First phase of multi-functional building opens today | Daily News
D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo:

First phase of multi-functional building opens today

The first phase of a multi-functional building at D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo, will be opened today.

The two upper floors of this multi-functional building will consist of classrooms and fully fledged laboratories for the Advanced Level section of the school.

The third floor will house a well-equipped modern library. The building will also have a state-of- the-art food court that serves Sri Lankan food.

The building will be powered by solar energy and the kitchens of the food court will use biogas produced by kitchen waste and sewage from toilets, making the building 100 percent self-sufficient and environment friendly.

This facility will help the student community to educate themselves and develop the skills required for the 21st century job market.

The college’s Old Boys’ Association (OBA) funded the first phase of the building at a cost of over Rs. 21 million. OBA past president Shiraj Inimankada was instrumental in starting the project in 2019.

The first phase of the building which houses the classrooms will be opened by past presidents of the OBA Winindra Weeraman, Susantha Dissanayaka and Rajiv Perera in the presence of the principal of the school and the president of the OBA.

The architectural consultancy was provided by the Architects’ Guild of the OBA, while chartered structural engineers Aravinda Kalugaldeniya and Ajith Vandebona and chartered quantity surveyor Sunanda Gnanasiri and QS Vishwa De Alwis rendered their professional services without payment for the project.