OUR STORY

Best Speaker is the all island inter university speech contest organized by the University of Kelaniya Gavel Club
in collaboration with the Career Guidance Unit of the University of Kelaniya.
Best Speaker 2017 is organized for the 13th consecutive year and is the leading speech contest in Sri Lanka.
Undergraduates from all state universities are entitled to participate in Best Speaker 2017 where they work to develop their public speaking skills.

Win the world with your words. Best Speaker 2017 is your stage.

THE CLUB THAT MAKES THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE

The University of Kelaniya Gavel Club affiliated to Toastmaster International, USA, is the first Gavel Club in South Asia. Established in 2004, the Club has focused on providing a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop and practice Communication and Leadership Skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

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THE STORY BEHIND BEST SPEAKER

When it comes to speech contests, nothing beats Best Speaker. It is the most standardized speech contest in Sri Lanka and for 12 years the contest remains the most prestigious event among undergraduates in the island. Best Speaker is the first of its kind. Unlike other contests, Best Speaker focuses both on prepared and impromptu speaking skills finally creating a speaker that is an all rounder.

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FINALISTS OF BEST SPEAKER 2017

Semifinal round held on 26th November 2017
(In ascending order of contestant number)
 

 Contestant NumberName of Contestant Name of University
104DULINDA PERERAmoraUniversity of Moratuwa
205YASHMI JAYAWEERAUniversity_of_Sri_Jayewardenepura_crestUniversity of Sri Jayewardenepura
306DINUKI MEEGODAKelaniya copyUniversity of Kelaniya
407AMALINI FERNANDOKelaniya copyUniversity of Kelaniya
515NIPUNI PERERAKelaniya copyUniversity of Kelaniya
619CHIRANTHI SENANAYAKEColombo_colorUniversity of Colombo
Reserves
116LAHIRUNI EKANAYAKE
Colombo_colorUniversity of Colombo
211HASHIR NAUFER
Colombo_colorUniversity of Colombo

 
 

Applications Opening

October 1, 2017

Register for Best Speaker 2017 through website

Applications Closing

October 31, 2017

Deadline Extended

November 5, 2017

Deadline for applications extended till 05th November.

Preliminary Round

November 11, 2017

Preliminary round will be held at the University of Kelaniya premises where 20 semifinalists will be chosen.

Semifinal Round

November 26, 2017

Semifinal round will be held at the University of Kelaniya premises where 6 finalists will be chosen.

Grand Finale

December 14, 2017

The Grand finale of Best Speaker 2017 where 6 finalists will compete for the Best Speaker 2017 trophy at the University of Kelaniya premises.

 

 
 

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