Stat Day

The Stat Day is the single-most major event organized by the Stat Circle. The primary objective of this annual event is to stimulate interest in statistics and other related fields, among students, the academia and the industry by providing a forum of sorts for presenting and discussing various issues related to statistics. This also provides an excellent opportunity for students to get acquainted with the industry and attune themselves to contemporary methodology.

The Day's Events

Guest Speech and Panel Discussion

A number of well-known guest speakers, from government, semi-government, academic and business communities of Sri Lanka, would address the gathering during the first part of this event. This would be followed by an interactive session, during which the audience would be given a chance to clarify any problems arisen related to the areas addressed previously.

Quiz Programme

Teams comprising of students from several universities in the country will participate in this programme. This would mainly be a test of their practical knowledge in the use of statistics. Certificates and prizes would be awarded to the winning team and runners up.

Student Sessions

This is an opportunity for students to share their knowledge and experience in the practical application of statistics with others, by way of presentations made by them on various statistical research carried out during their undergraduate program. Certificates would be awarded to students who make presentations at this session.

Stat Day 2011

Stat Day 2011 was held on the 05th of May, 2011 at the Prof. V. K. Samaranayake Auditorium in the University of Colombo School of Computing under the theme 'Statistics for Sustainable Development'.

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Stat Day Timeline

Stat Day 2012

June
28,2012

Statistics for Innovation & Business Improvement

Keynote speech:

Stat Day 2011
Mr. Frank Munro, Chief Actuary, AVIVA NDB Insurance PLC

Guest speech:

Mr. Tony Weerasinghe, CEO, Millenium IT
Mr. Reeza Zarook, CEO, Anything.lk

Office bearers:

Advisor: Dr. W. N. Wickremesinghe
President: Mr. G.S. Pathirage
Co-Secretary: Miss J. C. Hapugoda

Stat Day 2011

May
05,2011

Statistics for Sustainable Development”

Keynote speech:

Stat Day 2011
Mr K.G.D.D. Dheerasinghe
“Sustainable Growth as Reflected in Economic Fundamentals”

Guest speech:

Mr. Denver De Zylva

Office bearers:

Advisor: Dr. W.N. Wickremasinghe
President: Mr.S.R. Thirimanna
Co-Secretary: Miss A. Amunugama
Co-Secretary: Miss T. Wanniarachchi

Stat Day 2010

April
23,2010

Statistics for Quality Improvement”

Keynote speech:

Stat Day 2010
Dr. L.N. Senaweera
“Application of Statistical Methods to Solve Quality Related Problems”

Guest speech:

Mr. Chandana Ranasinghe

Office bearers:

Advisor: Dr. Chandima D. Tilakaratne
President: Mr. A. Silva
Secretary: Miss D.B.U.S. De Silva

Stat Day 2009

March
26,2009

Statistics for Economic Development”

Keynote speech:

Stat Day 2009
Mr. W.A. Wijewardena
“Statistics for Economic Development”

Guest speech:

Mr. Clifford Cristopher

Office bearers:

Advisor: Dr. Chandima D. Tilakaratne
President: Mr. W. J. R. M. Priyadarshana
Secretary: Miss N. D. P. Liyanage

Stat Day 2008

May
8,2008

Emerging Trends in Statistics”

Keynote speech:

Stat Day 2008
Mr. Palitha Sarukkali
“Emerging trends in Statistics”

Guest speech:

Dr. Tariq Marikar

Office bearers:

Advisor: Mr. E. R. A. D. Bandara
President: Mr. R. Munasinghe
Secretary: Miss. N. N. Dassanayake

Stat Day 2007

April
26,2007

Statistics and Future Challenges”

Keynote speech:

Stat Day 2007
Dr. Naveen Gunawardena
“The world is flat! - Outsourcing, the global economy and regression models”

Guest speech:

Mr. Ravi Bamunusinghe

Office bearers:

Advisor: Mr. E. R. A. D. Bandara
President: Mr. P. Madusanka
Secretary: Mr. L. K. G. A. H. M. Anfas

Stat Day 2006

March
9,2006

Statistics in the Information Age”

Keynote speech:

Stat Day 2004
Mr. Nihal de Silva
“Building Trust in Statistics”

Guest speech:

Dr. Naveen Gunawardene

Office bearers:

Advisor: Dr. W. N. Wickramasinghe
President: Mr. N. P. Wijethunga
Secretary: Miss. N. S. Arsakularatne

Stat Day 2005

March
29,2005

Statistics for Better Decision Making”

Keynote speech:

Stat Day 2005
Dr. Anila Dias Bandaranaike
“Statistics for Better Decision Making”

Guest speeches:

Mr. Dwight Watson
Mr. Nihal de Silva

Office bearers:

Advisor: Dr. D. R. Weerasekara
President: Mr. V. M. Danthurebandara
Secretary: Miss. Prabhani Kuruppumullage

Stat Day 2004

April
8,2004

Use of Statistics in the Industry”

Keynote speech:

Dr. Anila Dias Bandaranaike
“Uses, Suppliers, Sources and Users”
Stat Day 2004

Guest speeches:

Prof. V. K. Samaranayake
Mr. A. W. Nanayakkara
Mr. R. Wickramarachchi
Mr. S. Amarathunga

Office bearers:

Advisor: Dr. D. R. Weerasekara
President: Mr. W. D. Lakmal
Secretary: Miss. T. H. A. Abeyratne

Stat Day 2003

April
4,2003

Role of Statistics in Research"

Keynote speakers:

Prof. R. O. Thattil
"Role of Statistics in Research"
Stat Day 2003

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Anila Dias Bandaranaike
Prof. K. A. P. Siddhisena
Dr. M. indralingam
Mr. R. Ashoke
Dr. W. C. W. Perera

Office bearers:

Advisor: Dr. W. N. Wickremasinghe
President: Mr. H. M. S. Thilakaratne
Secretary: Miss. S. V. N. de Silva