South Africa’s First Green University Opened In Sri Lanka


NSBM Green University in Pitipana, Homagama, equipped with modern facilities was declared open by Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, which the president marks the beginning of a new path in education in in the country.

Sirisena emphasized the importance of developing the student skills towards innovations as research and new innovative are essential for building the skilled human resource capital for a developed economy.

Sirisena said that the government was 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. More than Rs. 10 billion has been spent for the project, 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.

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