we started the project “Nena Diyawara” to share knowledge with the students who are sitting for the G.C.E O/L Examination in this year.

Project was initiated in the last month, and we conducted its’ another phase in this month too. It was successfully held on 13 th October atHikkaduwa Thiranagama Bodhiraja Maha Vidyalaya. This was not just an O/L seminar, but also an attitude developing program. Each phase of this seminar series started with a motivational program, to encourage the students for their studies and go after their goals.

The main objective in this project is to share the mathematical knowledge with the students for their coming O/L examination. Therefore, during the seminar we discussed a model paper with them and taught them some tricks and tips to learn the subject easily. As in each phase, in this time also we got good comments from the students after the program. At the same time, we would like to be thankful to everyone who helped us to make this project a success.




Health Camp

"ආරෝග්‍යා පරමා ලාභා" as this famous phrase, healthiness is the best thing ever we can obtain in our lifetime. Everybody hope to live a healthy life forever. But unfortunately, most of the people suffer from various diseases due to the lack of knowledge and sometimes due to lack of money. We all have the social responsibility on both these cases.

As we are gathered through Leo club of University of Moratuwa to serve the society, we could keep a step prior than others do and help those who needed it the most. With this glimpse of hope, we organized a health camp for those who has economic problems, to checkup their illnesses and give them medical advices and consults.

The project was held as a joint project with the Lions Club of Gaalupura Central in Baddegama on 7 th October. The project was successfully ended with the participation of many Leo members and as well as prospects of Leo Club of University of Moratuwa. More than hundred of people got assisted from the camp and we also got good comments from those who attended on that day.
Wings for Dreams

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller-
Actually they aren't different from us. Difference comes from the way in which we look at them. They don't need our sympathy. They just need our love, affection and most importantly, our support. They are the stars on the earth.
With the mere ambition of bringing the happiness to them, Project "Wings for Dreams" was held on 4th of October, 2018 at Meth Mihira Children's Centre, Moratuwa as a joint project, in association with Leo Club of Werahara, Leo Club of Raththanapitiya, Leo Club of Raigampurawaraya, Leo Club of Piliyandala Central College & Leo Club of Milleniya. There, during the day, many joyful activities were carried out with the help of all Leos and Prospects participated in the event.

An art competition was done for their happiness and also a special magic show was presented for their enjoyment. It was their first magic show experience and they really enjoyed it and loved it. There was a talent show too, which presented their special talents for the gathering. At the end of the day, all of them were given a present as a memorial. Most importantly, this day became an unforgettable memory not only for the children, but also for every participant. It was an emotional day for all of us.

We all got something to enjoy, but still we are moaning about the things that we aren’t able to get. But, just think, there are still a lot of people who can’t even talk or work pr
operly. So, just enjoy what you have got, because it is the best gift we all have received.
ස්නේහ සන්තාන

"මිලින සිත් මතට ඉසි සිහිලැල් පිණිදහර"



ජීවන මංසලේ තනිවූ මිනිසුන් සොයා ඔවුන් වෙනුවෙන් මනුසත්කම අවදි කිරීමට මොරටුව විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයීය ලියෝ සමාජය මොරටුව විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ බෞද්ධ සංගමය සමග එක්ව මෙහෙයුමක් දියත් කළහ. සැප්තැම්බර් මස 30 වන දින වික්ටෝරියා වැඩිහිටි නිවාසයට එක්වූ ඔවුන් දිනය පුරාවට එම නිවාසයේ ගතින් හා මනසින් ආබාධ සහිත වූ අවශ්‍යතා සහිත වූ අපේම මිනිසුන්ගේ අවශ්‍යතා ඉටු කර දෙමින් ඔවුන් සහ එම පරිසරය පිරිසිදු කරමින් ඔවුන්ට කවමින් පොවමින් ඔවුන් සමග සතුටු සාමීචියේ යෙදීමටද අප සහෝදර සහෝදරියෝ අමතක නොකළහ. දිනය පුරාවට සිදු කෙරුනු වතාවත් මගින් ඔවුන්ගේ හදවත් පවා සුවපත් වූ බව නොඅනුමානය. එපමණක් නොව දිනය අවසන සවස් වරුවේ හිමි නමක් වැඩම කරවා ඔවුන් වෙනුවෙන් ධර්ම දේශනයක්ද පවත්වා අප සිසු සිසුවියෝ
එම කර්තව්‍යය ඉතා සාර්ථක අයුරින් නිම කළහ.
HETA NIYAMU API

“Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” Not all the people in the world get a chance to feel the same amount of love and affection from their parents. But those who don’t get that also have to be treated as same as others because, they do have the same leadership qualities.

