The Minister of Higher Education and Highways Hon. Lakshman Kiriella visited the SLIIT campus in Malabe recently. Minister Kiriella was warmly welcomed by Professor Lalith Gamage, President SLIIT and Professor Lakshman Ratnayake, Chairman SLIIT. A�Together with the Senior Management of SLIIT, Minister Kiriella visited the Bentley research lab, classrooms and the IT, Business, Engineering and Hospitality faculties.
Commenting at this prestigious occasion, President of SLIIT, Professor Lalith Gamage, noted, a�?Minister Kiriella visited our campus, since it is recognized as a degree awarding institute by the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Higher Education. SLIIT, the premier degree awarding higher education institution, in IT, Business and Engineering, strives to be a center of excellence to advance and disseminate knowledge, promote innovation and produce world class intellectuals to best serve the nation and beyonda�?.
Chairman SLIIT, Professor Lakshman Ratnayake added, a�?We are delighted to welcome the Higher Education and Highway Minister to show our state-of-the-art research facilities. A�We plan to expand our facility and provide students with a qualification which would be recognized globally and meet industry needsa�?.
Recently, SLIIT was recognized as the first degree awarding institute in the country to have its BSc (Hons) programme in Information Technology accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology. This accreditation has now paved the way for graduates to earn a Chartered Engineering status.
With a variety of academic options, ranging from IT, Business, Engineering, Hospitality and Architecture, SLIIT students have the opportunity to either complete the selected programme in Sri Lanka or transfer to a SLIIT partner university in UK, U.S.A, Canada or Australia.
In addition to strong academic partnerships, SLIIT also has strong links with leading companies such as Virtusa, Brandix, 99X and John Keells.
With facilities for over 20 different types of sports, clubs and societies, students are given the chance to have a well-rounded education.
For further information visitA�www.sliit.lkA�or call 011754 4801.