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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. […]
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 […]
Today marks a very special occasion, which is the 200th Educational meeting at Gavel UOC. For a club at the university level, this milestone is a phenomenal achievement. Most clubs dream of getting this far, but here we are, still going strong and expanding day-by-day. Our club is at a position of commendable status and […]
It was one fine evening when Andaré, the royal comedian, was at home having a peaceful nap. Suddenly, he heard a messenger shouting from the distance saying, “Are you good at humorous speech? It is time to show your talents then!” Andaré was surprised by the news and he was eager to know what is […]
That was another evening in December 2030 according to my diary. Holmes and I were sitting idle in the living room as we could not go outside due to the heavy rain. I was reading the comments of my latest blog that had been published and one of my top fans had raised a question […]
Are you sick of staying at home sitting in front of your computer with heaps of homework and assignments to do? Hope you all are desperate for some relaxation with a bit of fun! So, the wait is over… Enliven is back! Enliven 2021 is definitely the biggest speech contest that the whole audience was […]
Lately, the Gavel Club of UOC has been doing things they have never done before. After pulling off a completely virtual intra-university speech competition right in the middle of a global pandemic just a few months back (obviously, you know what a success Oration 2020 was), they were already planning another exciting new venture. And […]