Eng. Kithsiri Gamage


I had primarily dealt with several industry like water treatment & supply, petroleum and cement manufacturing and identified that how energy industry is growing rapidly with development of economy. So I felt it was important to further study related to energy field. Meanwhile I got know about this programme through Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) which was facilitating institute.

MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering Worldwide program provides a mix of courses covering Power generation, Energy utilization, Modelling of energy systems, Energy management, Energy Policy and research based activities which are relevant to energy industry. Instructors range from university professors and lectures from Royal Institute of Technology Sweden, experts from world leading industry and local supervisors in OUSL have offered excellent contributions to success this online based programme in Sri Lanka. This programme was full time tough and consisting of 120 ECTS credits. Distance laboratory, logging into live class room and online assignment facilities brought us into real university environment. Subjects and contents were very modern and, latest technologies and applications were delivered emphasis is placed on real world, hands on experience, not standalone theory.

During the second year of programme, I could join with Ceylon Electricity Board as a project engineer. During the installation and commissioning of new power plant, I could apply the knowledge gain through studies and it was very helpful to execute the works. Now I’m working as maintenance engineer and always facing challenges to provide un-interrupted power. I can always apply knowledge gain through my MSc to overcome such a challenges in sustainable path.

Further I could build very good relationship with my colleagues who are working in leading organizations in the country.

Finally, I would thank to people who were behind this world reputed programme offer in to Sri Lankans, programme facilitators, coordinators, facilitating institute and group members who helped me to success the event.


Eng. U.G.Kithsiri,
B.Sc. Eng. (Hons), M.Sc. (Sweden), C.Eng. MIE (SL)
Mechanical Engineer
Kelaninitissa Combined Cycle Power Station,
Ceylon Electricity Board