Green Waves

Mostly, the beauty in Sri Lanka lies in the coastal area and the surrounding ocean. Though, we are fortunate to have such an attractive environment around us, unfortunately, the pollution of Sri Lanka’s ocean has been increased in the last few years. This non-degradable waste and poisonous chemical addition to the ocean maximize the marine pollution, resulting some marine species to be categorized as endangered, while threatening the whole life in the ocean. The most recent incident that hit us greatly as a result of this is, during the end of this March, it was announced that the Great Barrier Coral Reef in Australia is now completely dead due to human activities.

As a responsible group of volunteers who dedicate their precious time towards the betterment of the society, the Leos and prospects of Leo club of University of Moratuwa has kept a giant pace, a beach cleaning program known as Green Waves with the aim of protecting coastal region, on 31 st March 2019. The target area was the coastal area from Rathmalana to Angulana. Green Waves was not only a program to clean the coastal area, it also enhanced the commitment and the unity among the Leos and prospects of the Club.

As many members of the club participated in the Leap project at Anuradhapura, the rest shared the responsibility of achieving the purpose of Green Waves indicating the leadership qualities through example. All the plastic wastages, polyethene and garbage that were disposed to the coast were carefully collected and disposed properly. There, the members participated in the project worked with the utmost ambition of enhancing the quality of our coasts. Finally, the project concluded with a great success, inheriting a clean and tidy coast to the nature again.

Leap 4

Running in a straight line is easier. But, it is difficult to run, if there are hurdles along the road. So, if we want to run, we’ll need to leap above them. It is the same when it comes to our lives. It is easier to
survive if there are no any challenges. But, we have to be ready to face challenges with our best effort, since our life is not a straight line, rather a path with lot of hurdles. As UoM Leos, LEAP is the stage that we built to make our country’s school children ready to face those challenges.

LEAP phase 4 was held at President’s College, Anuradhapura on 30 th and 31 st of March with a great success. Many leadership activities were done throughout the first day to improve leadership, quick thinking, creativity, time management skills and many other qualities among them. All of the students participated in those events with great energy and enthusiasm. At the end of the first day, there was a camp fire event that everyone was exited to enjoy. During the camp fire, dramatic skills of the students were shown and they were absolutely brilliant.

In the 2 nd day morning, a PT session was held and many PT activities were done in order to make them ready to face their next challenge. There, for the first time in a LEAP, a treasure hunt was done. It was done mainly to improve the students’ group working skills and quick decision making skills.
During these two days, a lot of memories were added to UoM Leo’s diary and the project marked its
completion as another successful milestone.


First Aid knowledge is invaluable for all of us, as individuals and as well as a community. It enables us to assist people in place of an accident or an emergency, until help arrives. First Aid skills may needed be applied at home, at the workplace or in public locations in a time we are totally not expecting.

Therefore, the more First Aid certified people there are in a community, the safer that community
becomes. As we are gathered through Leo Club of University of Moratuwa, to serve the community, we all have a responsibility to keep people aware of various such situations and how to react on them. That’s why, UoM Leos organized Heal All, emergency first aid workshop, to give practical knowledge and experience in first aid and about how to response in emergency situations.

The project was held on 20 th March 2019 at University of Moratuwa Old Gym premises. It was scheduled to begin at 8.30 a.m. in the morning and it was held throughout the day. This program was conducted by three brothers from Richmond College Past First Aid Association. Nearly 70 students from University of Moratuwa and Sri Lanka Technical College participated in this project and made the day a success.

Alone Paw Prints

There are around 3 million street animals in Sri Lanka, and many are suffering immensely from malnutrition, various diseases and horrific injuries. Around University of Moratuwa, there are nearly 50 hungry stray animals, while there is a huge food wastage in canteens. So we thought that we would be able to use that wastage, for the purpose of mere humanity. The project idea of Alone Paw Prints raised as a twinning project with Leo Club of University of Delhi.

On the 19 th March, we arranged special boxes with the name of the project and kept them in canteens to collect leftover food from students. Within few hours, we were able to collect the expected amount of food in our food boxes. Large green leaves found at university premises were used as plates. After mixing the collected food with cooked fish and pumpkin, we packed them to food boxes and 3 teams walked far away on the streets searching for dogs. There, in some streets from the begin till the end there were no animals to feed. Because of that, sometimes we were hopeless in streets since it was a very sunny time. However, when it came to the end, after few hours we were able to feed more than 50 stray animals.

