The grand finale of the Debate competition organised by the Centre for Gender Studies of the University of Kelaniya (CGSUK) was held on the 20th of December 2017 at the Auditorium of the Carrier Guidance Unit.
The two final groups of the competition were the debate team of the Department of Mass Communication of the University of Kelaniya and the debate team of the National Police Academy, Katana. The topic of the debate was “A code of ethics to report violence against women in media, is it needed or not?”.
M.G.A.A. Anuruddhika, W.M.M.K. Gunarathne, H. Pushpa Madushan, H.P. Dhanushka Sampath and Roshan Muthukumara (Supplementary) were the team members of the University of Kelaniya who emerged victorious at the debate competition. H.P. Dhanushka Sampath became the best debater. M.A.H. Sanjaya Samarasekara, U.G. Chandra Kumara, K.M.N. Karunanayake, K.P. Harshani and M.M.G.S. Marasinghe (Supplementary) were the team members of the National Police Academy, Katana and they were the First Runner Up of the competition.
Dr. P.G. Wijayarathne, Dean of the Faculty of Computing and Technology, Dr. Anurin Divakara of the Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya and Sub Inspector Mr. Pulasthi Jayasekara, Coordinator of National Police Academy were among the Panel of Judges.
Dr. E.A.D. Anusha Edirisinghe, Director of the Centre for Gender Studies, Senior Lecturer Mr. Aruna Lokuliyana, Head of Department of Mass Communication, academic staff of the Department of Mass Communication, academic staff of other academic departments and many undergraduates were also present at the event.