Friday, 20 July 2012

Laptop Project

Laptop Project

In an era where the world is considered a Global Village, it is imperative for a budding young professional to have the right technological hardware to meet the new world head-on.
This is the reason the third year undergraduates came up with the ambitious plan of providing laptop computers to undergraduates who do not own a laptop at present.
The idea for the project was communicated to our head of department, Prof: Jayasinghe, who approved the idea and gave us guidance and directions as to how this was to be fulfilled.   
Today, we are proud to inform that as the first stage of the project, we were able to provide laptop computers worth over 1 million rupees to 17 3rd year undergraduates.
We are extremely grateful to all who helped us in this project, without whose immense support the project would have not kicked into action. Because of the help they provided a student’s academic future was further brightened.   We remember with thanks the sponsors, both individuals and groups, who unselfishly donated their wealth and time for this endeavor.  We greatly appreciate their selfless efforts to brighten the lives of young men and women who will one day take up the weight of country onto their shoulders. 

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


                A three day workshop was conducted by the Civil Engineering Society, 10’ batch was hold on 5th ,6th  and 7th June 2012 at D. S. Senanayake National School - Ampara, with the abundant support of  Prof. Thishan Jayasinghe - The Head Of The Department.

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subjects were programmed per each day and necessary text books of Rs.18,000 were provided for the school library during the workshop.

The program was conducted from 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. with the great support of the Teachers in the Science Section of D.S.S.N.S. with more than 100 participants.

And also exercise books and pens were donated for 100 destitute students in ‘Sri Siddhartha Dhaham Pasala’ at ‘Sri Bodhimalu Viharaya’ Uhana, Ampara with the support of the venerable prior.

Donation of Rs.35,000 was provided by the Civil Engineering Society and other financial donations were funded by the level 2, 10’ batch.

Plenteous support of all the Members, Lectures, Teachers, Students, Parents and all the others which is not mentioned should be appraised to make this a success.


Saturday, 25 February 2012

It’s time to extent our helping hands…
                                                                                               An essence of Meth Mihira program...........

Some are born talented. Some are born wise. Some are born rich. But some? It is the question we should ask ourselves now again.

Living in today’s world has become harder and harder. Life has become a race where people even struggle for survival.  And it’s time for us to open the doors of our heavens and reach for whom lagging behind us. The true meaning for humanity exists there.

 “Meth Mihira” is a home for differently-abled children in the Koralawella area who are struggling to move on the challenging journey of life. If you turn right at the Moratuwa police station junction to the “Parana Para” and ride about 2km from there you can find “Meth Mihira” home at the left hand side of the road. Here the children are fed with knowledge and also they are given training to days to day activities like cooking, sewing etc.

There are about 55 students currently trained at “Meth Mihira” home. And there are 5 staff members headed by a sister to help them. In previous years too the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa has rendered an immense support including painting the “Meth Mihira” home.
Now it’s our time to open our eyes and extend our hands to our own brother and sisters to stand on there feet.

                                                      Come….. join….. Help them grow…..     


CricFiesta 2012

CricFiesta 2012

As scheduled, the annual cricket fiesta organized by ‘Civil Engineering Society’ has been held on 20th February, successfully.

Level 4- b team, who were the defending champions proved their excellency by retaining the title. Ladies’ tournament, which had been organized for the first time in history, went along gloriously, making level 4 champions in that as well.

A big bunch of gratitude goes to the staff, our colleagues and everyone who took part in various means to make this event a success.

                                                                                    Kasun Chinthaka Nandapala

Friday, 17 February 2012

Cricfiesta 2012

Civil Department Cricket Tournament 2012

The annual cricket encounter in the Civil Department “Civil Cricfiesta“will be held on the 20th of February 2012 at the University Grounds. The Civil Engineering Society (CES) is the proud promoter of this event, with the organizing tasks being carried out enthusiastic ally at this very moment.
Teams from the Academic Staff, non - academic staff and students from the three levels will contend for the Title of “Champions of Civil Cricfiesta 2012”. The fierce rivalry on the cricket field along with the fine camaraderie off the field will be the highlight of this event.   Also in store is the Ladies cricket match series, where an excellent competition is expected as well.
The Organizers invite all those who would like to share the joy and excitement of this occasion.

Organizing Committee
Civil Cricfiesta 2012

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Minutes of the CES meeting held on 18th of January 2012

Minutes of the CES meeting held on 18th of January 2012

               Venue : Seminar Room, Department of Civil Engineering, University Of Moratuwa.  
                Time : 5.15 p.m.

