SLUG 2013 Official Logo Launched!
Written by Editor    Wednesday, 27 February 2013 18:02    PDF Print Email



The official logo launch and the press conference of Sri Lanka University Games (SLUG) 2013 were held on 27th February 2013 at the Fingara Town & Country Club. The chief guest for the event was Prof. Ananda Jayawardena - Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa. Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa - Prof. Rahula Attalage, President of Sri Lanka University Sports Association (SLUSA) - Prof. Sohan Wijesekera, Director of Institute of Technology University of Moratuwa – Dr. T. A. G. Gunasekara, Registrar – Jaufer Sadique, Director of Physical Education Division – Mr. K. R. D. C. Rathnamudali, Chairperson of Sports Advisory Board and media committee of SLUG 2013 – Dr. Mrs. Sanja Gunawardena also graced the occasion. Journalists from renowned print and digital media were present on this occasion to report on this much awaited event of Sri Lankan university culture.

Prof. Sohan Wijesekera, President of SLUSA welcomed the gathering, also giving a brief introduction about Sri Lanka University Games. The SLUG, held triennially, is referred to as the “mini Olympics” among the university community. It was initiated in 1980, and the first SLUG was held at University of Peradeniya. University of Moratuwa last hosted the SLUG in 1995, and after 18 years, has been entrusted yet again to take the games to greater heights this year.

Chief Guest of the event, Prof. Ananda Jayawardena spoke about the university and the organizing of SLUG 2013 in his address to the gathering. He stated that they intended to make it the best SLUG held so far and that it will be more of a tech-savvy Sri Lanka University games this year. The support extended from the physical education division, staff, students and MoraSpirit was also acknowledged. Speaking of MoraSpirit, he said it was “the inspiring force behind this entire thing, going out of their way to support fellow sportspeople and provide web coverage."

The highlight of the evening was the launch of the official logo for SLUG 2013, which was unveiled by the chief guest. The selected logo was designed by Manoshi Hansapani, a Level II Fashion Design undergraduate. It symbolizes the interrelationship of Sri Lankan universities, and the theoretical idea of the logo is based on the universal symbol of cosmic energy lines created by bubble formation.   


The composite multiple colour schemes represent the university corporatecolours, and the dynamic 14 bubble lines depict the 14 participant universities. The negative space in between the two main flows of lines create sporty and entertaining happy mood of a human posture. The proportions and holistic formation is inspired from the flame of traditional sports game torch. At the same time it resembles education, intelligence and wisdom by ‘celebrating the friendship encounter’ which is also the motto for the 11th SLUG.







A demonstration of the official website for SLUG was done by Niranda Perera, on behalf of MoraSpirit. With their vision of empowering Sri Lankan university sports,MoraSpirit has taken up the task of covering SLUG 2013 as the official web partner. www.slug2013.moraspirit.com will be the official website for SLUG 2013, through which all the teams will be able to register online.

brief question and answer session was held between the journalists and the organizing committee, and the support of all media was requested for the success of the11th SLUG. The day’s proceedings concluded, with the vote of thanks presented by Dr. Mrs. Sanja Gunawardena, followed by cocktail and dinner.


By Radhavi Samarakoon


Written on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 18:02 by Editor

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