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SLIIT and Hemas Manufacturing in partnership to boost education

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Uplifting higher education to a new, more efficient, effective, superior level, SLIIT and Hemas Manufacturing Ltd. signed a MOU on educational co-operation between the two organisations. The new partnership between the two entities will help provide SLIIT with entry level and graduate level talent acquisition opportunities, including internship and training as well as career guidance, mentoring sessions and workshops that would be invaluable to students. Employer brand building will also be a part of the learning exercises. There will also be Hemas branded courses on the subjects of Logistics and Supply Chain. 

The partnership will also enable students as well as SLIIT staff to collaborate with Hemas on incubation and entrepreneurship development, paving the way to drive special projects of mutual interest that will help optimise the synergies of both organisations. 

The MOU was signed by Niranjan Perera, Director Human Resources and Mifaz Ahamed, Senior Manager Human Resource Development (HRD) who will lead the Hemas team. Prof. Samantha Thelijjagoda and Mano Weligodapola signed on behalf of SLIIT. The ceremonial signing of the MOU was followed by an exchange of plaques to commemorate the milestone. 

Speaking at the event Prof. Thelijjagoda highlighted that, “Our partnership with Hemas Manufacturing is a milestone that enhances the learning experience of our students helping them to become more outstanding and effective. I take great pride in this partnership that has enabled SLIIT to go beyond the usual area of education to achieve a much higher level of quality through the carefully crafted modules made available to SLIIT by Hemas.” 

Since 2012, Faculty of Business facilitates UGC approved BBA Special (Hons) Degree Program under the specialisations of Human Capital Management, Accounting and Finance, Marketing Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics. The degree program ensures that the graduating students are industry ready, which allows them to secure employment in the business world.

Hemas Holdings PLC is Sri Lanka’s leading Personal care and Healthcare business with interests in Wellness, Leisure and Mobility. The Group’s sectors are clustered into Wellness; comprising its Personal and Healthcare businesses, Mobility which house the Maritime and Logistics businesses, and Leisure consisting of business areas of Leisure, Travels and Aviation. Hemas has built a reputation for developing strong brands which have outperformed multinationals in both local and regional markets, and partnering with global businesses to develop leading market positions in Sri Lanka.


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