The training programme was conducted by lawyer Mr. S. Sivaskanthasri, a former member of the Youth Parliament and former president of Law Student's Association at the University of Jaffna.
Mr. Sivaskanthasri delivered a presentation to demonstrate benefits of debating, importance of debating for students and roles and responsibilities of speakers. Six students were selected and given with a topic to do a practice debate, which was “The minimum qualification for a parliament member should be A/L pass”.
On the second day there were games to improve oratory skills and another practice debate on “Human rights can be breached to hasten economic development of a country”, which revealed facts about how economic growth prevails over human rights.
During the sessions there was an exchange of ideas, games and competitions. It was decided to conduct practice debates every Saturday to improve the skills of the students.