Gavel in the time of Corona

– Oh, how I wish I was talking about the alcoholic beverage. – This past week has been Ada Derana news alerts one after the other, confusing us about whether Monday is a holiday for everyone, shutting down everything from cinemas to museums and reporting on Coronavirus patients being found at quarantine centres. This past week has also been a time of WhatsApp group chats getting fired up due to disagreements, sharing (in equal capacity) Read more…

Cheers to New Beginnings!

29th February 2020 was a celebratory day for both UOJ and UoC Gavel Clubs, as their first ever Joint Educational Meeting took place at the University of Colombo premises. The day started with greetings and getting to know each other at the Independence Square. As members of a newly formed Gavel Club, UOJ Gaveliers sought knowledge on the mechanism of a Gavel Club, from A to Z. So both clubs had a little GUTT session Read more…

Contest Rules and Regulations – Oration 2020

Contest Rules and Regulations – Preliminaries The preliminary round shall comprise only of prepared speeches. One contestant is allowed to give a prepared speech according to the following rules. 1. Eligibility The contestant should be of or above 17 years of age He/she should be an undergraduate of the University of Colombo as at 20th February 2020. Toastmasters are allowed to compete provided they are undergraduates of the University of Colombo. 2. Language All speeches Read more…

Oration 2020 – The Legendary Gavel UoC Speech Competition

The University of Colombo is famed for producing talented professionals and academics in almost every field of study – and we are all privileged to be a part of a community like this, that thrives on excellence. Thanks to its Gavel Club, Colombo University also produces ace public speakers and great communicators – any member of the Gavel Club will tell you how Gavel Club changed their lives and boosted their confidence. An extension of Read more…

How Gavel UoC Turned NYE To Christmas, Entertained a Baby and Ate a Bunch of Cookies

-as told by Resident Green-Haired Nagger, your VPE “There is nothing quite as festive as a Christmas themed Gavel Club meeting” is what I said to myself as I hauled three bags full of Christmas decorations to CLT, all while enduring the “what is she doing” looks from the better part of the students hanging out at University, on the 31st of December, 2019.  The Annual Gavel Jingle and Mingle was set to take place, Read more…

TRANSCEND 2019

For the second consecutive year, Gavel club of University of Colombo proudly presented the Transcend 2019 on 18th December, at the university library auditorium. This year, Transcend was organized in collaboration with the Career Guidance Unit of the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo; and was funded by the AHEAD project. Co-Chaired by GV Sasinidu Thalaramba and GV Dakshika Yatagama, this year’s Transcend was focused on improving one’s employability and making oneself more desirable in Read more…

Memories are the Fabric of Life

Extending the bond between the Gaveliers, the Gavel Club of the University of Colombo organized its 159th educational meeting with the Gavel Club of the Uva Wellassa University. The moments are often fleeting but the memories that Gaveliers make with each other will last for the rest of their lives. For some Gaveliers, the meeting became an opportunity to renew friendships while newbies made new friends. On 26th October 2019, the Gavel Club of the Read more…

NIGHTMARE AT GAVEL STREET

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on “Halloween.” On a dark, gloomy evening of the final day in the month of October, a horrifying bunch of ghosts, ghouls, vampires and zombies made their way towards the ZSR at the Faculty of Science in the University of Colombo, for there was a night full of scary fun and fiendish delights awaiting them. These creepy fellows were none other than the Gaveliers Read more…

Your Body Doesn’t Lie.

“I speak two languages, Body and English.”  – Mae West. Yes, your grammar and vocabulary are definitely important, but the way you use your body language can raise your speech to a whole new level. Your posture, eye contact, gestures and facial expressions are some of the things that make up your body language. Let’s look at the different ways you could utilize your body language to make your speech interesting and memorable. Posture. Your Read more…

The Pearlescent Eve

Have you ever wondered how to spend an evening which is encased in a pearlescent glow due to a sudden downpour, yet is blessed with plenty of buttery, warm sunlight? Well, the Gaveliers of the Gavel Club of University of Colombo could find an ideal way to spend such an evening, as they chose to be in the company of some good friends, to have a chat, and to indulge in the luxury of being Read more…