Shilpatharana - Phase 03

The third phases of “ShilpaTharana”, an eminent effort made by UoM Leos with the focus of improving educational level of younger generations, was successfully held on month of September at G/Sri Rathanasara Maha Vidyalaya, Ka/Dehi/Ruwa Mudugamuwa Vidyalaya, and Maramba Maha Vidyalaya, Akuressa.


In this seminar series we would aid in sharpening mathematics knowledge of the students and they would be exposed to a good mathematical environment. This Seminar series varies from our usual seminar projects because we will be doing this throughout the year for those four schools. So, it won’t just be another seminar. Other than a seminar, there was a motivational program also to uplift their educational works and build the mindset of the students who are facing for the O/L examination this year.


In this program, we individually support every student and additionally, we wish to do difficult units in mathematics with the requests from students. Not only educational, but also sharing our experiences in university life was appreciated by students and teachers of those schools. Those days remarked a successful and a happy ending along with the emotional, heartwarming feedback of the students.

Heal the Burns

Can you ever imagine a world without plants? It would not survive as life is generated within plants and distributed to all living beings. It is only several months from when the world underwent through the hardest experience of the burn of Amazon. In parallel, the Ella reservation in Sri Lanka also kindled and got destroyed.



To blow life into the barren reservation, UoM Leos organized a plantation campaign, “Heal the Burns”, at Ella with the participation of a huge number of Leos and prospects of the club on 20th September 2019. 100 plants in various species that would add specific environmental values were planted and nurtured adding novel initiation to the blooming of hope of Ella.



Ella Regional Secretariat Office and Regional Forest Office gave a valuable helping hand to succeed the project.  Ella Flower Garden Resort and Uva Capital Lions Club generously sponsored to transform the tiresome day of the participants into a joyous experience. With the inspired minds of Leos and prospects of Leo Club of University of Moratuwa, the programme met the climax of success.

දහම් ප්‍රදීපා

වෙහෙර විහාර නමස්කාරය මෙන්ම පිරිසිදු කිරීම හා පිළිසකර කිරීමද උතුම් පුණ්‍ය කර්මයන් වේ. ඈත් අතීතයේ පටන් පැවත එන මෙම පුණ්‍යක්‍රියා රැක ගැනීම සමාජ වගකීමක් කර ගනිමින්, මොරටුව විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ ලියෝ සමාජයද ඉකුත් සැප්තැම්බර් මස 16 වන දින, කෑගල්ල මොලගොඩ ශ්‍රී පොකුණුගල පුරාණ විහාරයේදී උතුම් මෙහෙවරක් සිදු කරන ලදී.




මෙහිදී විහාර භූමිය අවට පිරිසිදු කිරිමේ නිරත වුනු අප ලියෝ වරු, ඉන් අනතුරුව රුක් රෝපණය කිරීමේ වැඩසටහනක්ද දියත් කළහ. වෙහෙස නොතකා ශ්‍රම දායකත්වය ලබාදුන් සැමගේ සහයෝගයෙන් මෙම කර්තව්‍යය සාර්තකව අවසන් කිරීමට හැකි විණි. කෙමෙන් බුදු දහම පිරිහී යන මෙවන් වකවානුවක, මෙවන් සිද්ධස්ථාන රැක ගැනීම හා සංරක්ෂනය කිරීම සැබවින්ම අගයක කල යුතු කටයුත්තකි.

Shilpadhi - Phase 03

Image may contain: 11 people, people smiling, people sittingUoM Leos know that it is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and larger sense of the world than to rule a state. That’s why we are conducting seminar series in selected schools island wide. Already we have successfully finished several phases of Sipmansala. We changed this event name as ‘Shilpadhi’ since our last phase conducted at Saliyapura Vidya Pradeepa monastic college, Thissamaharama.



Image may contain: one or more people and people sittingShilphadhi at Thissamaharama was successfully conducted on 7th and 8th September 2019. This phase was special and became more valuable because there were so many monks who were eager to learn. But they were left strangled because of not having a proper teacher. So, it was nice experience to teach not for older monks but also for little monks. Since it was essential to give as much as we could give, Leos conducted a night teaching session also. The dedication of the participated UoM Leos and prospects was highly appreciated. Leos are always capable to move with the situation, therefore they used their night time to explain some complex parts in mathematics.


