Jan 18, Colombo: The Government of Japan has decided to grant a total sum of 12 million rupees under its Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Project for upgrading audio- visual equipment at the Department of Mass Media at Sri Palee Campus of University of Colombo.
The Grant Contract was signed between Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma, and Senior Professor Lakshman Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, on 17th January 2018 at the College House of the University of Colombo. Heads of the Departments of the Sri Palee Campus as well as other distinguished guests graced this occasion.
As time shifts from analog media to digital media, the Government of Japan grant consists of equipment for the next phase of digital hi vision age. It is expected that this project would contribute to capacity building in the field of next generation media training and also to placing the Sri Palee campus as the focal point of media expertsí education.
Speaking at the event Ambassador Suganuma said Japan is also trying to promote cooperation not only in studies but also cooperation and collaboration in the mass media area.
He noted that digitalization of the transmission system would create needs for engineers and studio technical personnel familiar with the digital system and the Japanese broadcasting standards.
The Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka hopes this Project would promote cultural exchanges and deepen friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and Sri Lanka.