Different kind of leadership activities were done throughout the day with the help of the UOM Leos. Activities were mainly focused on improving communication skills, social skills, self-awareness and positive mindset which are the main qualities of a good leader.






Another successful day came to an end in the UOM Leos Diary with a successful project for the children who needs us the most with the participation of UOM Leos and prospects. Happiness and the cheerfulness in their faces told us what they have gained and our voyage of making leaders out of the ordinaries continues. 
HARITHA SISILA

“Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, and you haven't done a thing. You are just talking." The world is dying without water and people still cut those trees which are the main source in the water cycle and wipeout forests from the land. The world is becoming a concrete forest quicker than man evolution.

We just have to find solutions to this and as UOM Leos we took our first step in making a greener world by planting trees. Project Haritha Sisila was held on 16th September at Sri Sobhitha Vidyalaya, Watareka, Galle as the first but not the last in our mission.

The project was done in association with the Central Environmental Authority. Galle District Girl Guides also participated in this project other than UOM Leos and 30 trees were planted throughout the school area. The project was done in parallel to the National Tree Planting Day and our belief is that it should not just be limited to a day. So we are encouraging all of you, just try to plant at least one tree.


“Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish.” Just take a moment and think about it.
AATHMA JEEWAA


Being born with a human soul is very rare and it is a blessing. Therefore, we should spend our whole life to realize the beatitude, which is the peak we can achieve according to our religions. In the life as human beings, we all have different targets and dreams as well. Those things differ from each other. Someone can achieve his or her goals easily, but for some other one, it may be harder. Normally, people get stressed once when the life gets complicated. When it comes to university students, stress is something we can frequently see among them.
Therefore, pointing on that Leo Club of the University of Moratuwa organized an awareness program named “Aathma Jeewa” simultaneous with the World Anti Suicide Day, aiming the students in the University of Moratuwa. This program was held on 12th September and there, the students were made aware of the stress, depression and mental health and also how to get consulted by the correct person and many more.

This project was successfully held in the university premises with a high student participation. 
Mahesh Abeywickrama Memorial Debate Competition


"Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand." Mahesh Abeywickrama Memorial Debate Competition is a continuous project organized by UoM Leos in memory of their colleague, Club President of Leostic Year 2004/2005 Leo Mahesh Abeywickrama who passed away in an unanticipated time.


This year Mahesh Abeywickrama Memorial Debate Competition was successfully held at the University premises for the 6th consecutive time on 8th and 9th of September. There, 21 teams representing schools from all around the country, participated while, Kingswood College, Kandy emerged as winners in the final battle against  Mahanama College, Colombo.

Further, the Wisaka college, Colombo attained the 3rd place of the debate competition. The best captain award was bestowed to Awishka Udara from Kingswood College and the best debater was Jithmi Inupama Silva from Wisaka College, Colombo. The competition was judged by All Ceylon Constitutional and Constitutional Disciplinary Conference.

ආරාම රෝපා 

ආරාම ප‍්‍රතිසංස්කරණ හා ශ‍්‍රමදාන වැඩසටහන

අප මුතුන් මිත්තන් අතීතයේ පටන් විහාර නඩත්තු කිරීමත්, විහාර ඉදි කිරීමත්, නොපිරිහෙලා ඉටු කළහ. නැති වී යන මෙවන් වටිනා සිරිත් රැක ගැනීම සමාජ වගකීමක් කොට ගනිමින්, මොරටුව විශ්ව විද්‍යාලීය ලියෝ  සමාජය විසින් අගෝස්තු 23 වනදා මාරන ශ්‍රී විශුද්ධාරාමයේදී හා 24 වනදා තපෝවනය අභයභූමියේදී උතුම් ප‍්‍රයත්නයක් සිදුකළහ. 


