SIST believes in providing students with a total education package and gives great importance towards providing extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. With the aim of continuing these student-based activities further, in 2015, The Spectrum Students’ Society was formed under the patronage of the Chairman of SIST, Mr. Jayanthan Kulasingham. The mission of the organization is to create potential undergraduates and to inculcate the values of unity and fellowship through different avenues of interest that would showcase their talents and personality skills while serving the community.
Spectrum Students’ Society comprises of five main avenues namely, Community services, Environmental Services (Green Army), Performing Arts, Sports, Visual Communication and Digital Media Avenue, and Editorial Club
Each student of SIST is a member of the Spectrum Students’ Society giving the entire student body the opportunity to interact and socialize through these projects and this inculcates values of social responsibility, team spirit irrespective of any barrier of seniority, race or religion.
The Spectrum Students’ Society believes in change and strongly affirms the fact that there are many issues unaddressed in the society and is proud to say that the current initiatives made by the society would truly advance to create a positive impact on the society.
Seatetd from the left: Mithara, Hassan, Amaya, Ameendra
Standing from the left (1st row): Bhanuka, Avinash, Anjana, Thisari, Esther, Dinithi
Standing from the left (2nd row): Indumini, Mineshi, Ahgash, Jeshiran, Hansa, Chanuka, Maryan
SSS Board - 2020/21
President – Hassan Aboothahir
General Vice president – Amaya Karawgoda
Secretary – Ameendra Amarasinghe
Treasurer – Mithara Dissanayake
MESSAGE FROM THE SPECTRUM STUDENTS’ SOCIETY PRESIDENT
It is with great delight that I convey this message as the president of the Spectrum Students’ Society for the academic year 2020/21. The five main avenues in SSS comprises of Community Service, Performing Arts, Sports, Green Army, VCDM along with the Editorial Club. With the guidance and support from the management and the faculty of Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology, many events and projects are organised by SSS under each avenue to enhance the leadership qualities of students and to showcase their talents. Personally I feel that the environment created within the institute has empowered students to engage in all the activities and to learn something new apart from studies. Balancing both academics and extra-curricular activities develops the qualities within us and as the current board of SSS, we tend to focus on leading those around us and inspire them towards a common goal.
President – 2020/21
Spectrum Students’ Society
The Performing Arts Avenue of Spectrum Students’ Society is a colorful arena where students can showcase their singing, dancing, acting and musical talents and bring about artistic talents to the world. It gives them a platform to give the inner performer a chance to be highlighted and recognized. It is important to balance academics along with extracurricular activities and the Performing Arts Avenue is the perfect place to engage, interact and collect colorful memories to look back upon. The major event organized by the Performing Arts wing is the dance and music extravaganza, “SPARQUE” where the students showcase their musical and dance talent. Performing Arts also organizes cultural projects such as the annual Saraswathie pooja and the Christmas carols session
Vice president Performing Arts – Thisari Pathiranage
Director of Performing Arts – Chanuka Irosh
The Community Service Avenue of Spectrum Students’ Society bears a social responsibility in volunteering to provide a service for the community. The mission of the Community Services avenue is to ensure a positive change within the community as a whole. Working on this aspiration that students should improve people’s lives beyond the institute, together with the committee members, all students of the Spectrum Students’ Society join together to contribute their efforts and time to make the days brighter for the forgotten or disadvantaged groups in society.
Projects organized under the community services avenue include annual elders’ home visits, cancer hospital visits, blood donation campaigns, medical forums and nutrition forums for Senior Citizens’ Club and more recently, projects related to enhancing the lives of autistic children.
Vice president Community Service – Anjana Kavinda
Director of Community Service – Mineshi Kanagarajan
The Sports avenue of the Spectrum Students’ Society functions as the official regulator of all the sports related activities and events within the Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology. The objective of the avenue is to attain success through teamwork and unity under the slogan ‘success is learned, success is practiced, success is shared’. The activities of the Sports avenue often extend beyond the campus to arrange collaborations with outside organizations and institutes in organizing sports events, all the while providing a platform for other avenues within SIST for fund raising and promotion of their events. The sports avenue also functions as a vital foundation that creates bonding between the students, promoting the important concepts of unity and cooperation. The sports avenue also introduces the students to a culture of sportsmanship and promotes the maintenance of physical fitness. Annual events held by the Sports avenue include the “’SMASH” Badminton tournament, chess and carom tournaments, along with the occasional Scrabble or Sudoku tournament.
Vice president of Sports – Bhanuka Sisira Kumara
Director of Sports – Hansa Chathumina Bandara
The green army of SIST was founded with the the aim of launching mitigation and adaptation programs for climate change and to encourage achievement of sustainable development goals. Our main aims and objectives include educating the young minds on environment conservation and promoting attitude changes towards the environment. In this regard, we initiated the establishment of green army in 20 schools in Jaffna. Further, we have initiated environment conservation projects such as tree planting project, Best out of waste and Bamba goes green. Our students also participated at the COP 15 summit.
Vice president of Green Army – Avinash Selvaratnam
Director of Green Army – Indumini Balasuriya
The main aim of this avenue is to establish the mass media and visual communication facilities throughout the academic year helping all the other avenues i.e. presentations, photography and so on. The Visual Communication and Mass Media is hoping to put up a studio in aid of the annual concert ‘SPARQUE 2020’. The other major events of the Visual Communication and Mass Media avenue are the photographic competition, gaming competition and also initiating a YouTube channel to promote the vocal talents of the students in spectrum.
Vice president of VCDM – Dinithi Fernando
Directors of VCDM – Jeshiran Thillainadarajah, Ahgash Jayamanohar
The Editorial Club aims at harnessing and polishing the creative skills and intellectual writing abilities of members in the student community, faculty and community. The club publishes articles and photographs submitted by students in ‘The Spectrum’ blog and provides exposure and encouragement to individuals to express their writing skills and creative thoughts. The objectives of the club are to cultivate creative skills and innovative ideas in the form of authentic works.
Chief Editor – Esther Swamidason
Co-editor – Maryan Rajakoone