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English Immersion Camp 2018

13th - 17thAugust

The English Language Immersion Camp is an annual calendar event organized by the Department of Transport and Logistics Management, University of Moratuwa with the purpose of enhancing the communication skills of its first-year undergraduates. The Immersion Camp for the year 2018 was successfully held from 13th of Aug. to 17th Aug. with the generous sponsorship from John Keels Holdings for the eighth consecutive time. Gate Way Language Center facilitated the entire programme.

The programme was an immense success with the active participation of the students. The five-day-programme comprised of enjoyable interactive activities such as debating, singing, spot speeches and writing activities addressing all four skills highlighting the notion Learning English is Fun. Furthermore, the English- only concept promoted throughout the programme, encouraged the students to develop a range of skills in a more spontaneous and authentic manner. The programme ended ceremoniously, on 17th August, students showcasing their various talents and felicitating JKH for partnering the student-skills- development-programmes for the past 10 years. Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. P.K.S Mahanama; Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Nalin Wickramarchchi; Sector Head Transport Group, John Keels Holdings, Mr. Zafir Hasheem; Head of the Department, Prof. Amal Kumarage and the academic staff of the Department of Transport and Logistics Management graced the occasion.

Student Achievements

R4TLI 2018 conference

Kethaka Galappaththi and Oshadhi Herath, two third year undergraduates of the department of Transport and Logistics Management won the award for the best undergraduate research for the paper on Assessing the Psychological Responses of Drivers to Flashing Amber Lights which was supervised by Dr. Mahinda Bandara from the same department at the R4TLI 2018 conference organised by The Sri Lanka Society for Transport and Logistics.
Oalumali Sirisena and Nishal Samarasekera from the same department were awarded the best overall research award for their paper on Impact of different factors affecting a facility location decision in ship supply services industry at the same conference.

World Bicycle Day Celebrations in collaboration with University of Colombo


Department of Transport and logistics Management organized a celebration for the"World Bicycle Day 2018" with the collaboration of University of Colombo. This event was held on 4th June 2018 from 11:15 AM to 1:15 AM. It consisted with an opening ceremony and a bicycle rally with more than 25 bicycles. The rally started from the university of Moratuwa took a route of approximately 5 kilometers along Molpe, Moratumulla, Rawatawatta, and Katubedda. The rally successfully reached the university of Moratuwa around 1:15 pm. Along with the rally, an e-magazine on bicycles was launched by Society of Transport and Logistics. A successful social media challenge was conducted to bring out the memories and stories related to bicycles and promote the use of bicycles.

Special guest lecture


Under the special guest lecture series organized by the Department of Transport and Logistics Management, the guest lecture of the month of June was done by Mr. Sidantha John Don Tantirimudalige, Head of Supply Chain Philip Morris International, Philippines on 28th (Thursday) of June from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon at the TLM seminar room (3rd floor). This special guest lecture was conducted on the topic, How to Excel in Your Career : Uncovering Asian Opportunities. Mr. Tantirimudalige discussed about his over 15 years experiences on leadership in P&L management, business development, supply chain management, procurement & manufacturing operations in emerging South-East Asia and Europe

John Keells Mentoring and Sponsorships


Mentoring closing ceromony 2017/18 was held at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo 03 on 18th June 2018 from 5:00 pm.

Sneha 2018/2019


Spreading the branches of humanity, the Society of Transport and Logistics of University of Moratuwa is proud to continue its impactful CSR project "Sneha" which extends the essence of true brotherhood. Launching for its 4 th consecutive time, Sneha 2018 was brought into action on Friday 25 May 2018, at H/IllukmullaKanishta Vidyalaya, Tangalle. Sneha was the second biggest event that STL committee organized in the event calendar for term 2018/2019. The preparation for the event was formed from the very beginning of the month May, 2018. Project Chair, Co-project Chair and the Media Coordinator of the project were Mr. JanithGunawardhana, Mr. PasinduPerera and Mr. DanulBeddage respectively. The selected community for the project was H/IllukmullaKanishta Vidyalaya, Tangalle, which is a school that have a long history and showing outstanding performance in education as well.

STL distributed donations to the school covering four main categories; Home Science Room, Dancing Room, Agricultural Room and Office. Further, there are 62 students in the school and it was planned to distribute gifts for each and every student of the school. All the necessities and equipment for the event were covered by the donations and the help of the HayleysAdvantis Limited, the platinum sponsor of Society of Transport and Logistic for the term 2018/2019.

Special guest lecture

23rd May

TLM Special Guest Lecture of the month of May was conducted by the invited guest Dr Rohan Wickramasuriya, Research Fellow in Geomatics Engineering at the SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong on 23rd (Wednesday) of May from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm at the MBA Classroom of TLM Building. The lecture was held on the topic of Deep learning: Fundamentals and Practice.


01st May

Prof. Amal S. Kumarage took over the duties of the Head of the Department from the first of May 2018 for the second time.

TLM Mind Challenge


The ultimate challenge for the young minds in the Department of Transport and Logistics Management, University of Moratuwa was unfurled in the Old Gym of the University premises on the 3rd of May 2018 for the 4th consecutive time, which was organized by the Society of Transport and Logistics (STL), the student body of the department. It was made lively by the participation of Mrs. DhashmaKarunarathna (marketing manager SAGT) as the chief guest, Mr. Keith Dabare from HayleysAdvantis Ltd, the academic and the non-academic staff, the undergraduates and the alumni of the department. 19 teams combatted glamorously in the mind challenge comprised of undergraduates and alumni of the department.

The event started off with kindling the oil lamp followed by the welcome speech by YomalSandaruwan, project chair of the event and a few speeches by the head of the department and the chief guest.

The quiz master for the event was Engineer NishalSamarasekara, a lecturer of the department itself, and a judge board of 3 members from the academic staff of the department carried out the event. The event comprised of 5 rounds demanding for different knowledge areas namely, transport and logistics, supply chain management, science, art and literature, sports, health and current affairs and history, geography and culture. In addition, the audience was given a chance to answer questions after each round of the quiz program.

All the teams fought off their knowledge, enthusiastically till the end for that one title, where the team ASTOR became the champions of the event, a name that had won the title continuously throughout the legacy of TLM Mind Challenge. The team BISMARK became the first runners-up, while the team SURREL secured the position as the 2nd runners-up after a 6th round to fight off a draw with the team SCORPIONS. A token of appreciation was handed over to the platinum sponsor of the STL year 2017/2018 HaleysAdvantis for coloring the event in numerous ways. The national anthem cued the end of another successful event of the TLM calendar after the prize giving ceremony and with everyones blessings explicated, the day came to its end until the next year.

Guest Lecture by DilumLiyanage


DilumLiyanage, a former graduate from Transport and Logistics Management, currently working as a Senior Executive at HEMAS HOLDINGS PLC conducted a special guest lecture on self motivation and career goals at the auditorium of the Department of Transport and Logistics Management on January 25th 2018 from 10:15am to 11:15am as a segment of the monthly guest lecture series by the department.

Promotions and New Appointment


ShirekhaLayangani and ThivyaAmalan were appointed as Lecturers (Probationary) at the Department of Transport and Logistics Management from January 2nd.

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