Stat Day 2018 – “Decision Making through Quality Data”
The Most Prominent event of the Stat Circle, “Stat Day 2018”, was held on 27th of March, 2018 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Main Auditorium, with the Participation of the Chief Guest, The Vice Chancellor, Senior Professor Lakshman Disanayaka.
The Program consisted of a keynote speech by Mr. Rohana Wijesekera, Director of Statistics, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, a guest speech by Ms. Devini Senaratna, Data Scientist/Machine Learning Engineer, Roam Analytics Inc., CA, USA, an interactive panel discussion, Prof. V.K. Samaranayake Memorial Inter-University Quiz Competition, Inter-School Statistics Poster Competition, Inter-School Statistics Quiz Competition and student sessions.
The Evening session of the event was allocated for the Prof. V.K. Samaranayake Memorial Inter University Quiz Competition. Quiz teams from several state universities took participation for this event. University of Sri Jayawardenepura team emerged as the champions of the Prof. V.K. Samaranayake Memorial Quiz and University of Kelaniya emerged as the Runners-Up. The Inter School Statistics Poster Competition which was conducted for the schools of Western Province added color to the Event. The Championship of the competition was won by Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo 05 and Nalanda College and Ramanathan Hindu Ladies College being first and second runners up respectively.
The Inter School Statistics Quiz Competition was another opportunity extended for the School Children of schools in Western Province to widen and showcase their knowledge of statistics. A team of four children participated from each school for the Competition which was held prior to the Stat Day. Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya marked the Championship of the Competition while Nalanda College immersed the Runner up.
The Platinum Partner for the event was CEAT Kelani International Typres (Pvt) Ltd, the Gold Partner was Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, and the Silver Partners were Creative Software, Unilever Sri Lanka Ltd, MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. and nCinga. Inter University Quiz Partner for the event was Spark – Actuarial and Risk Consultants (Pvt) Ltd. The Printing Partner of the event was Bright PC Technologies and being the Media Partner, the event was covered by Colombo Beacon.