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WIE Affinity Group of IEEE Uva Wellassa University was initiated by Miss. Anusha Gamlath in as a concept of, Miss. Rameesha Ramlan and Miss. Kushani Amarabandu in 2017. In August 2018, WIE Affinity Group of Uva Wellassa University was officially formed under the presidency of Miss. Theshani Marambe.


WIE Student Branch Affinity Group was established with the intention of providing a platform for the female undergraduates of the university in order to enhance their technical skills and paving way to enter the industrial society. The group focuses on conducting competitions; workshops and regular meet ups to improve the technical as well as soft skills of its members. We also open the opportunity for our members to participate in the competitions, and other events organized by IEEE Sri Lanka Section. In the same way, we focus on carrying out seminars and workshops for school students as volunteering events.

The society is carried out under the guidance of Mrs. Harshani Wickramarathne as the advisor.

Activities

Celebrating International Women’s Day Celebration 2018

Members of the UWU WIE participated in the International Women's Day Celebration held on 24th March 2018 at Sysco LABS Sri Lanka premises organized by WTM in collaboration with IEEE WIE Sri Lanka Section with theme "Building a new Horizon". There were technical sessions, panel discussion and mobile site certification workshop.

WIE International Leadership Summit 2017

WIE of UWU participated at the WIE International Leadership Summit in 2017 as delegates in 2017 as the first Sri Lanka Section Event Participation. It was organized as a two day event held on 7th and 8th October 2017 at Hotel Berjaya in Mount Lavinia by IEEE WIE Sri Lanka Section. It was organized with the intention of inspiring and empowering women in the STEM fields for taking the initiative and leadership in achieving the change they wish to see in the world.

SHECODERess v1.0

As the first event of the WIE of UWU, SHECODRess v1.0 was organized as the first ever inter university girls only Hackathon in Sri Lankan university history. It was successfully held on 22nd July 2017at the Uva wellassa university E1 hall with the participation of 171 talented young ladies from 8 universities including UCSC, WUSL, RUSL, SUSL, UOJ, UWU, IIT and SLIIT and Dr.Jeevani Jayasinghe , Head, Department of Engineering Technology WUSL as the chief guest. WSO2 ,Dialog Axiata, Seylan Bank , ISM APAC, Commercial Bank and National Savings Bank sponsored the event with financial support while Maam Biscuits Lanka ( pvt ) Ltd provided foods and beverages and WSO2 also as the official T shirt partner for the delegates t shirts. The event was organized by Anusha Gamlath, Samodhi Ruwangi, Ayesha Fernando, Dilshika Kavishani, Prasadhi Jayawardene, Dulanga Sewwandi, Anjalee Wanigarathne, Theshani Marambe as the organizing committee.


We are also organizing the second version of the event as SHECODERess v2.0 on 13th October 2018 at the university premises.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Chair- Miss. Theshani Marambe
  • Secretary- Miss. Anjalee Wanigarathne
  • Treasurer- Miss. Dulanga Sewwandi
  • Vice chair- Miss. Hasini Meduwanthi
  • Assistant Secretary - Miss. Chamali Basnayake
  • Web Admin - Miss. Shenuri Sumanasekara
  • Assistant Editor - Miss. Madushani Kularathna

Advisor - Mrs. Harshani Wickramarathne