A state-of-the-art computer laboratory with 20 computers and internet facilities was donated to Royal College, Polonnaruwa recently under the innovative ‘e-Thilina’ initiative, corporate social responsibility (CSR) collaboration between ESOFT and Sirasa Television.
The ceremonial opening was held recently under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena who also declared open a new three-storied building for class rooms and an auditorium which were constructed under the ‘Rajarata Navodaya–Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ District Development Programme.
Other distinguished attendees included ESOFT Managing Director Dr. Dayan Rajapakse, ESOFT Metro Campus CEO Nishan Sembacuttiaratchy, ESOFT Metro Campus Colombo General Manager Upul Dassanayake, ESOFT Metro Campus Colombo Branch Operations Assistant Manager Harsha Ravindra, ESOFT Polonnaruwa Business Partner Dr. D. S. A. Jayasinghe, ESOFT Polonnaruwa Branch Coordinator R. M. A. C. Rajakaruna, ESOFT Kurunegala Branch Manager Sachithra Wanninayake, MTV/MBC Sales Manager Daminda Nissanka and Royal College Polonnaruwa Principal
K. K. Siripala.
Expressing his views on the initiative, ESOFT Group Managing Director Dr. Dayan Rajapakse stated “As the pioneer IT education provider in Sri Lanka we remain committed to increasing national sustainability by boosting the uptake of technology skills across the country. I feel that this is the only way we will develop our people, businesses and services to meet the standards set by neighbours like India and Singapore. IT is making its presence felt in every aspect of our lives so in order for us to progress as a nation, each of our citizens need to be given the opportunity to learn this important set of skills, especially those in rural and underprivileged areas so that they can create better futures for themselves and their families.”