Workshop on Management Systems at SLSI 

Level 4 Facilities Management undergraduates of the Department of Building Economics participated in a workshop on Management Systems at Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) on 05-06 December 2017. It was a two day training programme which covered ISO 50001:2011 - Energy management systems, OHSAS 18001:2007 System Requirements, ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management Systems Requirements, and ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management Systems Requirements.

The Lecture panel consisted of Ms. Priyanthi Pigera (Senior Deputy Director, Training Division, SLSI), Ms. Ushani Pallearachchi (Assistant Director-Technical, Training Division, SLSI), Mr. Jayantha Kulasekara (Assistant Director, SLSI) and Mr. Rasika Waduge (Assistant Director, SLSI).

Gold Medallists at General Convocation 2017

The 38th General Convocation of University of Moratuwa was held on 10-11October 2017 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).  The 28th batch of Quantity Surveyors and the 08th batch of Facilities Managers of the Department of Building Economics graduated on the occasion. Among the Graduands, Ms. Fasna Fasly and Ms. Chamitha Wijewickrama distinguished themselves as gold medallists for their exceptional performances as undergraduates.

Ms. Fasna Fasly was awarded the "Gold medal for the Facilities Management Graduand who has obtained highest overall Grade Point Average of 3.8 or above at the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management examinations (Donated by RICS Sri Lanka) while Ms. Chamitha Wijewickrama was awarded the Gold Medal for the Quantity Surveying Graduand who has obtained the highest Overall Grade Point Average of 3.8 or above at the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying examinations” (Donated by Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka).

Ms. Wijewickrama and Ms. Fasley are currently attached to the Department of Building Economics in the capacities of a Temporary Lecturer and a Research Assistant respectively.

The Annual Blood Donation Campaign Organised by BESS

The annual blood donation campaign organized by the Building Economics Student Society (BESS) of University of Moratuwa, was successfully held on 27th September 2017, at Wijaya Sundararama Temple, Moratuwa. The campaign was held from 9 am to 4 pm. The event was inaugurated with a Dharma Preaching. Around 250 donors participated for the blood donation.

The Inauguration Ceremony of 33rd QS and 12th FM intakes

The Inauguration ceremony of 33rd intake of B.Sc. (Hons) Quantity Surveying and the and 12th intake of B.Sc. (Hons) Facilities Management organised by the Level 2 undergraduates was held on 03rd October 2017 at the Department of Building Economics. Prof. Lalith De Silva, the Dean, Faculty of Architecture, was the chief guest of the occasion. Members of the academic and non-academic staff of the Department of Building Economics graced the event.

The 22nd Chapter of the Sarasavi Gee Sisila

The 22nd chapter of the annual musical event ‘Sarasavi Gee Sisila’, organised by the Moratuwa University’s Building Economics Students’ Society was held on 03rd August 2017 from 6.00 pm onward at the University premises. The event exclusively focuses on providing financial assistance for students by awarding scholarships, facilitating printing books which are very essential for academic purposes, and encouraging extra-curricular activities within the student community.

This musical concert featured Visharadh. Victor Rathnayake, Visharadh. Sunil Edirisinghe, Visharadh. Edward Jayakody, Visharadh. Amarasisi Pieris, Visharadh. Nirosha Virajini and Mr. Kasun Kalhara. Mr. Wasantha Rohana anchored the show while Mr. Susil Amarasinghe directed the music.