Professor A. Atputharajah, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Mr. R. Valluvan, Coordinator of the Incubation Center, participated to the Venture Engine 2017 events. This was held 11th October 2017 at the Cinnamon Lakeside hotel. It was very successful platform for accelerating and expanding the country’s most promising entrepreneurial ideas. It was held in conjunction with Asian Business Angles Forum (ABAF), which is Asia’s largest Start-up investor forum. It is also unprecedented conduit for Sri Lanka entrepreneurs to gain access to investment, expertise and direct mentor-ship from some of the Asian region’s most prominent investors via the ABAF platform. The organizer of Lankan Angel Network is happy to continue to accept new ideas for investment, more details on this can be viewed from http://www.lankanangelnetwork.com. It was excellent experience to realize the numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka to raise up on their business.
Workshop on GBV Awareness and prevention
Dr. M. Siyamalan and Ms. R. Rohini were attended a workshop on Gender Based Violence (GBV) Awareness and Prevention, which was conducted at the Green Grass Hotel, Jaffna on 10th and 11th of October 2017 and organized by the University of Jaffna. The resource persons of this workshop were:
- Professor Elisobeth Dari (MD. PhD), Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Head, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden.
- Dr. Pia Axemo, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, International Maternal and Child Health, Uppasala University, Sweden.
- Professor K. A. K. K. Wijewardena, Senior Professor, Department of Community Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
- Dr. K. Guruparan, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna
In this workshop, the University of Jaffna’s GBV policy and bylaws, awareness of GBV and GBV preventive mechanisms were discussed. There were around 30 participants, from the University of Jaffna, attended this workshop.