Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2017

Minutes of the Annual Civil Engineering Society meeting held on 30th  March 2017.
Venue:  Auditorium, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa.
Date   : 30th of March 2017
Time   : 11.15 a.m.
The annual  meeting of civil engineering society for year 2017 was held with main purpose of electing new office bearers for 2017.The meeting was conducted by Mr. Deshan Chanuka  secretary of CES with the presence of Prof.J.M.S.J.Bandara (Head of the department),Dr.J.M.A.Manathunga(Academic advisor),Prof. W.K.Mampearachchi ,Dr.L.I.N.De Silva(Senior Treasurer),Dr. W.B.Gunawardana.At first he invited to Mr. Kelum Sandamal former assistant secretary to read the minutes of the last meeting.The minutes of the previous meeting was proposed as in order by Mr. Nalaka Plgampola (sem 7)seconded by Mr.Ishan madushanka(sem 7). Mr Anushka Dassanayake presented the new constitution of the society & it seconded by Mr.Sachintha Gayan (sem 7) & Mr.Banuka VIduranga(sem 7). Then as the agenda of the meeting the new office bearers was selected as follows.
v  Academic advisor  : Dr. W. B .Gunawardana. (Appointed by Prof.J.M.S.J.Bandara & seconded by Dr.J.M.A.Manathunga)
v  Senior Treasurer: Prof. W. K. Mampearachchi.( Appointed by Prof.J.M.S.J.Bandara & seconded by Dr.L.I.N.De Silva) .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
v  President: Mr.Anushka Dassanayake (sem 7) [Suggested by Mr.Tharindu Piyumal(sem 7) & seconded by Mr.Amila Sankalpa(sem 7)].
v  Secretary: Mr.Achala Isuru (sem 7) [Suggested by Mr.Sachith Imalka(sem 7) & seconded by Mr. Pathum Lakruwan(sem 7)].
v  Vice-President :Mr.Sasith karunarathna(sem 5) [Suggested by Mr.Thisura Gamage(sem 5) & seconded by Mr. Tharaka Abesinghe(sem 5)].
v  Assistant secretary : Mr.Kelum Sandamal(sem 5) ) [Suggested by Mr.Roshan Sandaruwan(sem 5) & seconded by Mr. Thilanga Fonseka(sem 5)].
v  Junior treasurer :Mr.Kanishka Pramod(sem 7)  [Suggested by Mr.Thisura Gamage(sem 5) & seconded by Mr. Tharaka Abesinghe(sem 5)].
Editor: Mr. Isuru Ramawickrama(sem 7)  [Suggested by Mr.Vishwa Jayasinghe(sem 7) & seconded by Mr.Nuwantha Wijebandara(sem 7)].
Assistant Editors:
                Mr. Buddhi Rajapaksha (sem 5)  [Suggested by Mr.Hasitha Kithmal(sem 5) & seconded by Mr.     dileepa prabashwara(sem 5)].
                Ms.Sachini Wijewardhana(sem 5) [Suggested by Ms.Imalsha Rathnayaka(sem 5) & seconded by Ms.Nimna Manage(sem 5)].
Coordinators: Mr.Nishan Karunarathna(sem 7) [Suggested by Mr.Upamal Basnayake(sem 7) & seconded by Mr.Nadeera Rajapaksha(sem 7)].
                       Ms.Asanka De Silva(sem 7) [Suggested by Ms.Chathuri Jayamali(sem 7) & seconded by Ms.Darsha Dassanayake(sem 7)].


Assistant Coordinators:
                       Mr.Kalana Ranawaka (sem 5) [Suggested by Mr.Dimuthu Jayathilaka(sem 5) & seconded by Mr.Kushan Chandimal(sem 5)].
                       Mr.Janith Nipuna(sem 5)  [Suggested by Mr.Senehas Navodya(sem 5) & seconded by Mr.Praveen Maduwantha(sem 5)].
                    

