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SLIIT’s Got Talent 2019 Showcases Students’ Artistic Flair

The annual much-awaited ‘SLIIT’s Got Talent 2019’ edition gala pageant, organised by the Student Community of the Faculty of Engineering SLIIT concluded at the Nelum Pokuna Theater recently. Held on a scale similar to many popular local reality talent competitions, this year’s SLIIT’s Got Talent 2019 was a show-stopper and demonstrated students’ artistic flair.
SLIIT’s Got Talent is held to showcase rare unearthed talents of SLIIT student community. The annual event is an illustrious show in the institute’s social calendar and looked forward to by the SLIIT fraternity. It provides an ideal platform for students to demonstrate their talent. At this year’s event, the winner of the Most Talented Singer was Isindu Ravin, the 2nd placewent to Yasodha Medegedra, and 3rd place to Hasanthi Wijesunara.
In the Most Talented Dancers category, 1st place was presented to Sahasra, 2nd place to Nruthya, and the 3rd place to Rebellionz.
The SLIIT community also voted for the Most Popular Singer and Most Popular Dancers. Based on the accumulated votes, in the Most Popular Singer category, the 1st place went to Hasanthi Wijesunara, the 2nd place to Thushen Artigala and the 3rd place to Nuran Angelo. For the Most Popular Dancers, the highest number of votes was received by the group Nruthya, the 2rd place was won by Sahasra and the 3rd place by Rebellionz.
“Talent is a wide variety of things, and we wanted to provide an opportunity for students to share their talent and skills with the rest of the SLIIT community.
SLIIT’s Got Talent is all about finding talent, managing talent, and bringing out the best in our students. The participating students not only showcase their talents and skills, but compete for a chance to win valuable prizes. SLIIT’s Got Talent helps improve the soft skills of the students who organise a mega event of this magnitude,” Dean, Faculty of Engineering, SLIIT Professor Saman Thilaksiri said.
He added, “Through the Faculty of Engineering, SLIIT, we aim to produce employable graduates who meet the demands of the industry. We have prepared our curricula, according to the Outcome Based Education (OBE) system with industry inputs to meet their requirements.
We have identified the importance of the development of soft skills of our students in participating and organising extracurricular events, such as SLIIT’s Got Talent.”
Main sponsors and supporters of the event included International Scholar Education Services, Bank of Ceylon, Dhammika Tex, Softlogic Life, the Asian Group, Zillione Technologies and St. Anthoney’s Chicken.

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