“Oba Asirimath” – three day workshop organized by the Career Guidance Unit of the University of Kelaniya in collaboration with the Department of Manpower and Employment of Gampaha District Secretariat on behalf of undergraduates of the University of Kelaniya was successfully held on the 26th, 27th and 28th of September 2017 at the Carrier Guidance Unit of the University of Kelaniya.
The objective of this workshop was to urge the undergraduates to get their qualifications globally recognized, to minimize unemployment and to contribute to the social and economic development of the country.
Prof. Chamaru de Alwis, the Director of the Career Guidance Unit, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. This programme was conducted by the officers of the Department of Manpower and Employment of Gampaha District Secretariat. Forty students representing the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences took part in this workshop.
The certificates were presented to the undergraduates who participated in this workshop by Mr. G.D. Anura Piyabandu, Gampaha Additional District Secretary of Gampaha District Secretariat, Mr. Thilak Senarath, Director (Employment Creation, Promotion and Professional Guidance) of the Department of Manpower and Employment, Prof. Chamaru de Alwis, the Director of the Career Guidance Unit of the University of Kelaniya.
‘Career Fair 2016’ magazine prepared by the Career Guidance Unit of the University of Kelaniya was launched at Taj Samudra, Colombo on 1st November 2016. Career Fair is an annual event which acts as a rendezvous between the undergraduates and the corporate world to strengthen the ties among them helping to bridge the gap between the academia and the corporate sector.
Senior Professor Sunanda Madduma Bandara, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Professor Kapila Senevirathne, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor A H M H Abeyrathne, Dean of the Faculty of Social Science, Professor Dilkushi Wettawe, Director – Staff Development Centre, Dr. P N D Fernando, Director-Career Guidance Unit, the academic staff, Mr. Kishu Gomes Managing Director/CEO -Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, Executive Officers of Millennium IT- Platinum Sponsor of Career Fair 2016 and students participated in this event.
The Opening Ceremony of “Career Fair 2016” organized by the Career Guidance Unit of University of Kelaniya and the 10th anniversary celebration of the launch of “Career Fair” took place on the 29th June 2016 at the auditorium of Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies.
“Career Fair 2016” consists of a series of workshops on personality development and career development which are conducted for the whole year. Vice-Chancellor of University of Kelaniya, Senior Professor Sunanda Madduma Bandara, Dr. Dayan Rajapaksha (Managing Director – ESOFT Group – President of Computer Society of Sri Lanka), Director of Career Guidance Unit, Dr. Narada Fernando, Dr. M.P. Diyamulla, academic staff, the organizing committee members of “Career Fair” for the past 10 years as well as undergraduates participated in the event.