MoU signed to boost Kelaniya University’s greenery


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the University of Kelaniya and the Board of Trustees of the Child Development Centre, Thalagolla at a ceremony held on 16 September at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya.

The event was organised by the Faculty of Medicine to expand the foliage of the faculty which is essential for University’s local and international Green Matrix ranking.

A new plot of land covering over one acre will be used to increase greenery. The project will also include improving the premises’ aesthetic value and biodiversity. Staff and undergraduates will engage in systematic planting of various flowering, fruit, vegetable, medicinal, and endemic plants. The land will further be improved as a leisure area to uplift physical and mental health of undergraduates by providing walking paths, gazebos and seating areas.

Senior Prof. Nilanthi De Silva, Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Senior Prof. Janaki Hevawisenthi, Dean – Faculty of Medicine, and K.K.K. Dharmathilaka, Registrar graced this ceremony. Sheril Jinesena, Ashvini Fernando and Prof. Ranil Fernando were present at the event, representing the Board of Trustees of Thalagolla Child Development Centre. Members of the academic, administrative, and non-academic staff and undergraduates of the Faculty of Medicine also participated in this event.