Minister of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training & Upcountry Heritage Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama made his inaugural visit to NSBM Green University Town on the 8th of June 2018.
The Honorable Minister was graced by the new Chairman of NSBM Mr. P Ranepura and the Vice Chancellor Dr. E A Weerasinghe. A Small gathering was held at the NSBM Auditorium in which the progress of the NSBM Project was presented to the Hon. Minister by Dr. EA Weerasinghe. NSBM Green University Town also presented the “Chathur Widha Man Peth” an all island programme for the development of school children to suit the 21st Century.
During the campus tour NSBM’s IT R&D and Business Incubation Center was declared open by the Minister and three companies namely 99X Technology Limited, Omobio Private Limited and Creative Technology Solutions Private Limited commenced their operations by offering 30 full time internship opportunities to undergraduates of NSBM to undergo training within the Incubation Centre.
NSBM also Exchanged MOUs with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA – Sri Lanka) and ACCA Sri Lanka to provide concessionary benefits and accelerated pathways to NSBM undergraduates for the advancement of their professional qualifications.
Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama expressed his satisfaction and gratitude to the service provided by NSBM, and also took part in a tree planting ceremony, to ceremonially mark this special occasion. A special gift was presented to the Minister by Dr. E A weerasinghe during the visit.
Ms. Sandya Wijebandara, Secretary of the Minister of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training & Upcountry Heritage, Mr. Chaminda Rathnayake Deputy Vice Chancellor of NSBM, Academic and Non-academic members of NSBM and other distinguished invitees were among the participants.