It has been notified as one of the common problem is lag of soft skill development. As a result six weeks of soft skill program is initiated at the Faculty board and applied to the students during their 12 weeks of break. Therefore among the 12 weeks break after the first semester, the students will be spending 6 weeks in the Faculty to follow these programs. These programs are different from each other and they are enjoyable and interesting to the students.
Introduction:The Sri Lanka University Intellectual Property Policy Workshop was organized by Commercial Law Department Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce in cooperation with the Sri Lanka University Grant Commission (UGC) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This was held in Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo from 24th to 27th April 2017. All the Universities Vice Chancellors participated during the first day of the program. Dean and Mr. R. Valluvan, the coordinator of the University Business Linkage Cell of the Faculty of Engineering, participated to this workshop all three days. Resource persons were Richard Cahoon, Yumiko Hamano and Anthony Williams. This was excellent workshop clearly given the scope of the workshop. The faculty thanks the U.S. Embassy Colombo and the UGC for organizing this workshop.
Mr. D.S. Sampath, Lecturer, Mr. Ashan Madhushka and Mr. Tharanga Buddhimal, final year students attended training workshop on Watershed and River Flow Modeling using HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS on 24th and 25th April 2017 at the Open University of Sri Lanka, Colombo. This workshop was organized by section C of Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science (SLAAS). Dr. Jayantha Obesekara, Chief Modeler, South Florida Water Management District and Affiliate Research Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA, conducted workshop as resource person. The workshop covered the following topics including computer based simulation activities: (i) Water modeling using HEC-HMS, (ii) Water Modelling using HEC-RAS, (iii) QGIS and (iv) HEC-DSSVue.