January, 24, 2023
Nippon Paint Lanka sponsored the 2022 Student Jamboree of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) held recently in Sooriyawewa. The annual event conducted by the Board of Architectural Education (BAE) of the SLIA for the students of the four schools of architecture in Sri Lanka – the University of Moratuwa (UOM), the City School of Architecture (CSA), General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) and the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) – provided an opportunity for them to have a closer interaction before they join the profession as future architects.
Architect Russell Dandeniya , The president of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) said, “This is a unique event where 250 undergraduates in their 2nd and 3rd years of study from the four universities that provide architectural courses, came together to work with local communities and build two vernacular structures for the Community Market with technology. The programme at the southern campus of the KDU in Sooriyawewa included a CSR initiative for painting selected areas of the Nugegalayaya Gunarathana Primary School, Kiri Ibbanwewa, Sewanagala, including the play space, pavilion, library and other buildings, and to donate books to the school.”
“We at Nippon Paint Lanka are very happy to have sponsored this programme,” said Nemantha Abeysinghe, General Manager, Nippon Paint Lanka. It is an opportunity for us to provide the budding architects with an in-depth knowledge and practical experience of using modern technology and methods in paints and coatings developed by Nippon Paint over a period of more than fifty years. Our aim is to see that future architects will be well equipped to enhance the natural beauty of Sri Lanka with paints and coating products that are environment-friendly and withstand the climate changes as they face the challenges of the future.”