එහි දී අප ලියෝ වරුන් විසින් විහාර භූමියේ ඉදි වෙමින් පවතින නව ගොඩනැගිල්ලේ කටයුතු  සාර්ථකව සිදු කිරීමට ශ‍්‍රම දායකත්වය ලබා දුන් අතර ඊට අමතරව, විහාර භූමිය පිරිසිදු කිරීමටද අමතක නොකළහ. වෙහෙස නොතකා අප ලියෝවරුන් ලබාදුන් සහයෝගය ඉතාම වටිනා එකක් විය. බුදු දහම පිරිහී යන මෙවන් යුගයක, බුදු දහම රැුක ගන්නා මෙවන් සිද්ධස්ථාන රැක ගැනීම හා සංරක්ෂණය කිරීම අගය කළ යුතු කටයුත්තකි. එම උත්සාහයේ සාර්ථකත්වය මෙහි ඇති ඡයාරූප මගින් පිළිබිඹු වේ.




NENA DIYAWARA


As a part of the society, we all have the responsibility to take our society to a higher level than where it is today. In order to change the society, we should start developing the mindset not from anywhere else but from childhood itself. So, keeping that in the mind, Leo club of University of Moratuwa organized “Nena Diyawara” the Ordinary Level seminar which would be one of the continuous projects to share the knowledge to the students, who are the future of Sri Lanka.



The focus of this seminar series is the needy students who are in rural areas and family backgrounds with difficulties. The first step of the project series was kept in Athimale central college Monaragala on the days of 20th and 21st August and it was successfully held throughout the consecutive 2 days with positive feedbacks from them. So far, initial phase conducted and finalized, the second phase is soon to be held in Atugoda Sri Sumangala Vidyalaya Kegalle.

LEAP

LEAP is not just a simple word with the surface meaning you see, but has a deep meaning such that it perfectly stands for what the project actually does. There, L stands for LEARN, E for ENGAGE, A for APPLY and finally P for PERFORM. 

Since, UoM LEOs are a set of personalities responsible for the future of the nation, it is our duty to give a hand to improve the leadership skills of country’s younger generation. That is why, we kept steps to organize this program, and the main objective behind this was to train the students to face challenges and take right decisions fit in to various situations. Not only that, but also sharpening the moral to come forward was another purpose of this program.
The Project was held on 11th and 12th of August at Badulla Pallekiruwa Vidyalaya for two days, including several sub programs targeting the students.  
There, the program was mainly focused on improving self-awareness, positive mindset, communication skills, social skills, leadership skills, courage, creativity, time management skills and public speaking skills through the various awareness sessions, leadership development activities, camp fire and some other fun activities held throughout the entire program.

By adding a set of fabulous memories to UoM Leos’ Diary, the Project LEAP was successfully held with the participation of the school’s students and teachers together with our LEOs and prospects and concluded leaving another perfect milestone. 



16TH INSTALLATION CEREMONY


Coming together is beginning, staying together is process, and working together is success. Another successful year which gave much hope, happiness, education and as well as a helping hand to the society, ended in the midst of lots of appreciations.



Then, it was the time for the past leaders, to pass the baton to the future pillars, for the betaken Leoistic year 2018/19. After a triumphant but an exceptional year, the 16th Installation Ceremony of Leo Club of University of Moratuwa was held on 29th of July 2018, appointing new club officers whom now will have a colossal task ahead, to do their very best for the club and significantly for the society.

Current President of the Leo District 306A2, Leo Kasun Lokugamage was there as the Chief Guest of the ceremony while being a great strength to us as always. Further, the head table was decorated with many distinguished guests of Leo Multiple District 306 whom always were there behind our success story. Many Leos and lions representing both the district and the multiple were there among the participants of the ceremony while most of our past Leos enormously supported us being the backbone of every single task we carried on.

On that day, Leo Kasun Ramanayake officially assumed duties as the Club President for the Leostic year 2018/19 while Leo Isuri Manawadu designated as the Club Secretary, Leo Praminda Vindika consented as the Club Treasurer and all the other pertinent officers swore in their respective posts. At the end of the day, another Installation Ceremony which remarked an Imperial Legend of Eminence was witnessed by everyone and concluded as the benchmark of the upcoming year for the UOM Leos.