MAS | CINEC Collaborative Research Centre – Opening Ceremony

Accelerated innovation is enabled through ‘Open Innovation’, we as a pioneer among Non-State Higher Educational Institutes in Sri Lanka, embarked on a great initiative to work collaboratively with MAS Holdings, one of the world’s most recognized Design–to-Delivery Solution Providers to set up a Research Centre at CINEC Institute of Higher Education, keeping Open Innovation at heart, which will enhance the field of applied research, a very crucial area in Engineering and Technology.

A colorful Opening Ceremony was held at CINEC premises on 3rd July, 2017 in the gracious presence of the Chairman of MAS Deshamanya Mahesha Amalean, President and Managing Director of CINEC Capt. Ajith Peiris, Joint Managing Director of CINEC Mrs. Nilanthi Sivapragasam, Director Modernization of MAS Mr. Samatha Senevirathne, Director Human Resources and Sustainable Business Mr. Damitha Darmasena, Director Operations Mr. Aliasgar Adamali, Vice President of CINEC Prof. Capt. Nalaka Jayakody, Senior Consultant of CINEC Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, Senior Director Research and International Cooperation Prof. N. Rajkumar, General Manager Finance, Planning & Projects Mrs. Tharanga Gamage, General Manager Foreign Projects & Local Branches Capt. Peshala Medagama and other distinguished personalities from both organizations. Enthusiasm of engineering undergraduates at CINEC was commendable throughout the whole ceremony, marking the importance of this milestone, as the first ever Collaborative Research Centre of MAS with a Higher Educational Institute in Sri Lanka.

This will allow undergraduates at CINEC to work in a real engineering environment while pursuing their undergraduate engineering degree programs and utilize latest technologies to overcome industrial automation issues and develop innovative solutions. In the meantime, MAS will benefit from this collaborative partnership by making use of these innovative solutions to increase the productivity and efficiency of their manufacturing processes, and last but not least, by identifying talented, industry-ready young engineers.