The foundation stone is laid for the staff quarters of the Kilinochchi premises on 17th April 2017. This was done at the 400 acres land area, where the staff quarters also allocated as per in the master plan of the Kilinochchi premises. Academic staff and non-academic staff of all three faculties were attended with the Vice Chancellor Professor Vasanthy Arasaratnam. The three faculties of Engineering, Agriculture and Technology will get this facilities to support the academic staff. This is with the total cost of 25 million rupees and expected to complete four staff quarters each with two stories individual houses. Dr. Kaneswaran, Head of the Department of Computer Engineering, represented the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering to this event. Prof Mrs. Thushyanthy Mikunthan, Dean Faculty of Agriculture and Professor Srisatkunarajah, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Technology were participated the event with all other Deans of the other Faculties of Science, Arts and Graduate Studies.
The roof top solar pilot power plant installed at the Faculty of Engineering in September 2016. This was left on running by inaugurating its operation from October 2016. Then the operation was monitored and it was showing excellent operations as expected. The Kilinochchi is already known as excellent operation for solar power plant. This was proven by the roof-top-solar power plant at the Faculty of Engineering. The roof top pilot plant contains 55kW of String Inverter System and 5kW of Micro Inverter System.
SLASSCOM invited university lecturers for a “Quality Engineering Awareness Session” which was held on 6th April 2017 at Colombo. Three staff members from the Department of Computer Engineering participated the event: (i) Dr. A. Kaneswaran, Head of the Department of Computer Engineering, (ii) Dr. M. Siyamalan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Engineering, (iii) Ms. J. Segar, Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Computer Engineering.
Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka (BUSL), Anuradhapura organized a 2 day workshop on Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS on 6th and 7th April 2017. Ven. Vice Chancellor of BUSL invited Mr. Saliya Sampath to conduct this workshop as a resource person.
The Emerging Civil Engineer Award is an annual competition organised by the Sri Lanka Association of the Institution of Civil Engineers to encourage and support future civil engineers of Sri Lanka. The award aims to identify and reward the most innovative civil engineering student in Sri Lanka and to encourage innovative thinking among all civil engineering students. This event was held in 3rd April 2017.
Third year civil engineering students of university of Jaffna visited Victoria, Randenigala, Rantambe and Minipe Scheme under “CE 5040 – Hydraulic Engineering and design” subject in April 2017.
Nowadays power generation companies are moving to renewable energy based power generations. Even people have their own Solar photovoltaic (PV) cell based power generation system in homes. The new trend has come as the capital investment for these power generation has significantly reduced.