DOCKYARD IMPROMPTU SPEECH COMPETITION WAS HELD AT THE AWK AUDITORIUM TO MOLD FUTURE JUNIOR NAVY LEADERS

The Inaugural "Dockyard Impromptu Speech Competition - 2022" was successfully held on 22nd January 2022 at Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda Auditorium.15 contestants took part in the competition, representing bases within the Dockyard premises. The best six speakers from the preliminary round were chosen to compete in the final matchup.

The distinguished toastmasters, Mr. Hingston Lowell and Mr. Dinuk Silva, along with the English Instructor, Mrs. MLC Sugathadasa, and Captain Electrical Department, Captain MDCPK Gunathilaka, constitute the honourable panel of judges for the competition. Amidst a tight contest, O/Cdt IS Kudaligama, NRX 4417, emerged as the winner of the competition, while Lt KWSM Kularathna, NRX 3929, was adjudged the second keeping the NMA flag flying high.

The Commander of the Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sanjeewa Dias, graced the event as the chief guest, and the Commandant of the Naval and Maritime Academy, Commodore Damian Fernando, along with senior officers of the Eastern Naval Command, student officers, and officer-under-trainees, also witnessed the event.

Mr. Hingston Lowell immensely praised the efforts of the organizing committee for all endeavours made to arrange the competition in a commendable manner.