The Environmental Assistance, Research, and Training Hub (KDU-EARTH) of the Faculty of Law, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) organized an Art, Literary, Sculpture, Photograph, and Video competition titled ‘Eco-Legal Creativity 2023’ on the 6th June 2023. It was formally declared open by Brig. DCA Wickramasinghe USP USACGSC, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Defence and Administration) of KDU.
The students of the Faculty of Law were allowed to showcase their talents and creativity in the form of written, visual, and auditory media. Photographs, Poetry, Art, Sculptures, and Video Clips were displayed in the open areas of the faculty premises, depicting the beauty of nature and the harm caused to the environment by human activities. The competitions were judged by a distinguished panel of evaluators comprising Snr. Prof. SR De Alwis Seneviratne, Director, Centre for Internal Quality Assurance, Prof. JP Karunadasa, Professor in the Faculty of Engineering; and Eng. (Dr.) Namali Sirisoma, Director, Career Guidance Unit.
The exhibition and competition concluded with the certificate award ceremony, graced by Maj. Gen. Milinda Peiris Vice Chancellor of KDU, as the Chief Guest. The ceremony included a short drama, in which the students of Intake 39 performed an entertaining and meaningful skit on environmental sustainability. Awards were given to the winners of the Art, Literary, Sculpture, Photograph, and Video competitions, with each segment having three placements. Tokens of appreciation were also given to the evaluators who graciously helped make the event a success. Maj. Gen. ALDM Gunasekara RSP USP psc, Rector -Metropolitan Campus, KDU, also graced the occasion and presented the certificates of appreciation to the evaluators.
Winners of the competition are as follows:
1st Place: P. Chandrahasan (Intake 40)
2nd Place: S.S Hasini (Intake 39)
3rd Place: R.T Kariyawasam – (Intake 40)
1st Place & 2nd Place: D.V.A Jayamanna – (Intake 40)
3rd Place: W.P.U Mayantha (Intake 38) & W.M.H.K Dhanapala (Intake 40)
1st Place: H. D.M.M Senadipathi -(Intake 40)
2nd Place: R Alahakoon – (Intake 39)
3rd Place: A.S.M Amarasinghe – (Intake 39)
1st Place: LMM Chathurani – (Intake 40)
2nd Place: HK Dias – (Intake 39)
3rd Place: S.L De Silva – (Intake 38), P.A.D Wickremasinghe- (Intake 38), M.O Ravindi (Intake 39)
1st Place: L.J.M.B.M Bandara – (Intake 40)
2nd Place: G.A.N.A Wedagama – (Intake 38)
3rd Place: A.A.A.H Amarasinghe – (Intake 40)
This event helped to rediscover the hidden talents of the young law undergraduates at the faculty, as well as their passion and concern for the preservation of the environment. The event was a great success due to the contribution made by the academic and non-academic staff of the Faculty of Law, KDU as well as the undergraduates.