The new Building Complex of Sri Lankaâ€™s first fully-fledged Faculty of Technology of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura was opened yesterday. The new faculty spread over 10 acres of the Techno park was built at a cost of about Rs 3 billion.
Fully pledged faculty located in the Pitipana, Colombo consists of new laboratories, lecture rooms, staff rooms, canteens as well as other facilities is looking forward to contributing to the nation with high-quality graduates and research-based knowledge.
Faculty of Technology serves the nation by providing the higher education opportunity for the prospective undergraduates who are enrolling in the Sri Lankan university system through the newly introduced Technology stream to the school system.
â€œThe strategy behind this is to harness the talents of the youth to capture the advantage of relevant emerging technologies to drive the economy by providing an education that encompasses competencies to satisfy the needs of society,â€ said of Information and Communications Technology, Higher Education, Technology and Innovation, Bandula Gunawardana.
Here, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who was the Chief Guest unveiling the plaque opening the Faculty of Technology.
Minister Bandula Gunawardena and other invitees look on. Pictre by Thushara Fernando