Recent Cabinet decisions released to public in Sri Lanka outlines that Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers lead by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had approved a proposal by Rauff Hakeem, the Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education to implement a project and enter into agreements with the Lyca Group of the United Kingdom that has agreed to build a six storeyed building with a 6,500 Sq.M floor area including modern facilities with an investment of Rs.740 million and make the award to the Jaffna University through the Gnanam Foundation of Sri Lanka.
The Gnanam Foundation was founded in December 2010 by Billionaire Subaskaran Allirajah the Chairman of Lycamobile together with his mother Gnanambikai Allirajah and Co-Founder Mrs. Prema Subaskaran in order to provide help for marginalized communities and those who have been forgotten according to the foundation’s offsite website. The Gnanam Foundation is based on the ethos of ‘teach a person to fish’ in its project work, providing opportunities for people to develop skills to support themselves in the future.
Cabinet announcements in Sri Lanka said that the Medical Faculty of the University of Jaffna initiated in the year 1978 enrolling 65 students as its first intake, has now expanded as a faculty with 937 students.
“Even though the annual enrollment of the students with multi ethnic composition had been increased by now, in line with that the infrastructure such as lecture halls, laboratories, tutorial rooms, accommodating facilities have not been developed to facilitate them” the Cabinet decisions in Sri Lanka highlighted adding that thus the proposal by Rauff Hakeem, the Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education to implement a project and enter into agreements with the Lyca Group of the United Kingdom through the Gnanam Foundation of Sri Lanka was approved.