Northern Governor and Kelani Cables joins UoJ for Farmer Campus | Daily News

Northern Governor and Kelani Cables joins UoJ for Farmer Campus

Dr. Suren Raguwan, Governor. NP , Dean Faculty of Agriculture Dr. Suriya Kumar , Professor in Agriculture Engineering, Thushanthy Mikunthan of the University of Jaffna Government representatives and the Coordinator Kelani Saviya and Kelani Shakthi CSR programs, Jayantha Wijesinghe at the event

Dr. Suren Raguwan, Governor. NP , Dean Faculty of Agriculture Dr. Suriya Kumar , Professor in Agriculture Engineering, Thushanthy Mikunthan of the University of Jaffna Government representatives and the Coordinator Kelani Saviya and Kelani Shakthi CSR programs, Jayantha Wijesinghe at the event

For the very first time in Sri Lanka, young farmers who represent the farmer community in the Jaffna Peninsula, would be enrolled to follow a Farmer Machinery Management course, designed by the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna (UoJ) in mid September 2019.

Mahinda Saranapala, CEO, Director, Kelani Cables PLC said that the farmer campus Govi Sarasaviya is a stereo type copy of the Kelani Saviya and Kelani Shakthi non formal education programs, launched in 2007 and 2014, together with the Universities of Peradeniya and Jaffna respectively, by Kelani Cables Plc.

The unique feature of the farmer Campus is that those who wish to follow the Farmer Machinery Management course, would not require any basic educational qualifications, other than the right identity of being a farmer who represents the farmer community in the Jaffna Peninsula.

After a lengthy discussion that was held under the patronage of Governor N P Dr. Suren Raghavan, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture UoJ, Dr. Suriya Kumar, Professor Thushanthy Mikunthan and Senior Lecturer Piribaharan and Government representatives in the North, had decided to launch the program in mid September 2019. The Farmer Machinery Management Course consists of five modules including, identification and observation of internal combustion engines, power measurements of internal combustion engines, dissembling and assembling of engine components, fault identification and rectification and land preparation using 2W and 4 W tractors.

Lectures would be conducted during week ends at the Faculty of Agriculture, UoJ. Each year, 60 students would be enrolled for the programs in two batches. The selected candidates would have to sit for the placement test and obtain highest marks to be selected for enrollment.

The initial program would be launched under the generous sponsorship of the Governor, Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghawan and Kelani Cables Plc. The farmer campus is the brain child of Jayantha Wijesinghe, the co initiator of the unique Kelani Saviya and Kelani Shakthi CSR.

 


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