President invited for Asia-Pacific quantity surveyors’ summit
The Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Sri Lanka yesterday invited
President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the inauguration of the 15th
International Summit of Asia Pacific region quantity surveyors to be
held on July 25 and 26 in Colombo.
The institute made this invitation to President Rajapaksa when its
officials led by chairperson Prof Chitra Weddikkara met him at Temple
Prof Weddikkara pointed out that Sri Lanka has been selected as the
venue for this mega international summit due to the peaceful environment
and the economic progress achieved by the country.
Over 120 delegates representing 13 countries including Australia, New
Zealand, Canada, China, Japan and Malaysia will participate in this
Prof Weddikkara pointed out that there is a huge demand for graduates
passing out from the Moratuwa University as quantity surveyors. She
thanked the President for taking steps to double the number of students
passing out from the university as quantity surveyors.
President Rajapaksa in reply added that the services of quantity
surveyors passing out from the university would be obtained for the
major infrastructure development projects in progress.
Institute officials pointed out that Sri Lankan quantity surveyors
are recognized all over the world. They also discussed the upgrading the
quality of the study courses.