SLIIT International at Nawam Mawatha, Colombo
SLIIT INTERNATIONAL opened its brand-new campus at Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02 on 23 April 2021. Professor Lakshman Ratnayake, Chairman/Chancellor and Professor Lalith Gamage, Vice Chancellor/MD of SLIIT declared open the new campus in the presence of the Senior Management Team of SLIIT and invited guests.
Spread over 131 perches of prime land in central Colombo, SLIIT INTERNATIONAL now boasts of a most modern higher education facility in Sri Lanka. SLIIT INTERNATIONAL will leverage its new campus comprising state-of-the-art academic infrastructure and facilities to deliver full bachelor’s degree programs of Curtin University, Australia in Computing and Engineering.
Curtin University is an innovative university known for its high impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing students for the jobs of the future. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020, Curtin University is ranked within the top one per cent of universities globally; this makes Curtin University the highest ranked university to offer Computing and Engineering degree programs for completion in Sri Lanka.
After the opening ceremony, Professor Lalith Gamage, Vice Chancellor/MD of SLIIT said, “We have enjoyed a strong and successful relationship with Curtin University for many years. We are delighted we have expanded the partnership to offer full Curtin University degree programs in Sri Lanka. Our students now have the opportunity to pursue innovative degree programs from a global university at a truly international campus in Sri Lanka.”
Commenting on the development, Dr Athula Pitigala-Arachchi, the Chief Executive Officer of SLIIT INTERNATIONAL said that the new campus would change the higher education landscape in Sri Lanka. “Our intention is to link up with high-ranking overseas universities to offer globally recognized higher education programs in the country and increase high quality learning opportunities for Sri Lankan students”, elaborated Dr Pitigala-Arachchi.
As the pandemic rages on across the world, SLIIT INTERNATIONAL at Nawam Mawatha provides a great opportunity for students to complete a reputable international degree in Sri Lanka. Curtin University Engineering degree programs on offer at SLIIT INTERNATIONAL include Mechatronics Engineering, Civil and Construction Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering; the Computing degree programs include Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Systems & Networking and Cyber Security.
SLIIT INTERNATIONAL looks forward to welcoming students to its brand-new campus at Nawam Mawatha and helping them transform into world-class professionals.