Inter-Departmental Debate Competition – 2021/2022

Inter-Departmental Debate Competition – 2021/2022

Debate is one of the academic activities that allows students to express themselves creatively. The Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo organized an Inter-Department Undergraduates Debate competition (Online) in December 2021, coincides with the University centenary year celebrations. The event’s objective was to highlight and improve the aesthetic and soft skills of the undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts. Along with the program, a pre-training workshop was held on September 4, 2021. The competition was conducted in Sinhala, Tamil, and English.

The final round of the debate competition took place on June 27, 2022, and the winning and runner-up teams are listed below. The competition had been a fascinating experience for the scholars and the staff.

Winning Teams :

Sinhala Medium

Department of Political Science and Public Policy

Tamil Medium

Department of Geography


English Medium

Department of International Relations


Organizing Committee Members

Chair – Senior Prof. Lasantha Manawadu (Dean, Faculty of Arts)

Prof. Nirmal Dewasiri

Dr. Premasiri Nagasinghe (Chief organizer)

Dr. Fareena Ruzaik

Dr. Kumudu Karunarathne

Dr. Darshi Silva

Dr. Keerthi Ariyadasa

Dr. Deepachandi Abeysinghe

Mr. Saman Wanasinghe

Ms. Nadeesha Jayathunga (Secretary)

Ms. Nideka Nanayakkara

Mr. P. Krishanthan

Ms. Nipuni Kaushalya

Mr. Pasan Padukkage

Final Round – 27th June 2022


Semi-Final Round – 27th January and 31st January 2022

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2nd Round – Sinhala Medium – 06th January and 09th January 2022

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Training Workshops :  04th September 2021