Kelani Cables PLC’s unique joint CSR programme ‘Kelani Saviya’ which served the youth of the country by producing professional electricians continuously for the past 10 years will be extended further for a period of five years by the Kelani Cables management and the Peradeniya University administration.
A fresh Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard will be signed between Kelani Cables PLC Director, CEO Mahinda Saranapala and Vice Chancellor of the Peradeniya University Prof. Upul B. Dissanayaka tomorrow (21st) at 10.30 am at the chancellor’s office of the Peradeniya University.
Kelani Saviya is a unique CSR project which was initiated by Prof. Janaka Ekanayake, Prof. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department UoP and Jayantha Wijesinghe, former Assistant Manager Marketing, Kelani Cables PLC to promote school leavers and self employed electricians as skilled technicians in the field of domestic and industrial wiring.
The historic MoU was signed by Prof. S.B.S Abeykoon, former Dean of Faculty of Engineering UoP and Hemantha Perera, former MD, Kelani Cables Plc. on 19th January 2007 at the Faculty of Engineering.
The Kelani Saviya programme which was initiated in 2007 and scheduled to end in 2012 was further extended for a further five years till 2017 by Kelani Cables PLC Director, CEO Mahinda Saranapala.
Youth with G.C.E (O.L) qualifications get the unique opportunity to continue further studies in the Faculty of Engineering, once they enroll in the Kelani Saviya programme which is a rare opportunity for school leavers and self-employed electricians in the country.