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Undergraduate Project Wins the Silver Award at the Annual Awards for the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Energy Research 2022 Organized by SLEMA

The undergraduate project titled “Torrefaction of Gliricidia and Rubberwood for Energy Applications” of the team, S.S. Senadheera, S.W. Abeysiriwardana, and U.M.A. Devaraja supervised by Dr. R.M.D.S. Gunarathne in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering won the Silver Award at the Annual Awards for the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Energy Research 2022 during the annual sessions of Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association held on 29th July 2022. 

Community Garden at The University of Moratuwa: MORAGROW

The University of Moratuwa has taken initiatives to set up a model garden ecosystem named MoraGrow, within the University premises for the cultivation of vegetables and fruits.  As the first step, clearing and preparation of the locations identified for the garden was carried out with the participation of Prof. N.D. Gunawardena, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. P.K.S. Mahanama, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and other academic, administrative and non-academic staff members of the University on 16th June 2022.

CSE Team from UoM Wins First Place in the IntelliHack2 Competition Organized by IEEE CS UCSC

Mr. Primesh Pathirana and Mr. Thilina Senarath (Team Genesis),  final year undergraduates of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, were awarded the winning team of INTELLIHACK2. Intellihack2.0 is the first-ever Machine Learning hackathon in Sri Lanka. It is one of the year’s most anticipated, exciting, and electrifying events that innovative minds look forward to. The hackathon was conducted as a virtual event hosted by the IEEE Computer Society Student Branch Chapter of the University of Colombo School of Computing and sponsored by IFS, London Stock Exchange Group, Dialog Axiata, Global Market Technologies, and Google Developer Group Sri Lanka. This hackathon consisted of a preliminary round and a 01-day final round.

Dr. Ashani Ranathunga Wins OWSD - Elsevier Foundation Award for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World – 2022

Dr. Ashani Ranathunga has won the OWSD - Elsevier Foundation Award for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing  World for her work at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of  Moratuwa. This global award recognizes the contributions to research helping to tackle climate change and advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including: SDG13 (Climate Action), SDG14 (Life Below Water) and SDG15 (Life on Land). The prize also acknowledges scientists’ commitment to leadership, mentoring and engagement within their communities, including the use of innovative technologies in their research.

Second-place Winner of the ComSoc “Internet for All” Competition in the Asia Pacific Region

Sandushan Ranaweera, and undergraduate of ENTC has emerged as the second-place winner in the Asia Pacific Region in the Internet for All Competition organized by IEEE Communications Society which is one of the world premier associations for communication engineers. In this competition the participating teams or individuals are required to submit a proposal outlining a plan to bring internet connectivity to an identified locality where a clear need of internet connectivity exists.  The proposals should explain how if implemented the performance of the infrastructure will be measured, detect technical failures, risk mitigation plan and how the infrastructure will be maintained after the project duration.

Free open online training programme on Trainee - Full Stack Developer University of Moratuwa

University of Moratuwa (UoM) is offering a six-month online program “free of charge” that would qualify the student as a Trainee - Full Stack Developer to be employed in the fast-growing Computing Industry of Sri Lanka especially for all students who have completed their A level exams in February 2022.

Faculty of Business, University of Moratuwa becomes the Winners at the Grand Finale of Infinity Season 3 :2021 / 2022

Infinity is the biggest inter-university Business Case study competition in the university arena in Sri Lanka organized by the Department of Commerce, Faculty of Management and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The season -3 of this was held in three rounds from December 2021 - February 2022 and participated by more than 30 teams representing both State and non-state universities. The challenge was to craft an innovative strategy and propose a national level action plan to enhance the productivity of the Horticulture sector in Sri Lanka.

The University of Moratuwa becomes the Champions at “AdCon 2021” Inter University Advertising Competition

A team of the undergraduates of the 2020 Intake of the Faculty of Business, the University of Moratuwa won the Championship of the ADCON 2021 Inter-University Advertisement competition, which was held on 19th November 2021 at the 80 Club of Colombo. The event was organized by the Department of Marketing, Faculty of Management and Finance of the University of Ruhuna.