Northshore College held its 3rd Graduation Ceremony @ the College Auditorium on 10th March 2019. Peter Emmanuel, the Chief Operating Officer served as the Presenting Officer at this Graduation Ceremony.

The occasion was graced by Professor Sampath Amaratunge, Vice Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura / Chairman, Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors as Chief Guest and by Mr V Sivagnanasothy, Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Northern Province Development, Vocational Training and Skills Development and Youth Affairs and Secretary to the Presidential Task Force on Northern and Eastern Provinces Development, as Guest of Honour.

Dr Morris Williams, Director, International Partnerships, Faculty of Environment and Technology, the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK conferred the degrees and Professor Ray Priest, International Director: Asia Pacific, the University of West of England, Bristol, UK graced the occasion by delivering the keynote address. Special prizes were awarded to those who had obtained Distinctions in Masters Degree programmes and First Class Honours in Bachelors Degree Programmes by Mr VP Paramalingam, Chairman, Northshore College of Business and Technology, Professor Niranjan Gunawardena, Dean, Faculty of Business, University of Moratuwa and by other invited dignitaries.

Graduation is a major milestone in life. I am delighted and honoured that you are celebrating today with those who have supported and encouraged you throughout your educational journey.
During your time at Northshore College whilst studying for your University of the West of England degree, you have developed a distinct set of qualities that will open up opportunities throughout your life. They will help you to realise your professional and personal ambitions so that you continue to make an impact in the world.
The award you are receiving today is a testament to your hard work and commitment. It also marks the beginning of a new phase in your relationship with the University as you join our worldwide network of more than 200,000 alumni.
Whatever your chosen path and its challenges etc, Northshore College and the University of the West of England will be pleased to share in your future. I am proud to have you as a graduate of our university and wish you every success as you start the next big adventure in your lives.

Professor Steve West

Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of England

As Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol, I want to congratulate you on your graduation. You should be incredibly proud of yourselves. You have demonstrated excellent business knowledge and skills and we are sure that you will go on to do great things in the future.
Today is a special occasion celebrating your achievements and marking the next stage of your professional journey and I encourage you to enjoy it to the full.
Congratulations to you all.

Donna Whitehead

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law,University of the West of England

It has been my privilege to be involved in the partnership between UWE Bristol and Northshore College since the very beginning. Your graduation is part of this story and today you should feel proud of what you have achieved during your studies at the college. Today marks the beginning of the next stage in your life’s journey. Whatever your career, you have the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills you have acquired to help shape your future destiny. You will face many challenges ahead but as long as you are always willing to learn, the adventure ahead will be both exciting and rewarding. I particularly want to thank your family and your tutors and staff at Northshore College. You would not have reached this point without their support and guidance. Most of all, I want to thank you and congratulate you on your success. It is a very special day for you and I hope you will always remember it.

Professor Ray Priest

International Director, UWE Asia Pacific, Managing Director, UWE International Educational Services

On the most memorable and joyous occasion of the annual Convocation of our Northshore College, which is a significant milestone for the institution itself, I wish a blissful, successful, prosperous and above all harmonious life for all students who are stepping out of this institution after graduation.
Passing out from the Convocation is the first step in the journey of every ones independent life secured with prosperity. After years of commitment and hard work, today all of you emerge victoriously with a prestigious degree in your hand and a clear path in front of you. So when you step out, there should be something that helps you to get the right direction in every stage of your life that will ultimately enable you to have the fruition of your life.
There are three things that will serve as a magic wand for your future life, viz. fixed resolve on the goal to be achieved, sustained faith in that Power who is guiding, propelling, articulating and finally protecting us from within and without and optimistic outlook in all that happens. May you all be able to imbibe the same.
I congratulate the Professors and Lecturers for their significant contribution in bringing out excellence and competency in the graduates passing out. I also equally feel proud of the ministerial and other staff for the smooth running and upkeep of the institution.
However, on this occasion we have to remind ourselves that education is an important factor in the evolution of human life. It helps us to regulate our lives and make ourselves useful to our fellow beings. Hence, our academic education should not be merely for the development of the intellect but also for the enlargement of the heart.
May the students who have become graduates today prove to be an asset to the society, to our Motherland and the world at large is our humble prayer.
Our congratulations to all on your achievement and best wishes for a bright future.

