Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Debating Calendar 2015

As discussed earlier, the Debaters' Council is trying to create a regular debating calendar, which will feature all the competitions set to take place in each year and (hopefully) will continue on an annual basis. This is in order to make debating in Sri Lanka a more regular and competitive affair, in line with the debating circuits of other countries that perform competitively at international championships.

The tentative calendar for the year ahead is as follows. Other tournaments may also take place, and those listed here are subject to change as well.


Term I

31st Jan – 1st Feb – Vijitha Weerasinghe Memorial Debating Championship
February – Sri Lanka Schools Debating Championship (Law Facs)
March – (1st weekend) – Inter-International School Debating Championship

Term II

April – September – Debaters’ Council Schools League
End July/early August – Musaeus College Impromptu Debating Championship
27th July - 6th August - World Schools Debating Championship (Singapore)

Term III

12th-13th September – Lilian Nixon Debating Championship
25th-26th September – Elizabeth Moir Debating Championship
Mid October – Rev. Fr. Don Stanley Abeysekera Memorial Challenge Shield

We look forward to taking debating to new heights in the year ahead!