There’s nothing like oratory, it is a skill that can turn a commoner into a king – Winston Churchill.
It’s time for the excited spectators to gush in to witness the extravagant oratory eminence of University of Colombo. The stage is set for the orators to illuminate and bloom with their exceptional talents. It’s the grand finale of “ORATION 2017”
“Oration 2017”, the Annual Intra University Best Speaker Competition, is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the Gavel Club of University of Colombo. It is organized to enhance the communication skills and leadership skills among our undergraduates. It unravels the hidden talents of the upcoming young public speakers, while encouraging them to strive towards their goals.
The battle began on the 30th of September 2017, with the preliminary round of the competition and the speakers were judged based on a 4-6 minutes prepared speech of their own choice. Enthusiastic 34 contestants from all faculties participated in this round and from those 34 , 20 talented speakers were selected for the semi finals.
The Semi finals were held on 08th of October 2017 and it was a challenging round for all the speakers. After a thorough and difficult evaluation of equally competitive prepared speeches, six best orators were selected for the Grand Finale by a panel of eminent judges who are active Toastmasters in Sri Lanka.
The six finalists : Harith Wirasinha (Faculty of Science), Chiranthi Senanayake (Faculty of Arts), Saanaaree Manoratne (Faculty of Law), Ajan Balakumaran (Faculty of Science), Pirannavan Ratnasingam (Faculty of Medicine) and Samali Liyanage (University of Colombo School of Computing) will be battling face to face in the finals to earn the exalted title “Intra University Best Speaker 2017”. The two reserve finalists are Kashmir Karunanayake (Faculty of Medicine)-First reserve and Gangulali de Silva (Faculty of Law)-second reserve.
The grand finale of “Oration 2017” will commence on 17th October 2017 at the Faculty of Graduate Studies Auditorium of University of Colombo. Lucky and talented champions will grab the prestigious titles; “Intra University Best Speaker” & “The Most Popular Speaker” at the Grand finale.
We, FOS media crew wish best of luck to all the orators to compete well in “Oration 2017”.
Who will be crowned as “The Best Speaker of the Year”?
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