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Department of Law

University of Peradeniya

Mooting and Debating Society

  1. A brief introduction to the Mooting and Debating Society
  2. The mission of the Mooting and Debating Society of the University of Peradeniya is to breed all-rounders who are equipped with all the necessary skills to lead a successful career in the field of law. During the brief history of the society which was established in 2017, its brilliant alumni have brought home many victories from local and international competitions. The Mooting and Debating Society strives to create a culture where undergraduates embrace both mooting and debating to build necessary skills to become a professional and a communicator. Mooting aims at giving the participants a simulation of a real life court room experience that facilitates them to become better legal practitioners in the future. The Mooting and Debating Society warmly welcomes everyone who takes an interest in mooting and debating to join us, support us and get involved in this great pursuit.

  3. Past and Present Office Bearers of the Society
  4. 2017/2018 2019 2020 2021
    PRESIDENT Piyumani Ranasinghe Dilmini De Silva Navini Premalal Nilma Wijesinghe
    SECRETARY Imasha Jayakody Navini Premalal Kinkini Amarasinghe Tharusha Deegala
    JUNIOR TREASURER Madhawa Iriyagama Thisari Pathirarachchi Dulmi Jayasinghe Chatumi Perera

  5. Annual Events and Activities of the Society
  6. Timeline of the competitions since 2015
    • The first mooting team of the Department of Law was placed 3rd at the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition (2015).
    • The team was selected as the first team from Sri Lanka to compete at the Jean Pictet International Competition, France (2016).
    • Champions of the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition, Colombo
      -Award for the Best Memorial
      -Award for the Best Advocate: Ms. Agana Gunawardena
      -The team represented Sri Lanka at the South Asian Regional Rounds, Nepal
    • Mandela Shield- Debate between law students of the University of Peradeniya and the prison inmates of Dumbara Prison.
    • 11th LAWASIA International Moot Court Competition, Colombo.
    • National Moot Court Competition organized by the Moot Society of Sri Lanka Law College.
      -The team was awarded the award for the second best memorial
    • The 12th LAWASIA International Moot, Tokyo, Japan.
    • HV Perera QC Memorial International Moot Competition
      - Award for Best Oralist (Second Runner - up): Ms. Piyumani Ranasinghe
      -Award for Runners- up Best Memorial (Respondent)
    • NLIU-INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament in Bhopal, India
      - The team received the ‘Spirit of the Tournament’ award.
    • 13th LAWASIA International Moot, Cambodia.
    • First Runners-Up Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition- Sinhala medium
    • Fourth Prof. Madhava Menon SAARCLAW Mooting Competition and Law Students Conference, India
    • HV Perera QC Memorial International Moot Competition
    • Debate under the theme ‘Law goes green’ at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo
    • Vis Moot National Rounds
    • Sri Lanka Universities Debating Championship 2019
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