Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) signed an agreement with University of Moratuwa, to carry out collaborative research in electrical, electronics and telecommunication that is anticipated to have scientific, technological and economic impact in the country. The MoU was signed at the university by Prof Kapila Perera, the Vice Chancellor of University of Moratuwa and P W Sarath, Chief Innovation and Culture Officer, SLT.
The partnership will impact Sri Lanka through the development of a mutually beneficial framework where SLT and the University of Moratuwa work hand in hand to ensure that electrical, electronic and telecommunication research can be jointly conducted. SLT will provide support in the form of material, finance, human resources and testing facilities to the University to conduct their research activities.
“We are confident that this partnership will provide the ideal platform to provide our graduates with the required exposure while at the same time, strengthening the university-industry co-operation in Sri Lanka,” commented Professor Kapila Perera.
P W Sarath commented, “We believe that this partnership will not only impact Sri Lanka, but, by creating a suitable network to enhance ICT research and development in Sri Lanka, this will pave the way to open up a number of avenues for global socio-economic development as well.”