Introduction of the Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) Operation

The Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) Operation (AHEAD) is a programme funded by the World Bank, and implemented by the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways, Sri Lanka. Accordingly, a discussion was held to introduce the higher education initiatives to the academic & non-academic staff of the University of Kelaniya on the 16th of February 2018 at the Senate Room of the University of Kelaniya.

The event was held under the patronage of Professor P.S.M. Gunarathne, Vice-Chairman of the University Grants Commission and the Director of AHEAD, while the event was graced by Dr. Harsha Aturupane, a Lead Economist of World Bank, Professor Arosha Adikaram, (Senior Academic Expert, Human Resource Development, AHEAD) Dr. Kumudika Boyagoda (Senior Academic Expert, Enriching Learning, Teaching & Assessment, AHEAD) and Dr. Romola Rasool (Senior Academic Expert, English Language Skills Enhancement, AHEAD). In addition, Professor D.M. Semasinghe, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Deans of the faculties, Heads of academic Departments, academic staff members, Mr. W.M. Karunaratne, Registrar and non-academic staff members participated in this event.