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Though there was a long journey and many working hours, Leos and prospects did not feel tired since they were offered with a new spiritual living two days with monks. Shilpadhi phase 3 ended by adding extra value to the UoM Leos’ chapter.

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Fly for Green

It's always better to start with children. Those pure souls always make sure to effect a difference in the society with the values they gain.






'Fly for Green' a kite festival with the theme ‘Save Green to Save Life’ organized by UoM Leos in cooperation with the Lions’ Club of Matara Nilwala was successfully held on 30th of August at Kaduruwana Public Ground, Matara. The main expectation of the program was to promote polythene-free recreation among children. Members of Kaduruwana Children's society together with their parents joined hands with UoM Leos in making this event a success.A Plastic and Polythene abatement programme was also conducted along with the kite competition.


After the awareness programme in the morning, children were grouped and they were given some time to make their kites. All the kites were made with eco-friendly raw materials provided by Leos. Necessary guidance was given by the Leos and Prospects for their creations. The program was impactful in developing hand skills, creativity and teamwork among children. Many of the children were delighted to see their kites flying up in the sky while some learned to correct their mistakes and struggle until the end. Winners of the competition were awarded valuable gifts in the evening. Lions’ Club of Matara Nilwala sponsored us with the gifts and refreshments.

17th Installation Ceremony

Talent wins games, but ‘Teamwork’ and ‘Intelligence’ wins championships. Out of all, ‘Teamwork’ indeed has been the substantial reason for our greatest achievement so far, the Most Outstanding Leo Club of Sri Lanka for two consecutive years. Being a community serving and leaders making organization rather than being a non-profit one, we, UoM Leos ended another blissful year full of achievements and happiness.


25th of August 2019 marked our leoistic history as another successful benchmark that handed over the authority to a new generation, appointing new club officers whom now will eagerly look forward to execute their best for the betterment of the society.



17th Installation Ceremony of Leo Club of University of Moratuwa was honored with the participation of many distinguished guests of Leo Multiple District 306 whom always were undoubtedly  wondrous pillars backing us in each and every aspect. PCC Lion Dr. Anver Dole as VIP Guest, Current District President of Leo District 306A2, Leo Mudith Jayasekara as Special Guest, MDP Leo Dilruk Tissera, IPMDP Leo Lion Kesari Seneviratne PMJF, IPDP Leo Lion Kasun Lokugamage as Special Guests made our ceremony a big thrive giving their utmost strength for our success as always.

The main tasks of the ceremony included the designation of Leo Nethmini Kolambage as the Club President for the Leostic year 2019/20, Leo Sanduni Supeshala as the Club Secretary and Leo Chamindu Jayalath as the Club Treasurer while all the other relevant officers officially assume their duties.

Another astounding Installation Ceremony of Leo Club of University of Moratuwa reflected an Imperial Legend of Eminence as usual and headed forth to make the better difference they dream to witness in the society.

Shells Over Trash phase 2

Marine pollution has become a serious issue around the world today. It affects Sri Lanka greatly because the ocean around the whole island has been recognized as contaminated, hence threatens the lives of the ocean. Many endemic species have been included under the endangered category in the Red Data Book due to the marine pollution occurred recent past.





“Thousand miles begins with a single step” is a famous saying which is followed by UoM Leos. To minimize coastal pollution, UoM Leos launched the second phase of beach cleaning program, named “Shells Over Trash – Phase 2” on 24th August 2019 at Panadura beach. A Kite festival which was organized by joining hands with MJF foundation, has also been held parallel to the Beach cleaning activity to raise more awareness towards the program. The kites were built without using polythene or plastic as a symbol of our initiative towards a sustainable future without polythene.




We were able to clean the beach and also collected a lot of plastic and they were given to “ZERO TRASH” for recycling. “PICKME(SRI LANKA)” sponsored us in transporting these waste. The event concluded successfully with the participation of UoM Leos and prospects and the blessings of nature friends.

Sipmansala Phase 1

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

“Sipmansala 2019” is a project launched by Leo Club of the University of Moratuwa to enhance not only the educational background but also the motivation of the students,
who are facing their GCE O/L examinations this year. The first phase of Sipmansala was successfully completed on 12 th of July
2019 at Narawala Maha Vidyalaya, Galle.

We also conducted a motivational program to build the mindset of the students through their
economic problems and others. Our leos encouraged students to make a better version of
themselves. The seminar series is basically targeting the mathematics syllabus for upcoming
O/L examination. “Swasnaka Sansadaya” donates all papers which needed for this seminar.






