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Kelani Saviya electrical students pass out with flying colours

Anil Munasinghe, General Manager Sales, Kelani Cables PLC honoured for his yeoman service to Kelani Saviya CSR program
Anil Munasinghe, General Manager Sales, Kelani Cables PLC honoured for his yeoman service to Kelani Saviya CSR program

Forty Kelani Saviya Students who successfully completed their final examination which was held recently at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Peradeniya (UoP) received their certificates from the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Upul B. Dissanayake at the passing out ceremony held on November 27.

Kelani Saviya is a unique joint CSR project launched way back in 2007 to promote self-employed electricians as professionals for the first time in Sri Lanka at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya by introducing new avenue to the non-formal education in Sri Lanka with the collaboration of a private entity. A leading power and telecommunication cable manufacture in Sri Lanka, Kelani Cables PLC signed a MoU with the University of Peradeniya on January 19, 2007 at the Faculty of Engineering. Professor S. B. S. Abeykoon then Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Hemantha Perera, then MD Kelani Cables PLC signed the MoU to launch Kelani Saviya a unique skill development program.

Initially signed for the period of five years, however due to the popularity of the CSR, Mahinda Saranapala Director / CEO and (then) Vice Chancellor, Professor S. B. S. Abeykoon agreed to give another period of five years in 2012 to continue Kelani Saviya till 2017. The program was further extended for another five years.

Accordingly, Kelani Saviya joint CSR already completed its 10th year in operation while giving new life to over 400 youth in Sri Lanka to become professional electricians in the country.

The Director, CEO, Kelani Cables PLC, Mahinda Saranapala, Vice Chancellor Professor Upul B. Dissanayake, Professor Manjula Fernando, Professor Gamunu Herath and Kelani Saviya Courses Director Dr. Sarath Sisira Kumara with other special dignitaries of both entities graced the occasion.

 


 

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