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The 236th Educational meeting of Gavel UOC was graced with the presence of ghouls, demons, anime characters, and masked Soldiers for the late-night Halloween meeting inspired by the sensational show: “Squid Game”. The meeting commenced with the president, soldier Susara calling the meeting to order. Then the controls were handed over to the TMOD, soldier […]
Gavel Under The Trees – or commonly referred to as the GUTT meeting is one of the most looked forward to days by our gaveliers. Even though the meeting itself was held over the LEARN zoom platform, GUTT was a much-needed getaway for most of us. Stepping away from the traditional Educational meeting, GUTT is […]
Here’s which Hogwarts house you belong to, based on how you handle the Grammarian Role.  “Hmmmm…difficult, very difficult. Plenty of courage I see. Not a bad mind, either. There’s talent, oh yes. And a thirst to prove yourself. But where to put you?”  For those of you, new to Gavel, the Grammarian aka the ‘Grammar […]
“If life is a book. There are a thousand stories I have not yet read.” People are made up of stories. Stories that we have lived through. Stories that we have heard or read. Stories that we borrowed from others and made our own. Any such story can be included in public speaking, and through […]
Amongst what felt like a confined series of days for the past year, weekly Gavel meetings tinged at least one day of those monotonous weeks. To top it all, the 23rd of October marked an indelible day as the joint meeting with the Gavel club of University of Ruhuna took place. The meeting was called […]
“Gavelier Chandula had 9 uhs 3 uhms and used the filler word ‘and’ repetitively.” That was my Ah Counter report on my first ever table topic. My speech was 1 min and 30 seconds long with 12 filler sounds and repetitive words. That’s one “UM” every 10 seconds and who knows how many ANDs in […]
Well, it was the moment, the moment we had all been waiting for, but the ‘Ex-Magicians of Gavel UOC’, had not so much.  From epitomizing quintessential leadership and inspiring the generation to come, to spilling the beans and jeopardizing their own self-esteem, these senior Gaveliers went through 2 hours (give or take) of wonderful merrymaking […]
Once two friends helped each other and their friendship evolved over time where they both grew up, collected memories, and supported not just each other but also the family they met at Gavel.  They are non-other than Mr. Shayen Yatagama, who was the Junior treasurer for the term 2016/17, and Mrs. Vimukthini Jayalath who was […]
Journey Hotline is a worthy cause initiated by the Gavel Club of University of Colombo, where exciting interviews are held with our own, very best public speakers. Another interesting episode of Season One was conducted by GV Piyumali Samarakoon. Past Gavelier Malin Ranwela was the honored guest for the day. Malin is a very talented […]
It all began with a small idea that was put forward by our previous ExCo. The whole idea was to create a platform to help the new undergraduates of University of Colombo to improve their confidence in English speaking. Though it was not the kind of project Gavel UOC has conducted before, the wholesomeness behind […]