Uva Wellassa gets more funds
Minister De Silva inspects the Uva Wellassa University. VC,
Prof. Chandra Ambuldeniya is also in the picture.
The Uva Wellassa State University, rejected by the UNP regime will be
further developed. The construction work is now in progress costing Rs.
20,000 million. After the UNP regime’s rejection to grant a state
university to the Uva Province, President Mahinda Rajapaksa approved to
build the Uva University and provided required funds, Healthcare and
Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said.
Minister De Silva said the Opposition Leader had rejected the
proposal to establish a state university in the Uva Province during his
regime stating that Uva Province does not need a state university. But
after President Mahinda Rajapaksa came into power he granted the
approval to establish the university and provided funds. There are 400
undergraduates in this university now, he said.
There is a huge demand from the foreign students to obtain a degree
from this university. All the courses had been designed according to the
demand. There is a huge demand from both private and state sector for
the graduates who pass out from the Uva Wellassa University.
All degree programs in the university has been formulated by making
use of local resources to the maximum, he said.
During a recent discussion between Minister De Silva and the
University authorities, it was decided to expand the building facilities
and provide more academic and non-academic staff to this university to
deliver a better service to a larger number of students including