A special meeting was held on 28th October 2015 with the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon.Mohan Lal Grero and the officials of the University regarding the progress of the establishment of the Faculty of Technology at the University of Sri Jayawardenepura.
A discussion was held at length on acquisition of land, funds for construction of buildings, establishment of departments of study, recruitment of staff, degree programmes, course contents, and student in-take for the said faculty. Co-lead consultants of the Faculty of Technology, Prof.Kapila Perera and Dr.Ranjan Perera presented the progress in detail. The Hon.State Minister expressed his pleasure in witnessing the progress and promised that he will fully support the proposal. Speaking further on technological studies, Hon.Grero added that enhanced courses on technological studies will play a vital role for future generations as it can provide a wider range of employment opportunities. At present there are many students who can excel in various technology related fields and all they lack is a pathway in the country’s higher education system. In this aspect the Hon.State Minister complemented the University of Sri Jayawardenepura for coming forth with a vision and an eagerness to establish the Faculty of Technology.
The meeting was attended by the Vice Chancellor Prof.Sampath Amaratunge, all deans, the Registrar, the Bursar, the Librarian , Chairman of the advisory committee, the coordinator, co-lead consultants, consultants and senior lecturers of the proposed Faculty of Technology.
~Article by Charitha Perera