Seated (L to R) – Dhananjaya Dharmaratne (Vice President – Events), Vindya Jayasena (Vice President – Fund Raising), Indraka Liyanage (President), Chief Guest Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva (Commander of the Navy), Prof. S. A. Ariadurai (Vice Chancellor, OUSL), Dr. A. P. Madurapperuma (Deputy Vice Chancellor, OUSL), Prof. V. Sivalogathasan (Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, OUSL), Dr. S. Sridharan (Ex-President),
Standing (L to R) - Indika Wijerathna (Secretary), Yajith De Silva (Asst. Secretary), Sisil Perera (Alumni Liaison Officer), Dayaratne Gamage (Vice President – Marketing), Isanka P. Gamage (Editor).
The 4th Annual General Meeting of the CEMBA-CEMPA Alumni Association of the Open University of Sri Lanka was held on the 20th of July 2019 at the Rainbow banquet hall of the Solis Hotel in Pittakotte. A large gathering comprising of academic staff, OUSL, past-graduates of CEMBA-CEMPA and present students were present at the occasion.
The AGM was commenced by the out-going President, Dr. S. Sridharan, the Deputy Director General of Planning at the Ministry of Health. He shared the details of the activities carried out during the preceding year. The alumni were able to conduct 3 Continuous Professional Development seminars. The first one about Governing Policies, Guidelines, Procedures in Procurement was conducted by the former Governor of the Northern Province, Major General Rtd. Sarath Muthugala who is also a prominent Procurement Specialist.
Addressing the gathering the President, Mr. Indraka Liyanage emphasized the requirements of an alumni for updating the knowledge and fellowship. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. S. A. Ariyadurai appraised the work done by the alumni in the past and was of a positive view that it will keep up the same momentum in the future. Speaking at the event the Chief Guest, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, the commander of the Navy shared his knowledge in combating the threats to a country and how leadership matters in such decision-making. He also shared the input of the Sri Lanka Navy in fulfilling ancillary objectives, such as the many CSR projects launched under his stewardship.
The event was followed up with a fellowship where members were able to relive their past memories of the university.