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Faculty Won Awards at TECHNO - 2015

TECHNO is the largest Engineering and Technology Exhibition in the country and all Engineering Faculties and leading industries in the country participate for the event. This exhibition is organized by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL).

Faculty performed well during the TECHNO 2015 exhibition and secured several awards.

The summary of the received awards are as follows.

Best Display with University Projects - For this category Faculty won the Silver Award competing with all the Engineering Faculties and the Higher Education Institutes participated with a stall at the exhibition.

In parallel to the exhibition there were competitions for the Engineering undergraduates. Our students won the following awards during the competitions.

       01. CAD Eager Competition (For Mechanical Engineering students) - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places
       02. Spaghetti Bridge Competition (For Civil Engineering students) - 1st and 2nd Places
       03. Concrete Mix Design Competition ( For Civil Engineering students) -2nd and 3rd Places

The details of the above mentioned competitions and the names of the recipients of the awards are as follows.

01. CAD Eager Competition
The competition was held among the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduates from the Universities. All three winning places were taken by the students from the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna.

        - 1st place
               * Karunathilaka Y. C. M. (EG/2012/1966)
               * Bandara I. K. T. D. (EG/2012/1892)

        - 2nd place
               * Ranwala P. C. J. (RU/E/2011/142)

        - 3rd place
               * Aravinthan M. (EG/2012/1886)

02. Inter - University Spaghetti Bridge Competition
This competition was jointly organized by Civil Engineering Societies attached to Moratuwa, Peradeniya and Ruhuna Universities and Young Members Section (YMS) of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL).

Final competition was held on 10th October, 2015 at TECHNO 2015, BMICH, Colombo 07. Civil and Environmental Engineering Society (CEES) attached to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna was able to secure the 1st and 2nd places at the final competition. Team members of the winning groups are shown below.

        - 1st place - Team "Spartanz"
               * Bhasura H. M. P. (RU/E/2011/017)
               * Arachchi T. M. S. (RU/E/2011/010)
               * Bandara H. L. M. S. (RU/E/2011/016)
               * Dayarathna H. D. D. B. (RU/E/2011/031)
               * Dulvin O. V. N. (RU/E/2011/047)
               * Karunarathna R. M. K. S. (RU/E/2011/199)

        - 2nd place - Team "Spaghetti Competitors"
               * Senewirathna P. J. (RU/E/2011/166)
               * De Zoysa H. T. S. M. (RU/E/2011/201)
               * Sadamali L. A. R. (RU/E/2011/155)
               * Rathnayake R. M. S. M. (RU/E/2011/145)
               * Hamapala N. H. L. K. (RU/E/2011/061)
               * Jeewantha H. A. I. (RU/E/2011/074)

03. Inter - University Concrete Mix Design Competition
This competition was jointly organized by Holcim Lanka Ltd and Civil Engineering Society attached to Moratuwa, Peradeniya and Ruhuna Universities.

Altogether 252 Civil Engineering undergraduates in 63 teams; 120 students from University of Moratuwa, 60 students from University of Peradeniya and 72 students from University of Ruhuna have participated in the competition. Concrete Mix Design final competition was held on 9th October, 2015 at I & A Center, Holcim Lanka Ltd., Colombo 03.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Society (CEES) attached to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna was able to secure the 2nd place and the 3rd place at the final competition. Team members of the winning groups are shown below.

        - 2nd place
               * Premalal A.G.D. (RU/E/2011/130)
               * Praneeth K.G.M. (RU/E/2011/128)
               * Dhanasekara M.A.P. (EG/2013/2174)
               * Karunarathna M.K.S.A.C. (EG/2013/2227)

        - 3rd place
               * Aththanayake W.A.M.T.C.W. (RU/E/2011/012)
               * Senarathna A.W.A.R.S. (RU/E/2011/162)
               * Bandara W.D.L.S. (RU/E/2011/016)
               * Vidanagamage S. K. (RU/E/2011/178)