Committee Members :
                       Mr. Osanda Muthuhewa (sem 7)  [Suggested by Mr.Sahan Anuradha(sem 7) & seconded by               Mr.Vachira Senevirathna(sem 7)].
                       Mr. Lahiru Kalhara(sem 7) [Suggested by Mr.Sadun Nilakshana(sem 7) & seconded by Mr.Nadeera Sandaruwan(sem 7)].
                       Mr. Navodya Gamage(sem 7) [Suggested by Ms.Harshani Rajakaruna(sem 7) & seconded by Ms.Hasini Godawita(sem 7)].
                        Mr.Krishnakumar Thiniroshan(sem 7) [Suggested by Mr.Asfer Nazeer(sem 7) & seconded by Mr.Gangan Sudakaran(sem 7)].
                        Mr.Rizky Sameez(sem 5)  [Suggested by Mr.Zinthah Nawaz(sem 5) & seconded by Mr.Suraj Dombagahawaththage(sem 5)].
                        Mr.Nuwan Prabhath(sem 5) [Suggested by Mr.Thanura Hasntha(sem 5) & seconded by Mr.Sahan Shaminda(sem 5)].
                        Mr.Madhawa Dharmapriya(sem 5) [Suggested by Mr.Supun Sachintha(sem 5) & seconded by Mr.Ruwantha Geeshan(sem 5)].
                        Mr. Kalpa Silva(sem 5) [Suggested by Mr.Gihan Rupasinghe(sem 5) & seconded by Mr.Manoj Ranga(sem 5)].
10 Committee members from sem 3 appointed by Mr.Sasith karunarathna(vice president) & seconded by  Mr.Achala Isuru( secretary)

Former Secretary of CES invited to newly appointed President to taken over the meeting & the president welcomed all the guests and objectives of the civil engineering society were presented to the all members.
Next Dr.L.I.N.De Silva( Former Senior Treasurer)  talked about the past few year’s progress & about the history of the society. Further he said how it was developed under so many obstacles & the contribution of the all members. Finally he finished speech by congratulating the newly appointed committee members.
The president of the society Mr.Anushka Dassanayake thanked to Dr.L.I.N.De Silva to contribution he gave to the society over last 5 years & all the members highly appreciated the service of  Dr.L.I.N.De Silva.
Few plans for the upcoming year were presented to the audience by the president.
          1. New year festival 2017.
          2. Cricket festival.
          3. Suhastha( Seminar series).
          4. Civil Padura.
          5.Civil Night.
  Prof. W.K.Mampearachchi suggested to start Media & Photography subcommittee  & panel discussion series & it seconded by Dr. W.B.Gunawardana.
The secretary Mr. Achala Isuru thanked to all the members in the audience.                                        Finally the meeting adjourned at 12.15 p.m. by the president.


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Anushka Dassanayake                                                             Achala Isuru
President of the Civil Engineering Society                                Secretary of Civl Engineering Society



Thursday, 4 May 2017

civil ape aurudhu 2017




It is a time where nature is at its best with greenery everywhere. All the trees and plants are in bloom. The crops get ripen and the fields look golden. Nature gives a grand solemn to our peckish eyes. Buds of flowers peep to see its beauteous sight. There is nothing but colors denoting the energy – the vivid and passionate pulse of life giving us new hopes and aspirations. The Sinhala and Tamil New Year, one of the exuberant festivals celebrated in Sri Lanka dawns in this epoch symbolizing the prosperity and ethnic harmony between people and the country. According to astrologers and planetary this festivity symbolizes the transition of the sun from the house of Pisces to house of Aries.

 Being a part of this ample ethnicity the civil engineering society of University of Moratuwa contributed to these multifaceted festivities on 06/04/2017 at the civil department premises. The department was decorated with vibrant ‘Kolan chithra’ by the Hindu devotees and a village house outside.





With the arrival of the Dean – faculty of engineering Professor K.K.C.K.Perera, Vice chancellor Professor Ananda Jayawardane and the Head of the civil department Professor J.M.S.J.Bandara the festival commenced.



Keeping up with the tradition, the ceremony of boiling milk was done by the students of the 2015 batch with the participation of the staff members of the department of civil engineering.
With the lighting of the oil lamp the food table was announced open by the Vice chancellor Professor Ananda Jayawardane together along with the staff. Once after all the guests present had cherished, the table was opened to all those adorned the occasion.



The event embellished with the commencement of the aurudu recreations such as crowning the ‘aurudu kumara and kumariya’ and other events which were truly enjoyed by the guest invitees that were present at the festival. Events had been organized with an open invitation which were enjoyed indeed by the participants and the spectators specially the level 3, 4, and 5 students and the students from other departments along with outbreaks of merriment.
 The ‘Pani Bambare’ game was amongst the major highlights and a glamorous dance presented by the students from the 2015 batch was able to catch everyone’s eye. ‘Dandukande Gaseema’,’Kamba Adeema’, ‘Kotta pora gaseema’ and ‘Kana muttiya bindeema’ also provided a major thrill to everyone. All this tremblesome amusement came to end with the giveaway of choosy and attractive prizes for the winners of the games.







This event was a prodigious achievement of all the brothers and sisters of the civil engineering department establishing as one big family that will lead the future in many ways marking the name of our university and country around the world in the times that will come forth.







Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Meth Mihira 2016


Meth Mihira-2016
“What makes someone different, is what makes them beautiful”
All humans are special and need love. Some are extra special and need extra love. They actually need affection, not mercy. Their expectation is a smile not a frown. As we all know world is like one family, we all have a responsibility to take care these extra special ones.



As the “Civil Family” of Moratuwa University, we always believe that, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is not an education at all”. So we needed to give our attention and affection to the ones who really need it. By using that idea as the base we could organize an amazing program called “Meth Mihira” to fulfil our target.
By following our previous batches, we supposed to engage with the adorable ones in “Meth Mihira Education Center” that situated in Koralawella, Moratuwa which was started in 2000 to operate as a day center for the children and youth with special needs.
“As harder we work for something, the greater we can feel when we are achieving it.”
              


The civil engineering society faced a lot of difficulties when organizing this event. But because of the tremendous effort of every civilian, we finally could arrange an amazing day for them. We had invited to the honourable guests from civil family for this lovely moment.



              It was 8th of April, 2016. A group of civilians went to the Meth Mihira education center to bring kids to the university premises and they could reach to the university at near 8.30 am. Another group were there in the front of the university to welcome them with worm hugs and lovely gifts.
On the way of bringing them to the civil department, soap bubbles flew everyware with rainbow colours as the kids already started to enjoy with the welcoming gifts. It was not a strange but all of us engaged with them while playing as those adorable loving faces could steal our hearts at the first glance of us.
After bringing them to the civil auditorium, we had started the ceremony with invited honourable guests of civil family. As basic traditions we had lighten the oil lamp and a representor of 14th batch had done the welcome speech. It was a great pleasure to listen to the guest speeches as always those words help us to get more courage for these kind of events.
                           Music is the language which can express things which cannot be explained by words. There were several events organized by Meth Mihira kids which had treated with a feast for the eyes of everyone.
                    There was a dancing event on the stage from girls of civil department of 14th batch while the audience enjoying refreshments. After that as a special event all the teachers of the Meth Mihira Education Center were awarded by souvenirs for their remarkable service as without them these students cannot bloom like spring flowers in their winter.
                     After all these indoor events, we supposed to come outside of the auditorium as our main aim was to give a memorable time to the kids with different kinds of events.
                  










  As the first one we conducted a painting event. For that kids were divided in to small groups and civilians also separated for those groups. Every group could get a sketch of a well-known cartoon character and kids had been asked to colour those with using crayons which were provided. It was a fantastic experience for everyone and it was a great opportunity for us to be more friendly with those adorable ones. It was not just painting but some were enjoyed there while playing drums, singing songs and taking photographs. That lobby area was like a little heaven in that few seconds as those little kids always remembered us angle smiles.



                    Kids always love games. Considering that factor we had organized a cricket match and for that we brought all the students to the ground in front of the department. Kids showed an exceptional talent while playing cricket and all of the participants including us could enjoy well in this special event.
“Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind”
                   








 As it was so tired after the cricket match, we had decided to get lunch and the lunch was arranged in the common room of the department and all the students including the staff members of the center could enjoy the lunch well. We were always there to take care of every child and we always felt that the only special need that they have is to be loved and accepted just in the way they are.
 
                   


 After the lunch we had distributed balloons to them. We also organized some musical events like paper dancing and etc. All the little faces filled with happiness with pure and innocent smiles. They enjoyed the moment so well.

                 


   People say that “Take time to do what makes your soul happy”. It was a great day for all of us. As time was already reached to ending time that we planned, we decided to go to the final event of distributing gifts to students. 










After that we had ended the overall event which gave us a lot of unforgettable memories for our entire life. As a memory we all gathered and took a group photograph which remembers all the memories that we had experienced.


Thursday, 18 August 2016

10,Tuesday,2016
CIVIL APE AWURUDU……
begun its song and nature all
around us had once more
bloomed into the most
stunning shapes and colours
that would impress even the
most critical. For the sun and











