The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) awards ‘ENG. E. W. Karunaratna Award’ for the best undergraduate project in Electrical Engineering across engineering faculties in Sri Lanka. This year, the project “Develop a Series Arc Fault Detector to Minimize the Risk of Domestic Electrical Fires”, done by a group of students in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, received the award. The group members were, S. P. Somathilaka, N. T. Senarathna, H. E. Hewapathirana and W. M. K. S. Sumathipala. The project was supervised by Prof. J. R.