Today, while whole world is talking about use of sustainable energy we can be proud of being the first to introduce a sustainable energy engineering master program to the higher education sector in Sri Lanka with the generous support of Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. Ours is a deliberate effort to contribute to impart sustainable energy engineering know-how to the Sri Lanka’s energy sector, thereby to contribute to the national development and to improve the wellbeing of the people at large. I am very happy to mention here that the most of the graduates and the students are working in the energy sector in Sri Lanka that allows deriving the maximum benefit from this Program.
I remember with gratitude, Dr. Jeevan Jayasuriya attached to Energy Technology Department of the KTH for his continuous support, encouragement and participation as a Lecturer that contribute immensely for the success of this Program. Also I must mention the enormous contribution made by Professor N.R. Arthenayake, as the First Program Facilitator at the OUSL that laid a strong foundation to continue the Program without much difficulty.
I take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to Professor Torsten Fransson (Head/Division of Heat and Power Technology, former Head of the Department of Energy Technology, KTH, and the pioneer of the SEE World M Sc Program), Professor Andrew Martin (Director of SEE World M Sc Program, KTH), Ms. Chamindie Senarathne (Deputy Program Director of SEE World M Sc Program, KTH) and all KTH staff members for their fullest support that contributed to make this Program a success in Sri Lanka.
The staff of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and other staff of the OUSL who continually support in various ways for smooth functioning of the facilitation work by the OUSL are very much appreciated.
Finally, I take this opportunity to wish SEE World M Sc graduates and present students very best and fruitful career in serving the nation. Further, I urge all of you to maintain strong links with each other and work together for future developments in your specialty area.
Program Coordinator – SEE World M Sc Program at OUSL
The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL),
20th of August 2016