The first meeting of the newly appointed committee of the Civil Engineering Society for the year 2012 was initiated on the 18th of January 2012 at 5.15 p.m. As the President was not present the meeting was conducted by Treasurer Mr. Punarji Damboragama. The Senior Treasurer Dr. L.I.N. De Silva of the Civil Engineering department academic staff was also present as well as Dr. J.M.A. Manatunge who is the Academic Advisor joined while the meeting was conducting.

Newly appointed senior treasure Dr. L.I.N.De Silva was introduced to the committee by Mr. Punarji Damboragama. Dr. L.I.N. De Silva talked about the current financial position of CES. It was stated in his speech that before EXMO 2010 there had been Rs 7000,000/= worth of cash equivalents in CES accounts and that after expenditures there are Rs. 176,000/= worth of cash equivalence at the moment.

Several suggestions were made by committee members to be implemented in the year ahead as stated below.

1.       Suggestion of having a AGM .
It was suggested by Mr. Benura (a representative from semester 7) that a AGM should be held this year.    Dr. L.I.N. De Silva went on to talk about the purpose of having an AGM and what had been done in the previous years regarding AGMs. It was stated that an Industry Day was held along with the AGM last year up to a satisfactory level. Dr.J.M.A. Manatunge also added that it was organized by the present Committee plus the outgoing committee.

2.       Civil Engineering Research Symposium.
Mr. Punarji Damdoragama informed the committee about the upcoming Civil Engineering Research symposium that is to be held in coming June. Dr.J.M.A. Manatunge added that it is to be held at the University Of Ruhuna and gave an extensive introduction to the history and the scope of the event.

3.       Annual Cricket tournament and Methmihira programme.
Mr. Punarji Damboragama proposed that the annual cricket tournament and Methmihira the community service project need to be conducted this year also. It was requested by the staff members that a fund raising plan should be prepared and submitted for these events.

4.       Seminars for students from rural and underprivileged schools.
It was suggested by Mr. Pulsara (a representative from semester 3) to organize educational seminars for students from rural and underprivileged schools by CES. The representatives from semester 3 batch also expressed their willingness to organize such a project if permitted.

5.       Purpose of having guest lectures.
The guest lectures that are organized by the CES was suggested to be more publicized to attract students from other departments also by Mr. Sanka (a representative from semester 7) It was informed that Mr Prakash (a representative from semester 7) had been assigned the task of organizing these guest lectures. Dr.J.M.A. Manatunge added that at least five of such lectures should take place for a year organized by CES.

6.       Establish a scholarship fund.
It was suggested by Mr. Tharindu ( junior secretory) to establish a scholarship fund to help needy students of the department.

7.       Starting a magazine as well as a blog from Civil Department.
Mr. Sanka (a representative from semester 7) suggested a magazine can be published to promote Civil Engineering among students. But another suggestion was brought by the committee members to use enews or a blog instead of a magazine.

8.       Wifi facility for Civil department.
The need for wifi facility for the civil department was stressed by Mr. Janith (a representative from semester 3) as it would be much useful to the students. Dr. J.M.A. Manatunge volunteered to discuss the matter with the Head of the Department directly.

9.       Student consultancy projects.
It was proposed by Mr. Benura (a representative from semester 7) that student consultancy projects need to be implemented this year also. Staff members reminded that the last year projects were highly successful with the help academic staff of the department.

10.   Importance of reviving the Civil Engineering night.
Mr. Jude Aruna (a representative from semester 7) proposed that the Civil Engineering night should again be revived. Dr.J.M.A. Manatunge added that permission should be granted by the head of the department for the event and it needs to be organized as a close ceremony intended only for Civil Engineering students.
With the note that the next meeting would be called as soon as possible to further discuss the implementation of these suggestions, the meeting was concluded.

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                    Secretary                  Academic Adviser                             President

The objectives of the Civil Engineering Society.

* Promote professional interest in regarding to Civil Engineering among its members.

* Establish closer interaction among members to share, exchange and discuss issues relating to the scientific, technology and societal developments as applicable to Civil Engineering in its widest context.

* Raise and mobilize resources for the development of Civil Engineering especially at the University of Moratuwa.

* Create a better awareness among the general public of the role of Civil Engineering.

* Explore and provide opportunities to fulfill its social responsibility to the community it serves especially in terms of contributions in professional advice and participatory projects.

* Identify inherent capabilities of students and to promote their leadership skills and professionalism.

* Enhance the image of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, among society at large and to assist in continually improving the quality of the courses in Civil Engineering.

* Promote, explore and assist in the development of new career opportunities for Civil Engineering graduates.

* Assist students having particular needs to successfully complete their studies in Civil Engineering.

Hey guys this blog is about the Civil Engineering Society of University of Moratuwa and is supposed to update you about the performance and update you about the upcoming events.

Thank you!
Prasad Perera