The Government of India says it is committed to the wellbeing and socio-economic development of the people of Sri Lanka.
In a ceremony held today, the faculty of Agriculture and faculty of Engineering of Kilinochchi campus of University of Jaffna were dedicated by the Minister of Higher Education and Highways, Lakshman Kiriella, High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray.
Vice Chancellor of University of Jaffna, Deans of various faculty, other faculty members, officials and students participated in the ceremony.
The High Commissioner in his remarks reiterated the Government of India’s continued commitment to the wellbeing and socio-economic development of people of Sri Lanka.
He highlighted the importance of agriculture and engineering in the economic development. In his remarks, Hon’ble Minister thanked the Government of India for the support.
Government of India gave a grant of SLR 600 million for the project. The project includes construction of physical infrastructure like lecture halls, conference hall, computer laboratory, library, and sports complex for the Faculty of Agriculture; and lecture halls, a conference hall, laboratories, administrative office and staff room for the Faculty of Engineering.
In addition, the Government of India will also provide support for curriculum development, faculty exchanges, training and research.
The project will benefit students pursuing professional courses in Agriculture and Engineering by providing them better facilities and improved learning environment. (Colombo Gazette)