Candidates for final round evaluations announced

University category 

Name

University / Higher Education Institute

Vishmi Omalka Randeniya

Asia Pacific Institute
of Information Technology (APIIT)

Haritha Jayasinghe

University of Moratuwa

Nimeshi Dileeka

University of Sabaragamuwa

Isadi Dilinka

Univerrsity of Ruhuna

S.Y.S.K. Gunawardhana

University of Kelaniya

Anjana Waidyarathna

University of Sri Jayawardenepura

Pirinavan Ratnasingham

University of Colombo

Faseel Fathima

University of Colombo

K.Sivjothi

University of Jaffna

Thashanthini Jeyarasa

University of Jaffna

Fathima Fathi

National Institute of Social Development

Aathil Ahamed

University of Colombo

School category

Name

University / Higher Education Institute

Manuja Jayawardana

Colombo International School (CIS)

Damiyangoda Gamage
Thiloka Oshadi Senarath Yapa

Vishaka Vidyalaya

K.Priyanthi

Killinochchi Central College

Kenula De Alwis

Colombo International School (CIS)

Moganarasa Midunagopi

Mankulam Madya Maha Vidyalaya

Dilaxy Selvaradnam

Vavuniya Rambikkulam Girls Maha Vidyalaya

Thuvan Mohamed Khalid

St. Sylvester's College

Candidates for prizes in the final round of Judging announced

We are extremely pleased to announce the shortlist of winners for the Essay Competition.  Our panel of judges are working hard to announce the final list of winners within the month of August 2017.    

We are overwhelmed by the response of the competition with over 100 essays being submitted and over 300 young people expressing interest in participating in the essay competition all over the island.   

 Do note the judges decision is final and we are not able to provide specific feedback on individual essays.  We would like to thank everyone who participated and helped us promote this competition.  Advocata will be sending your certificates of participation by Post to everyone who sent in entries starting in mid August.  

The shortlist of entrants (in no particular order) who are in the final round of judging by our renowned panel of judges is as follows:

University Category

Name

University / Higher Education Institute

Reshan Perera

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Vishmi Omalka Randeniya

Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT)

Hasanthika Aberathne

University of Kelaniya

Niluka Maduwanthi Godampola

University of Peradeniya

Joana Sivapragasam

Universal College Lanka

Ishara Devanarayana

Edulink International Campus

Haritha Jayasinghe

University of Moratuwa

Madhu De Silva

University of Peradeniya

Dewni Chirathma

APIIT University

R.N. Pethum

University of Colombo

Azraah Muthaliph

The Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment

Nimeshi Dileeka

University of Sabaragamuwa

C.Madusa

University of Sabaragamuwa

Isadi Dilinka

Univerrsity of Ruhuna

Aamir Ahmed Salie

Universal College Lanka

S.Y.S.K. Gunawardhana

University of Kelaniya

Madhushika Hansani Perera

Open University of Sri Lanka

Shanika Subashini

University of Kelaniya

Randu Wijesinghe

University of Colombo

Dilshani Ranawaka

University of Colombo

Anjana Waidyarathna

University of Sri Jayawardenepura

CARMEL HASHINI SILVA

Aquinas University College

D.M Hansika

University of Colombo

M.Nusky Jiffry

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

P.A.D. Thanuji Nimaya Jayathilake

The University of Sydney

Aathil Ahamed

University of Colombo School of Computing – UCSC

Pirinavan Ratnasingham

University of Colombo

Srigowthami

University of Jaffna

FRANCIS MARY VIMALDA PERIES

University of Sri Jayawardenepura

Gowshalini Sriranjan

IIT

F.M.F Nulfa

University of Colombo

Sanuja Selvarathinam

University of Peradeniya

Faseel Fathima

University of Colombo

Milogini Sivapatham

Sri Lanka Institute of Advance Technological Education

K.Sivjothi

University of Jaffna

C.Consantan

University of Peradeniya

Thashanthini Jeyarasa

University of Jaffna

Nirubana Nadarajah

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Fathima Fathi

National Institute of Social Development

Schools Category 

Manuja Jayawardana

Colombo International School (CIS)

Sahanasa Mohammed

AL-Mubarak National School- Malwana

Damiyangoda Gamage
Thiloka Oshadi Senarath Yapa

Visakha Vidyalaya

K.Priyanthi

Killinochchi Central College

Kenula De Alwis

Colombo International School (CIS)

Moganarasa Midunagopi

Mankulam Madya Maha Vidyalaya

Dilaxy Selvaradnam

Vavuniya Rambikkulam Girls Maha Vidyalaya

Thuvan Mohamed Khalid

St. Sylvester's College

Saleem Mohammad Saheed

Rifai Muslim Maha Vidyalaya

 

 

 

 

 

Deadlines extended to 4th of July 2017

Due to the overwhelming requests we have received, and taking into consideration the recent floods and disruption of activities,  the organizing committee has decided to extend the deadline from 15th June to 4th of July 2017.  

The good news is that Advocata Institute plans to organise a leadership forum in Colombo and this will be a series of forums opening opportunities to take part in similar forums in the Asian Region. Essays submitted before 16th June (20th June for postal submissions) will be considered for the leadership forum in Colombo. So your hard efforts do not go waste.  

However if you have missed the 15th June deadline now you can try one more time by submitting your essay before 4th July 12.00 midnight.  The deadline will not be extended beyond this point.

Thank you very much for your contribution, efforts and patience.   Please see the revised dates on the the important dates page.  If you submitted your essay earlier and you wish to re-submit your essay, you can do that by sending an email to thinkeconomics@advocata.org with the subject "RE-SUBMISSION".   

Please contact Dhananath on 0775080256 

 

 

Advocata Institute launches essay competition on economics

The Advocata Institute, a think tank based in Colombo, has launched an essay competition on the topic of ‘What economic freedom means to me’.

The competition is open to students in schools and higher education institutes between the ages of 16 and 24, who are citizens of Sri Lanka or currently residing in the country. The students must currently be enrolled in school, university or a higher education institute in full-time or part-time study.

Sri Lanka is said to be a land with much potential, yet somehow it never seems to be able to deliver on its potential. Despite free healthcare, free or affordable education, many young people are not satisfied about the available opportunities and choices within Sri Lanka. This is reflected in the increasing numbers wanting to study, work and live abroad.

Why is this? Why are young abandoning their homeland to move to new lands overseas?  Ultimately, economics is the study of choice. Because choices range over every imaginable aspect of human experience, so does economics. Something is obviously lacking in terms of opportunities or choices in Sri Lanka that drives its youth abroad or be what are these factors? These lie at the heart of economic freedom.

Writers are invited to share their insights, thoughts and feelings about what economic freedom means to them and to discuss what aspects of its core tenants are available and what is missing. Students are encouraged to interpret the subject the way they choose. The essays should be under 1500 words for the university category and less than 1000 words for the schools’ category. A range of attractive prizes is on offer with a first prize of Rs.100,000 for university students and a first prize of Rs.50,000 for school students to further their education, with exciting prizes, participation certificates and opportunities to attend an international leadership summit abroad. 

Essays will be judged by an eminent panel of judges including leading Sri Lankan and international academics.

Entry forms and full details are available on www.thinkeconomics.advocata.org the deadline for submission is June 15, 2017. The essays can be written in Sinhala, Tamil or English.  

Taken from - Daily Mirror