Professor V. Navaratnarajah donated 165 books to the Library of the Faculty of Engineering on 16th October 2014. Further, he donated another 45 books through Prof. K. Kandasamy to the Library to support newly commencing technology stream in the University of Jaffna.
Prof V. Navaratnarajah and two technical officers were appointed by the University in 1990, to work on related matters on establishing the Faculty of Engineering. From October 2010 onwards, Dr. A. Atputharajah, present acting dean of the faculty, and few motivated engineers held series of discussions with Prof. Navaratnarajah to grab his views on the commencement of the faculty and also to understand the earlier works carried out by him and the pioneers in establishing the faculty.
In early 90’s, despite the fact that the Professor’s team worked hard on the faculty development, they could not manage to bring the faculty to the ground due to the undesirable situation existed in the region.