The Government of Pakistan donated a completely equipped IT Lab including 15 computers and other relevant equipment to Hameed Al Husseinie College in Colombo, through its High Commission in Sri Lanka. The new IT Lab will be used to give diploma certificates in various IT fields to the students as well as old students of the college to make their skills better and improve prospects for better employment opportunities.
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, H.E Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain inaugurated the Muhammad Ali Jinnah Computer Center along with President and Exco members of Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association, representatives of the old boys Association of the college as well as College administration.
Pakistan Donated a Highly Equipped IT Lab to Sri lankan College
During the ceremony, the High Commissioner laid emphasis on the importance of Information Communication Technology in broadening the knowledge base of the students. He expected that the computer skills and training developed at the Ali Jinnah Computer Center will contribute towards younger generation’s academic pursuits and will help in improving their nation building capabilities.
Other speakers on the occasion included Mr Iftakhar Aziz, President Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association, Dr Sarfaraz Ahmad Khan Sipra, Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan, Mr Fazal Lafir, Dr Mehmood, M. Pathmasiri and Mrs Nisha Kareem.
The Hameed Al Husseinie College is the oldest Muslim college of Sri Lanka. It was established in November 1884 as Al Madrasathul Khairiyyathul Islamiah school. The Government of Pakistan, through its High Commission in Colombo has been helping in various social sector organizations in Sri Lanka, both in the public and private sector, through various projects.
The Government of Pakistan has established over 35 computer centers throughout the Island, and award annual Jinnah Scholarships and also provide professional scholarships. The relationship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the field of education will help the future generation to have better opportunities.