The new entrance to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura was ceremoniously opened by the Vice Chancellor Prof.Sampath Amaratunge on the 26th of November 2015. The opening took place at the auspicious time amidst the chant of pirith. A large gathering of university staff attended the ceremony. The university name board and the logo were simultaneously unveiled, making the new entrance perfect and attractive.
The scheme to build a new and decorated entrance is one of the 37 projects included in the Township Project of the University, and is the first to be completed. The entire design and construction took about one year to finish. Designing was done by Dr.Janaka Wijesundara, while the construction was handled by Kemyo (Pvt) Ltd.
The Vice Chancellor addressed the gathering and remarked that this moment is significant for the University, and felicitated Prof.Krishan Deheragoda and the Project Director Dr. U. Anura Kumara as the key persons behind its success.
Old gate of the university:
Refurbishment of Soratha Mawatha and Entrance to University of Sri Jayewardenepura