the moon and all the planets
had shifted again and again
and a brand new Sinhala and
Tamil year had dawned. Sri
Lankans have long since seen
this as a time for celebration, a
time to renew old friendships
and to cut any bonds of
hatred.
The Civil Engineering students have also observed this celebration each year and this year too, the Civil
Engineering students of batch ’14 successfully held their own Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations with their
usual pomp and gusto. As we do with all our activities, for this celebration too, the whole batch got together and
worked together to bring forth another grand celebration on the 9th of May, 2016. On the morn of the day, most
noticeable among the many decorations were the traditional “kolan chithra” in the entrance of the department
and the Village Shop outside.
The arrival of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof.
K.K.C.K. Perera, the Head of the Department of Civil
Engineering, Prof. J.M.S.J. Bandara and other staff members of
the Department of Civil Engineering signified the start of the
festivities as the traditional customs were done beginning
with the boiling of the milk pot.The traditional table of food was declared open with the lighting of the oil lamp done by Prof. K.K.C.K. Perera,
Prof. J.M.S.J. Bandara and our other guests. After everyone had partaken of the food, the girls of the Civil
Engineering Department entertained the guests with a folk dance.
Then the traditional New Year games were begun
starting with the race and other games like threading
the needle, “kana mutti bindeema”, “kotta pora”,
marking the elephant’s eye and musical chairs went on
till the evening. Both guys and girls enjoyed playing the
“rabana” (drum) and as usual, the swing remained one
of the main attractions of the day. The festivities
received guests from other departments throughout
the day where they were also invited to partake in the
games and the traditions.The day ended in the evening when another dance was given by the girls which was followed by the awarding of
prizes to all who had placed in the games held. The celebrations were declared a success by all.
This event was organised by the CES and the ’14 batch of Civil Engineering students. The success of this event is a
point of pride to the ‘14 batch and it showcased their many talents wonderfully. The ’14 batch would also like to

express their gratitude to their seniors in the Civil Engineering Department for their guidance and support.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Suhastha '15

“Suhatha - 2015” was successfully concluded on 14th and 15th of November 2015 on Walimada area targeting ordinary level students in the area by the 13th batch Civil Department. This was one of the most effective and best programs concluded by the Civil Engineering society of University of Moratuwa during this year. Previous year the seminar series was initiated to conduct in two languages in Sinhalese and Tamil. This year the same tradition was continued. The Sinhala seminar was at Nadhagamuwa Maha Viddayala with the participation of another Sinhala school ‘Landegama Maha viddyala’ and the Tamil seminar was at Walimada Tamil Viddyala with the participation of six Tamil medium schools.










When the idea was came upon it was not only to the seminar and come back, but there must be something other than doing the seminar. Something will remain in the minds of the students for so many years. Because of that it was suggested to donate books to the two libraries of the schools.









We planned to do seminars for three subjects for “Science, English, and Mathematics” which foe our knowledge was the weakest of the students in the area. We understood that discussing a paper was not enough because of that a tutorial was arranged for the benefit of the children to do at home. It was arranged covering all the parts of the syllabus and giving priority to important parts in the syllabus

.
Although most of the planning was done easily funding the project was bit difficult. In order to do so a ticket was sold among the pubic to collect donations from the people. All the colleagues of 13th batch Civil Department helped in funding this. 
The schools were bit far away from the Walimada town and reaching the schools were bit difficult. But the beauty of the nature made us forget all the difficulties we had.







The seminars were due to start at 8am onward until 4pm afternoon. The first day was planned to do seminar on science and English and the second date was focused on Mathematics.
Separate papers for each subtopics of the science subject was given and three different colleagues conducted the seminar and others were helping to do so. After the seminar tutorials were distributed to the students for practice until the exams.




Due to lack of time English seminar was as a two part seminar and 1st part and the evening of the first day and morning at the second date. 1st day it was mainly about grammar and 2nd day was about how to collect marks easily and the parts that should have a special care.
The main target was on the second date was mathematics and important points were discussed firstly and later every student was given a mentor to improve their knowledge and to reduce the mistakes of those children. Weaker students were given special attention rather than learning new things they were taught to reduce the mistakes there were doing. 







All together there were 30 or 40 groups which was more effective.
At the end a mentoring program was held for students and questions about their life were answered and ways to build up their life after the exams, what are the possibilities and new opportunities of life were introduced.






At the end after a simple ceremony books were given to the principles of the two schools. The principle in his speech thanks all the organizers for their massive effort and dedicating their useful time on these children. He encouraged us to do there seminars all around the country. And also told that he will monitor the children on doing the tutorials.
On behalf of the students of the school the head prefect thanks all the organizers for choosing a rural school like theirs and promised that they will do their best on the upcoming exams.







 A parent in his speech thanked everyone with for helping their children and most of them are farmers and society think that their children should be farmers after them. 









But we changed that attitude on their mind. We requested the students to give a feedback on our seminar and everyone were thankful for our cause and encouraged us to carry on in big scale.








We are hoping an improvement on their life and their studies and we are hoping to do the same next year with a much more advanced plan with the experiences gained from this project.
All together this can be said as the most successful project done by the Civil 13th batch and we are hoping to continue this humanitarian projects. And thankful for all the colleagues who helped in organizing participating for this project.