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After getting tired of hours of practice, my friends and I decided to sneak into the auditorium, to see how the rest of the preparation for the concert was going on. The whole surrounding was dark, except for the spotlight on the stage.  Up there performing were a group of girls, and I remember 3 […]
It was a memorable day in 2021. I was happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time. It’s just another ordinary day in the pandemic era… But was it really so ordinary? On that day, I was absolutely sure of three things. 1.I had no idea what to wear 2.My makeshift camera stand was […]
Everyone knows that the gavel club was born to improve English and public speaking skills of all the undergraduates at University of Colombo. But who here knows that it has its different shades where it taps into untethered areas of other unfathomable skills?In order to expand the horizons of Gavel Club, we started an online […]
For a club that primarily focuses on fine-tuning one’s delivery of English among other soft skills, it’s fairly easy for one to fall for and believe the common consensus that the Gavel club happens to be a collective, which for the most part, houses Sri Lanka’s so-called ‘posh’ student community. However, as an individual who […]
It is my pleasure to recall my initial memories of the Gavel Club of the University of Colombo from 2015 to 2017.I am Thangavadivel Nirusan. I studied at Jaffna Hindu College, I entered the University of Colombo, Faculty of Science along with the 2013/2014 Intake. I followed the degree in Industrial Statistics and Mathematical Finance. […]
It was the second week of March 2020 and the so-called orientation program of the Faculty was going on. The president (now our distinguished IPP) GV. Uditha Weerasinghe was doing his thing, encouraging us “newbies” to join the Gavel Club. It was time for one of us to speak about our experiences at university, and […]
The 211th Educational Meeting or “Gavel Soorya Mangalya” was held successfully on the 20th of April at the Economics Auditorium in the Faculty of Arts UOC. This was a remarkable meeting as it was the first physical meeting at the campus after almost a year of “computer-screen” meetings. The meeting began at 1.00 am with […]
When you hear the word “conference”, what comes to mind is time spent sitting, yawning, falling asleep, and wishing you were anywhere else but there. Well Gavel Conference 2021, brought on a whole new meaning for the word “conference” in my personal dictionary. The day started off well enough as we piled into GV Anusith’s […]
In the early months of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic stormed the world and put everyone in their homes without even giving them time to make any arrangements. This affected Gavel UOC too. Everything that was planned for the upcoming year of 2020 had to be halted for some weeks until online platforms came to help. […]
How many times have you accomplished a goal and thought, “I can’t believe I just did that”? Some tasks only seem impossible because we build them up that way. Others seem impossible because they’re particularly hard. Either way, the point of a challenge is to conquer it and grow.  You’ll never know until you give […]