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Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu visits NSBM Green University Town

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The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu, visited the NSBM Green University Town Sunday 8 January 2017, accompanied by the Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Mahinda Samarasinghe. The Chief Minister is known for implementing important IT practices within his region and has been awarded with IT Indian of the Millennium from India Today, business person of the year by the Economic Times, South Asian of the year from Time Asia and membership in the World Economic Forum’s dream cabinet for his contributions. 

Naidu inspected the University Town and witnessed student activities at the premises. He was very impressed by the whole project and wished all the best for further improvements. Speaking of the tour the Chief Minister stated, “This is one of the excellent universities I have seen in Sri Lanka, it has great international partnerships and it is commendable the way 26 acres have been used to include academic, non-academic as well as sports facilities to bring out a fully-fledged graduate, and also that it has been built within a short period of time such as 1,000 days in an environmentally friendly manner.” 

President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena has invited the Chief Minister to attend the celebrations of ‘Dawn of three years of sustainability of Sri Lanka’ as the guest of honour. Upon the chief minister’s request to visit a sustainable project in Sri Lanka, the president himself has directed him to NSBM Green University Town. 

Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Mahinda Samarasinghe stated, “It is an honour for us to welcome the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu, who is here on the invitation of the president and it is a pride to show around a completely local project, not only built with their own funds but also built with sustainability and green living as its guidelines.” 

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka, MP Malith Jayasinghe, Provincial Council member Gamini Thilakasiri, Secretary to the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training P. Ranepura, Ministry officials, Vice Chancellor of the NSBM Green University Town, Dr. E.A. Weerasinghe, deans of faculties, academics, media and many other distinguished guests were present at the event. 

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