The NSBM Green University, equipped with modern facilities was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena at Pitipana area in Homagama, today (October 26). The unveiled the plaque to open the university and said this would mark the beginning of a new path in education in Sri Lanka.
The President emphasized the importance of developing the student skills towards innovations as research and new innovatives 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.
This is the first and only such university to be built not only in Sri Lanka but also in the South Asian region. A sum of more than 10 billion rupees was spent for the construction which commenced in year 2012.
The NSBM Green University is comprised of modern auditoriums, computer laboratories, physical training centers, indoor stadiums, sports grounds, swimming pools, student based centers, a theatre equipped with all facilities and an open air theatre. 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.
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.