December, 9, 2022
The Bristol Institute of Management who currently enjoys an unmatched reputation of being the trendsetter and provider of UK education in Sri Lanka, partnered with a highly ranked global university, celebrated another key milestone in their journey at their recent graduation ceremony held in grand style at the Marino Hotel in Colombo, that witnessed over 190 students obtaining globally renowned degrees from the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol).
The degrees were conferred to students who had successfully completed the Master of Business Administration, the MSc in Accounting and Finance and The LLM in Commercial Law from UWE, Bristol. The event was graced by Professor Steve West CBE, Vice-Chancellor, President, and Chief Executive Officer University of the West of England, together with a large gathering of management and staff and faculty members of Bristol institute.
In addition to the conferring of degrees, students who were top performers and batch tops achieving a high aggregate in their respective degree courses, upholding the quality of education imparted on them by Bristol Institute, were presented with gold medals and special awards.
The Gold medal for the MBA was awarded to Shanika Sandeepani, whilst Keziah Shiranthi Yoganthipillai clinched the gold medal for the MSc.in Accounting and Finance. Sasanga Dinuli Gunasekera bagged the gold medal for the LLM in Commercial Law.
Shanika Sandeepani was also the batch top for the MBA from UWE for the year 2020 along with Keziah Shiranthi Yoganthipillai who was the batch top the MSc.in Accounting and Finance for the year 2020 and Sasanga Dinuli Gunasekera for the LLM in Commercial Law for January 2021.
Other star performers of the evening were Mohomed Shamrin Hussain Mohomad Shiraz, the batch top for the MBA for January 2021 and Janani Randhula Gajadheera Kiralawella Muhandrramge for the MBA for May 2021. Subodha Dilhani Gunasekera was awarded as the batch top for the MSc in Accounting & Finance for January 2021.
Prof: Steve West, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West of England in his address, congratulating the new graduates on their achievements, stated that they have now joined a huge global network of UWE Bristol Alumni represented in over 170 countries. Requesting the graduates to remember the support of parents and the excellent dedication and guidance imparted upon by them by their lecturers, he commended them for having developed resilience, adaptability, learning to be creative and inventive, and in being leaders and problem solvers, who have pushed through the many challenges posed over the significant events taken place over the last two years, and achieving the successes celebrated on this day, of which they should be rightly proud of.
He also added that a record number of over 190 students graduating at this time was a tremendous achievement and stated that UWE in partnership with Bristol Institute intended to go from strength to strength in continuing to bring top ranked degrees to make high quality education accessible and help support the country’s talent development and harness a knowledge-based economy.
This ceremony stood testament to not only the many accolades and achievements celebrated during the event, but in showcasing Bristol Institute’s commitment towards molding the best ‘industry versatile’; graduates, that has resulted in the institute’s alumni presently holding leading positions across Sri Lanka’s corporate sector, while several others have gone on to become innovative entrepreneurs, along with many having taken up leadership positions in top global conglomerates.
Photo Caption : Left to right - Prof: Steve West, Vice Chancellor- University of the West of England , Gold medal winner for the MBA from UWE -Shanika Sandeepani, Gold Medal winner for the MSc.in Accounting and Finance- Keziah Shiranthi Yoganthipillai and Gold Medal winner for the LLM in Commercial Law - Sasanga Dinuli Gunasekera.