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SLIIT WALK 2018 charity project supports next generation students

At the opening of the fully equipped computer lab at Verahara Bandaranayake Maha Vidyalaya, Papiliyawala.
At the opening of the fully equipped computer lab at Verahara Bandaranayake Maha Vidyalaya, Papiliyawala.

The SLIIT WALK 2018 Charity Project organised by the Student Interactive Society 2018/19 of SLIIT concluded recently marking an impressive milestone of amassing the highest budget of over 2.5 million rupees from the proceedings.

The funds raised were utilized to develop a fully equipped computer lab and provide 1,000 books and equipment for the library at Verehara Bandaranayaka MahaVidyalaya, Papiliyawala and was handed over on August 2. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Prof. Lalith Gamage, Vice Chancellor and CEO, SLIIT.

Verehara Bandaranayaka Maha Vidyalaya, Papiliyawala is a mixed school with 650 students from Grades 1-13. The project also commemorated SLIIT’s 20-year journey in achieving higher education excellence. The lab was equipped with 20 desktops, tables, chairs, projectors plus internet connections and networking facilities. 1000 books, cupboards, chairs and tables were also handed over to the school’s library.

‘Keeping Dreams Alive’ being the theme of SLIIT Walk, it was aimed to uplift the quality of life of these underprivileged children. The event also brought together SLIIT students and staff showcasing the institute’s diverse student life while fostering collaboration among SLIIT faculties as well as branches located across the country. The walk held for the 8th consecutive year drew over 6000 students and staff marching in solidarity for a worthy cause.

Organised by the SLIIT Student Interactive Society (SIS), the event drew ideas and contributions from students who also assisted in the designing of the walk t-shirt.

Commenting on the walk, Prof. Lalith Gamage, Vice Chancellor and CEO SLIIT said, “I wish to thank all those involved especially the Student Interactive Society for once again organising this event for charity and taking the initiative for a good cause. As an educational institute recognised for excellence, the walk is in line with our vision of disseminating knowledge to the youth and this charity which specifically focuses on the development of education for rural youth.”

SLIIT endeavors to ensure that Sri Lanka profits from Information Technology, Business Management and Engineering by providing education and training, conducting and promoting research and development, provide consultancy and software services, nurturing IT ventures, thus ensuring the availability of a rich pool of experts.” added Yashas Mallawarachchi, Director, Academic Affairs.

“Our walk clearly demonstrates SLIIT’s rich culture and diverse student life and in line with its vision of fostering and promoting innovation, and producing world-class intellectuals to serve the nation and beyond. I thank all those who tirelessly dedicated their efforts towards the success of the project and extend my heartfelt gratitude to all students, staff members, and SLIIT Alumni for their immense contribution in making this project a reality,” added Mihiran Weerathunga, President, Student Interactive Society, SLIIT.


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