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Saegis University Campus inaugural Graduation Ceremony concludes on a high note on Monday 13th March 2017 at the BMICH.

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Saegis University Campus, one of the pioneer quality private higher education providers in Sri Lanka held its first ever graduation ceremony in grand scale at the BMICH on the 13th of March 2017.

Over 200 graduands were conferred with Heriot Watt Degree qualifications, Higher National Diploma qualifications from Scottish Qualification Authority and Saegis English Diploma qualifications at this exceptionally well organized ceremony. To be able to a hold a grand graduation ceremony within just four years since the inception of Saegis University Campus was a proud moment for all. The event started off with the ceremonial procession of the graduands followed by the officials and staff members and with the chief guest, other distinguished guests and Management of Saegis University Campus being invited to light the traditional oil lamp.

Professor Sampath Amaratunga, Vice Chancellor, University of Sri Jayawardenapura graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the ceremony, whilst Mr. W.K.H. Wegapitiya, Chairman, Laugfs Holdings Ltd and Mr. P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena, Chairman, Sri Lanka Telecom were in attendance as the Guests of honour. Ruth Moir- Assistant Vice Chancellor Heriot Watt UK, Professor Ken O’Gorman- Professor and Head of management, Heriot Watt University UK, Alistair Shaw- Head of International and other distinguished guests from Scottish Qualification Authority were also present at this occasion.

The ceremony also witnessed the presentation of Achievement Awards to students who performed exceptionally well at their respective study programmes. SQA Ambassadors – Higher National Diploma, high achievers’ awards were presented to N. Thavarajah, D.Y. Abeywardana, M.S.N. Perera, J.M.I.I. Jayakody, K.G. Nadarajah and H.G.C.P. Gajanayake whilst the Prize Winner for Diploma in English was H.D. Wickramarachchi

Saegis University Campus –an academic hub for next generation graduates….

Saegis University Campus opened its doors to its first batch of students in the year 2013, with a modest intake of full time students. The past 4 years has seen Saegis University Campus grow and prosper in to what it is today; a vibrant hub of academic life, guided by a team of highly qualified academics and professional management, and conveniently located in the heart of Nugegoda.

With Saegis University Campus’ quality international partner universities and affiliated bodies in the calibre of Heriot Watt University, UK and Scottish Qualification Authority they aim to produce globally employable graduates who have the correct attitude and skills to effectively function in their work and professional environments. At Saegis University Campus students gain a holistic insight into life and education and experience all facets of learning in and outside the class room.

Heriot Watt University with a rich heritage that runs back to 1821 has gained reputation for delivering world-class research and innovation that reinforces its position as a leading university for business, engineering, design, and the physical, social and life sciences. They are ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in UK for Accounting and Finance and repeatedly ranked in the top 4% globally. Saegis University Graduands conferred with prestigious Heriot Watt University degrees will join the prestigious Heriot Watt community that extends worldwide.

Saegis University Campus HND Graduands would also join an equally prestigious community that is present world-wide; the Scottish Qualification Authority. Boasting of a prestigious history that dates back over 100 years and offering high quality, industry relevant HND programmes in over 100 countries, SQA HNDs not only provide advance entry into a range of prestigious universities around the world but also provide routes to employment worldwide.

Established with the vision of making quality private higher education accessible to students who are denied of state campus entry owing to limitation of resources, Saegis University Campus is a brainchild of the education visionary Mr Bandara Dissanayake. As an educational entrepreneur, his message to the graduands was to ‘pursue their passions, to work hard and to remain sharply aware of the foreseeable and perpetual changes in the world around them and the new possibilities they create.” Also congratulating the new graduands CEO/ Vice Chancellor Designate, Prof. Samson Ekanayake warmly stated that “Saegis graduates are now part of the human capital necessary for growth and development of our own country as well as global community.”

The Chief guest of the ceremony, Professor Sampath Amaratunga, Vice Chancellor, University of Sri Jayawardenapura and the Guest of Honour Mr. W.K.H. Wegapitiya, Chairman, Laugfs Holdings Ltd, Professor Kevin O’Gorman, Heriot-Watt University and Mr Alistair Shaw, Scottish Qualification Authority made speeches. The speeches of Professor Sampath Amartunga and Mr Wegapitiya contained valuable advice and ample encouragement to graduating students.

Saegis University Campus is proud and humbled by their on-going success and considers it a great privilege and an honour to have their graduates joining the Sri Lankan workforce in taking active citizenship forward and emerging as the next generation leaders of the country.

Mr. David Samuel, Country Manager, Deakin University, Australia, Mr. Uditha K Palihakkara , Chairman of the Finance Commission of Sri Lanka, Mr. Asita Tawatte, Chairman of Management Systems Ltd., Director Central Finance Company, , Director Sunshine Holding PLC, Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse, Managing Partner, BDO Partners and Member of the Senate Sri Jayawardenapura University were amongst other distinguished guests at the graduation ceremony.

Mr Bandara Dissanayake, Chairman Saegis University Campus, Prof. Samson Ekanayake, Vice Chancellor/CEO Saegis University Campus, Dr Suminda Ranasinghe, Dean, Saegis University Campus and Dr Gamini Padmaperuma, Associate Dean Saegis University Campus together with their well-qualified and highly ranked faculty members and dedicated academic and administration teams contributed greatly towards making Saegis University Graduation an enriching and a truly a memorable experience for their newly minted graduates.

The graduation ceremony was marked with dances performed by Channa and Upuli Dancing Academy and was followed by refreshments catered by Mount Lavinia Hotel. The ceremony was compered by Faizal Bonzo and Sharon Mascarenz.

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