Almost all the activities of this project were conducted by the members of Leo Club of University of Moratuwa. At the end of the project, all of us were very happy since we did a great deed by taking care of some lonely animals whom seem to be noticed by no one. The project was done successfully as we planned and right after this project, a lot of animal lovers were interested in joining with us. At the same time, the feedback was amazing. As a witness, we were able to give at least a little relief for a day to those poor and miserable lives in street and also show people how to use wasted food for a better purpose. Finally, the project ended as another social service which was conducted by the Leo Club of University of Moratuwa.

Tribute of Nature

Environment is our breath, nature is our heart and trees are our viability. If we kill the nature, we kill ourselves. Therefore, we must protect it while possessing it. As a team of working on our social responsibilities, we UoM Leos kept a step to protect our breath and make the globe feel cool. Though, this is not a responsibility of a specified organization but the responsibility of all human beings.

We organized a tree plantation project namely “Tribute of Nature” with the aim of a green future involving some school children. The program was held on 15 March at President’s College Anuradhapura. According to the plan of this program, each student was assigned to a plant and he or she has the responsibility of the plant, to maintain it properly over a year, in order to obtain the reward.

Reward was a bus season for an entire year. The objective of the program is not only protecting the nature, but also giving hand to the students with economic hardships and motivating them for planting trees and being closer with the nature. The event was successful and we hope that the objectives will also be successfully completed in a year.

අපි අකුරට මැලි නොවෙමු

අප ලත් දැනුමින් තවත් අයෙකුගේ දෑස් පෑදීම ඉමහත් පුණ්‍යකර්මයක් වන නිසාවෙන්ම, මොරටුව විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයීය ලියෝ සමාජය විසින් සිදු කරනු ලබන "අපි අකුරට මැලි නොවෙමු" ව්‍යාපෘති මාලාවේ දෙවන සහ තෙවන අදියර, පසුගිය මාර්තු මස ඉතා සාර්ථක අන්දමින් පැවැත්විණි. ඒ අනුව එහි දෙවන අදියර, මාර්තු මස 9 සහ 10 දෙදින පුරා පුත්තලම වනාතවිල්ලුව බණ්ඩාරනායකපුර මහා විද්‍යාලයේ දී සාර්ථකව සිදු කල අතර, එහිදී මුල් දින ගණිතය විෂයය සඳහාද දෙවන දින විද්‍යාව විෂයය සඳහාද වන අයුරින් සම්මන්ත්‍රණ මාලාව සැලසුම් කර තිබිණි.

එමෙන්ම එහි තෙවන අදියර පුත්තලම බණ්ඩාරනායකපුර ජාතික පාසලේදී, මාර්තු මස 23 සහ 24 දෙදින සාර්ථකව පැවැත්විණි. එහිදී, පුරා දින දෙකෙහිම ගණිතය විෂය සඳහා සම්මන්ත්‍රණය සිදු කරන ලදී. වැඩසටහන් අවසානයේ දී සිසුන්ගෙන් ලැබුණු ප්‍රතිචාර ඉතා ඉහළ විය. තවත් එවැනි සම්මන්ත්‍රණ පවත්වන මෙන් ඉල්ලීම් ද ඒ අතර දක්නට ලැබුණි.

මෙම අදියර දෙක පුරාවටම සිසුන්ගේ සහභාගිත්වය ඉහල මට්ටමක පැවැතිය අතර, එය අපව තව තවත් උනන්දු කරවූ සාධකයක්ද විය. විෂයය දැනුම දුර්වල සිසුන්ගේ ප්‍රථිපල ඉහල නැංවීමේ අරමුණින් සිදු කරන මෙම සම්මන්ත්‍රණ මාලාව, අඩු පහසුකම් සහිත දරුවන් ඇති පාසල් ඉලක්ක කර ගනිමින් මොරටුව විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයීය ලියෝ වරුන් සංවිධානය කල තවත් එක් ප්‍රජා සත්කාරයක් ලෙස ලියෝ මතක පොතට එක් විය.