After project completion, we saw the impact of the students’ satisfaction become more relevant.
We got very good comments from those children that inspired us more to continue the same
deed in the future. Finally, by conducting this project, we realized that true happiness can only
be found by helping others to find it.

 

පුණ්‍ය වර්ෂා

ගමත්, පන්සලත්, වැවත්, දාගැබත් හා සබැඳි සිංහල සංස්කෘතියකට උරුමකම් කියන අපි, ඉතා ඈත අතීතයේ පටන්ම බෞද්ධ ආගමික විහාරස්ථාන සමග ඍජු සම්බන්ධතා 

පවත්වන්නන් වෙමු.අතීත සිංහලයාගේ සිට අද දක්වා ගත්කල, ඔවුන් හා ගමේ පන්සල අතර සබැඳියාව ඉතා ඉහළය. බෞද්ධ වෙහෙර විහාර නමස්කාරය මෙන්ම  වෙහෙර විහාර ඉදි කිරීම හා පිලිසකර කිරීම ද සිංහල බෞද්ධයන් මහා ඉහළින් සිදුකරන පුණ්‍ය කර්මයකි.





මොරටුව විශ්ව විද්‍යාලීය ලියෝ සමාජයේ අපද, ලියෝවරුන් ලෙස අපගේ යුතුකම් හා වගකීම් ඉටු කිරීමෙහිලා තවත් එක් සමාජ සත්කාරයක් ලෙස විහාරස්ථාන චෛත්‍ය ඉදිකිරීමේ වැඩසටහනක් පුණ්‍ය වර්ෂා නමින් දියත් කෙරුවෙමු. මෙම වැඩසටහන යටතේ අපි, අගෝස්තු මස 17 වන සෙනසුරාදා දින, කෑගල්ල හෙට්ටිමුල්ල ශ්‍රී ආනන්ද බෝධිරජාරාම විහාරයේදී , විහාරස්ථාන චෛත්‍ය ඉදිකිරීමේ පුණ්‍ය ක්‍රියාවට දායක වුණෙමු.





පින් කැමති ලියෝවරුන් රැසක් මේ සඳහා ශ්‍රම දායකත්වය සැපයූ අතර මෙම වැඩසටහන එදින දවස පුරා විහාර භූමියේ පැවැත්විණි. මොරටුව විශ්ව විද්‍යාලීය ලියෝ සමාජයේ තවත් එක් වටිනා මෙහෙවරක් ලෙස පුණ්‍ය වර්ෂා විහාරස්ථාන චෛත්‍ය ඉදිකිරීමේ වැඩසටහනක් මෙලෙස සාර්ථකව නිමාවිය.

Shells Over Trash Phase 1


“Every Piece of Trash you Remove Reveals Something Beautiful”

The first phase of Shells over Trash, a felicitous effort made by UoM Leos with the desire of conserving a pristine coastal line for the younger generations, was successfully held on the 14th of August at Crow Island Beach Mattakkuliya with the participation of Leos and prospects.


Rather than organizing an ordinary beach cleanup, this time we joined hands with ‘Zero trash’, who were willing to take over the plastic trash we collect and make yarns out of them. This branching out was able to furnish an effectual and convincing way of disposing garbage to the community. Further, through this project we were able to publicize the importance of moving into sustainable ways of waste management from the usual ways that cause long term issues.



Prior to the cleanup campaign, we had the opportunity of having a discussion about coastal pollution and remedies to be taken with the Crow Island beach park committee, who provided an immense support in organizing this event. During the day everyone was eager to contribute their best, finally to see a clean and tidy beach. At the end of a successful beach cleanup, sorted plastics were handed over to the “Zero trash” crew. “PickMe” (SriLanka) sponsored us in transporting the trash. Everyone was jovial to enjoy the evening breeze of a calm and peaceful beach. That was the end of another inspiring and highly appreciated project carried out by UoM Leos.

LEAP Phase 1

“Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and most importantly a way of communicating.”


