On 28th September 2016 at 09.30 a.m. by the Vice chancellor Prof.Ananda Jayawardena in commemoration of the 50th anniversary reunion of the Pioneer Engineering Batch and the birth of the University of Moratuwa.
The University of Moratuwa (UoM) is the world renowned. Higher Engineering Education Institute in the country today. Over the past 5 decades of its existence, it has produced some of Sri Lanka’s leading engineers, who are today serving in most of the world. Even though the facilities at UoM have periodically been upgraded, it had been identified that there was a dire need to upgrade and modernize the Electrical Machines Laboratory to meet the current higher technological standards.
Having identified this need, The Pioneer Engineering Batch (PEB) of engineers who passed out as the first batch from Moratuwa University in 1972 decided that they would step in to design, equip and construct a new modernized, state of the art laboratory in keeping with world standards. The PEB Designed and managed the project Installation in consultation with the UoM Academic Staff. With the initial seed capital collected from within the batch, there was need for raising the balance majority of funding for the project.
LTL Transformers Ltd, readily stepped in to fill the gap in funding, and is proud to be the sole sponsor of this project. Lanka Transformers Ltd, a part of LTL Holdings, is Sri Lanka’s only internationally acclaimed electrical transformer manufacturer, exporting world class transformers to more than 20 countries in the world. It is a part of LTL Holdings, Sri Lanka’s largest Engineering conglomerate, whose CEO and senior staff have read for their first Engineering degree at the UoM, and has provided careers and employment to more than 500 young engineers over the past 3 decades. It has been the preferred private sector employment base for Electrical Engineering from UoM for many years.