USJ’s Center for Sustainability, Timber Process & Innovation Center, and Tech Transfer Office Shift to New Green Building

In a move towards sustainability and technological advancement, the Center for Sustainability (CFS), the Timber Process and Innovation Center (TPIC), and the Tech Transfer Office USJ have completed their shift to a new Green Building. The inauguration took place on August 24, 2023, in the presence of Prof. Pathmalal Manage, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, along with Prof. Upul Subasinghe, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, Prof. Hiran Amarasekera, Director of TPIC, Dr. Thilak Chandrathilake, Director CFS and Dr. Chameera Udawattha, Director of the Tech Transfer Office.

This is a shared office space housing the Center for Sustainability (CFS), University Business Linkage Cell Tech Transfer Office (UBL), and Timber Processing and Innovation Center (TPIC).

At the heart of this achievement lies the unwavering support of grants such as the AHEAD Project ICE Grant and the TPIC grant received from the State Ministry of Rattan, Brass, Pottery, Furniture and Rural Industrial Promotion.

Guided by the visionary leadership of Professor Priyan Perera, the UBL-Cell Tech Transfer Office has evolved from its inception in 2018 to this moment of triumph. The profound insights of Prof. Thusitha Abythunga, Lead Academic Expert of AHEAD, have provided crucial direction, while Prof. Hiran Amarasekera’s strategic acumen ensured the necessary resources for this endeavor.

Senior Prof. Pathmalal Manage, Vice-chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Former Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, and Prof. Upul Subasinghe’s involvement in the new building are commendable.

Prof. Harendra Kariyawasa, Dr. Kelum Gamage, and Dr. Isuru Manawadu’s instrumental efforts in securing over 60% of the project’s funding from AHEAD funds are indispensable.


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