“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.” Mahesh Abeywickrama Memorial Debate Competition is a continuous project organized by UoM Leos in memory of their colleague, Club President of Leostic Year 2004/2005 Leo Mahesh Abeywickrama who passed away in an unanticipated time.
This year Mahesh Abeywickrama Memorial Debate Competition was successfully held at the University premises for the 6th consecutive time on 8th and 9th of September, 2018. There, 21 teams representing schools from all around the country, participated while, Kingswood College, Kandy emerged as winners in the final battle against Mahanama College, Colombo.
Further, the Wisaka college, Colombo attained the 3rd place of the debate competition. The best captain award was bestowed to Awishka Udara from Kingswood College and the best debater was Jithmi Inupama Silva from Wisaka College, Colombo. The competition was judged by All Ceylon Constitutional and Constitutional Disciplinary Conference.