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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2674

President Srisena declares open the only green university in South Asia

Colombo, 27 October, (

The first and the only green university in South Asia, NSBM (National School of Business Management) , equipped with modern facilities, was declared open yesterday by President Maithripala Sirisena at Pitipana in Homagama.

This state-of-the-art university, spread over an area of 26 acres of land, has the ability to house 30,000 undergraduates at a given time. It comprises of a Business Faculty, Computing Faculty, and an Engineering Faculty; all faculties are set-up with an ultra-modern touch to them. The total investment for the project is Rs. 10.2 billion and the construction commenced in year 2012.

Among the specialties of the university town concept is that it is also equipped with a super market, a housing complex dedicated for students and lecturers as well as a bank complex. The massive library which is also comprised of digital facilities will be a new experience for the library sector of the country.

The computer and engineering faculties will be open for students in the inaugural academic year. Plans are underway to introduce courses that are prepared according to the international syllabuses and have a higher demand.

The President speaking after declaring open the University, emphasized the importance of developing the student skills towards innovations as research and new innovative are essential for building the skilled human resource capital for a developed economy.

President Sirisena said that the government is determined to open all doors required for building a knowledgeable society.

Minister of Posts, Mohammed Halim presented the commemorative stamp issued on this occasion to the President. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe presented a souvenir of the Green University model to the President.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and Ministers Mahinda Samarasinghe and Mohamed Halim, diplomats and academics were present at this occasion.

- Asian Tribune -

 President Srisena declares open the only green university in South Asia
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