Leadership training provides leaders with the tools, knowledge and
ability to impact and inspire their followers. Leadership programs
provide the opportunity for leaders to sharpen their skills and share
their experiences with other leaders to mature in their effectiveness,
and they produce leaders that are able to lead with confidence and
ease.
                                                                                                            


Leo Club of the University of Moratuwa conducted LEAP phase 1 on 10th of August 2019 at MR/Ransagoda South Junior School.Leadership camps improve not only manners and behavior of students, but also personal morale and confidence.It consisted of leadership development activities, games and fun activities which made each and every student show their skills. Weather condition challenged us a bit, so we did them as indoor activities







At the end of the day we saw the faces of students filled with satisfaction on what they have obtained. The day remarked a successful and a happy ending along with the emotional, heart- warming feedback of the students who are ready to shoulder the future of this country as leaders.

Pause The Moment


4th of August was another unforgettable day to the Leo family of University of Moratuwa. It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us brothers and sisters. The journey with these brothers and sisters was filled with happiness and joy



This time, Leos of University of Moratuwa visited Ambuluwawa Temple as their annual trip. Ambuluwawa Temple is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful observation points in Sri Lanka, situated in Gampola. It is a must-visit place in the hill country. Though it was a bit difficult path to travel to the temple, the brotherhood and the power of giving helping hand among us made it easy.

Shilpadhi Phase 2

‘Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world'


'Shilpadhi' is a project launched by Leo Club of the University of Moratuwa to enhance the education background of the students who are facing for the O/L examination this year.





The project was initiated during last month and the second phase of the seminar program was successfully held on 2nd august 2019 at Akuressa Maramba Maha Vidyalaya. Other than a seminar on mathematics, there was a motivational program also to build the mindset of the students. During the seminar, we discussed a model paper with them and tips to learn the subject easily.


As in previous phases, we got good comments from the students after the program. At the same time, we would like to be thankful for everyone who helped us to make this project a success.



Budhu Meth Pamula

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be
shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
-The teachings of Lord Buddha.

Aspiring this thought, Budu Meth Pamula, the Buddhist Devotional Song festival conducted by the little kids at Sumudu preschool in Katubedda along with UoM Leos in celebration of Esala Poya was successfully held on the 19th of July 2019 at the preschool premises. The beginning was marked by worshiping Lord Buddha and lightning the oil lamp afterward. UoM Leos with the enormous help given by the preschool teachers then planned to let kids sing devotional songs. It was so adorable how those little urchins were lifted up and down from the stage by leos because they were that small while we
were blessed with the happy smiles drawn on their parent's faces.





Then we, UoM Leos with the preschool staff filled those tiny tummies of kids with the refreshments we made for them and gifted them with little presents while they gifted us back with their amiable gestures.






                              It ended becoming one of our cheeriest and most satisfying projects.
















බුද්ධාභිවන්දනා


                      

ජීවිතයේ සෑම කර්තව්‍යයක්ම ආරම්භ කිරීමට ප්‍රථම බුද්ධ, ධම්ම, සංඝ ත්‍රිවිධරත්නයේ ආශිර්වාදය ලබා ගැනීම සිංහල බෞද්ධ අපි සැමගේ සිරිතකි. මෙම සිරිත අනුගමනය කරමින්,මොරටුව විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයීය ලියෝ සමාජයද නව වසරක වැඩ කටයුතුආරම්භ කිරීමට ප්‍රථම තුනුරුවනේ ආශිර්වාදය ලබා ගැනීමඋදෙසා බෝධි පූජා පිංකමක්
පවත්වන ලදි.

     2019/20 නව ලියෝ වසරට සෙත් ප්‍රාර්ථනා කිරීමේ අරමුණින්, 2019 ඇසළ මස 06 වන දින සවස් යාමයේ, මොරටුව ස්වර්ණ ශෛල බිම්බාරාම රජමහා විහාරයේදී මෙම පිංකම පැවැත්විණි. නව වසරේ නව බලාපොරොත්තු පෙරදැරි කරගත් ලියෝ වරුන් රැසක් මේ සඳහා සහභාගි වූ අතර, බෝධි පූජාව අවසානයේ සියලු දෙනා සදහම්
වැස්සේ නහවමින් පවත්වනු ලැබූ සදහම් දේශනාවෙන් පිංකම අවසන් විණි.
ආශිර්වාද බෝධි පූජා පිංකම අප ලියෝ සමාජයේ වාර්ෂිකව පවත්වන එක්ප්‍රධාන අංගයක් වන අතර, මෙවරද සියලු දෙනාගේ සහයෝගයෙන් එකවත්වා අවසන් කරන ලදී.