Northshore Campus held its first Board of Governors meeting on the 03rd of March to exchange views and discuss its highly ambitious plans for the future to be a top ranked higher educational institute in the country for graduate employability, academic and research excellence.
Its dynamic Board of Governors, headed by VC and CEO Prof. Nalaka Jayakody, included distinguished and eminent personalities such as Mr. Anuradha Wijekoon, Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, Dr. Dan Malika Gunasekera, Dr. Anil Samaranayake, Dr. Kishu Gomes, Dr. Indika Sigera, and Deputy VC Prof. Sisuru Sendanayake.
It was also discussed and finalized that Northshore Campus, among many other initiatives in the pipeline this year, will be investing LKR 300 million to upgrade and elevate its Health Sciences, Engineering and IT laboratories to include the very latest, state-of-the-art equipment to ensure a stimulating environment to all students.
Mr. Anuradha Wijekoon is a professionally qualified senior administrative officer with over 27 years of experience in various institutions including key positions at ministries. Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri is the Director and the Chairman of the Board of PIM, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and also serves in the Board of NIBM and Softlogic Holdings PLC.
Dr. Dan Malika Gunasekera is a Legal Counsel and the former Executive Director of Ceylon Shipping Corporation. He is the moderator of the National Maritime and Logistics Policy under Ministry of Ports and Shipping. Dr. Anil Samaranayake is a Senior Medical Administrator, currently holding the post of Director- Health Information at the Ministry of Health, and serves as a Consultant Community Physician and International Certified Addiction Counselor.
Dr. Kishu Gomes is a popular corporate leader with over 30 years of experience primarily in the beverage and energy sector with globally renowned brands such as Coca-Cola, Chevron, and Caltex. He serves on the Advisory Board for SLIIT Business Faculty, CSBM, and CINEC Campus. Dr. Indika Sigera is a senior lecturer at the Department of Transport and Logistics Management of the University of Moratuwa and a former Tanker Charterer and Assistant Manager of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.
Northshore Campus provides various programmes such as HNDs, undergraduate and postgraduate in the fields of Engineering, Business Management and IT, with its partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol in UK and Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Streams such as Tourism and Hospitality, Linguistics, Teacher Training and Education, LLB and Health Sciences are set to launch in near future.
The campus is equipped with unmatched facilities including modern lecture rooms, library, laboratories, spacious cafeteria, various recreational areas and an enormous well-furnished auditorium which is the largest of its kind in the country.