Mr VP Paramalingam

Chairman, Northshore College of Business and Technology

I am delighted to be able join our new graduates and your families at the 2019 Northshore College Convocation.
As someone who has been involved in Northshore since its beginning, I am very proud and honoured to be able to share in the day with you and celebrate your achievements.
As you join the global family of UWE Bristol Alumni you will do so with a higher education experience, and the skills and knowledge it brings, that will be important throughout your life.
As you go out into the world be self-confident and bold that you can succeed in your life and career, and also be mindful that you, as the new generation of graduates, should and can use what you have learnt to shape Sri Lanka and the world for the better. Please do stay in touch; today is the beginning of a life-long connection with UWE Bristol.
I would like to thank every single member of the Northshore College staff for their commitment and excellence in making sure that the quality of a UWE degree is the same wherever it is delivered. Their work here in Sri Lanka is something we at the university appreciate and are immensely proud of. Graduates, on behalf of all my colleagues in the UK and Sri Lanka, I congratulate you again; this is your day and we celebrate your achievements.

Dr Morris Williams

International Director, UWE Asia Pacific, Faculty of Environment and Technology,University of the West of England

On behalf of the Faculty of Environment and Technology may I take this opportunity to congratulate all of you receiving your degrees today. This is a great day for everyone and you should feel proud of your achievement, but please acknowledge the support of your family and friends as well. Some will have combined study with commitments such as raising a family or work and I know from experience how difficult this is, so very well done everyone.
We know that our graduates will be agents for change, able to address the many challenges the future holds and influential in shaping the society. We are confident that you will put the knowledge and skills you have acquired during your studies to good use.
The Faculty provides over 100 programmes to over 6,000 full and part time students through a comprehensive suite including foundation, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees – plus short courses and continuing professional development. Many programmes are accredited by professional bodies and we have developed programmes in partnership with employers to meet their need for particular skills and knowledge. A number of our programmes are delivered with regional colleges and with partners in Europe and South East Asia.
The Faculty is one of the largest in the UK for the built and natural environment discipline, spanning architecture, planning, surveying, construction, property, transport, geography, urban studies and environmental management. It is also a leading centre of excellence in computing, information systems, mathematical sciences, and in a variety of engineering disciplines. It’s teaching and learning has earned excellent approval ratings over many years, with a focus on professional practice and inter-disciplinary working in both teaching and research. It has a significant research, consultancy and knowledge exchange portfolio with substantial income generated from these activities.
The Faculty is a major contributor to UWE’s reputation and achievements with world-leading research Centres and Institutes. These reflect our prominence in fields including Robotics; Machine Vision; Complex Co-Operative Systems; Bio-Sensing Technology; Construction and Property; Transport and Society; Sustainable Planning; Healthy Urban Environments and Flood, Communities and Resilience. This work impacts teaching and the world beyond academia and is supported by a range of prestigious external sponsors including the UK’s Research Councils and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Underpinning our teaching provision with excellence in research develops the skills of enquiry in our students which we know will stand them in good stead for their future careers.
The academic activity of the Faculty is supported by a professional team of administrators, IT staff and technicians, some working across the whole Faculty while others are linked to specific departments or projects.
So, on your special day we thank you for choosing to study with the Faculty of Environment and Technology, we offer you our congratulations on your fantastic achievements, we wish you all success in the future and we ask you to keep in touch with us and remember that we are here to help you in the future as you build your careers.

Professor Paul Olomolaiye

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Environment and Technology,University of the West of England