The Annual Graduation Ceremony of ESOFT Metro Campus was held at the Bandaranaike International Memorial Hall (BMICH) on the 26th and 27th of September 2022. A total of 1,700 students graduated at this year’s event and the successful students received their awards for Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), Post Graduate Diplomas, Top-up degrees, MBA and MSc programmes from Pearson BTEC, London Metropolitan University (UK) and Kingston University (UK).
In addition to the conferring of degrees, batch tops and students who excelled with extraordinary performance were recognized and awarded with gold medals and special awards in their respective programmes. The two-day event was held as four sessions and each was graced by distinguished chief guests: Session 01 – Mr. Piyumal Wickramasinghe (Chief Distribution Officer – Softlogic Life Insurance PLC), Session 02 – Mr. Asela Wickramasooriya (Chief Transformation Officer – Aitken Spence PLC), Session 03 – Mr. Sampath Thrimavithana (Head of Human Resources – Virtusa Pvt Ltd) and Session 04 – Prof. Deepthi Bandara (Senior Professor – University of Peradeniya).
The event was further adorned with special guests representing their respective universities: Dr Hazel Messenger (Associate Professor / Academic Liaison Tutor, Guildhall School of Business and Law – London Metropolitan University), Ms. Premila Paulraj (Director – Employability & Qualifications – Pearson South Asia), Prof. Bal Virdee (Head of Communications Technology Research Centre – School of Computing and Digital Media – London Metropolitan University) and Mr. Paul Bullock (Senior Lecturer – Guildhall School of Business and Law – London Metropolitan University).
Driven to be a one-stop hub of excellence in higher education, ESOFT is the largest private sector higher education network in Sri Lanka offering a variety of learning opportunities and qualifications via an extensive island-wide network of over 40 branches. Serving over 40,000 learners each year from school leaver courses to postgraduate programmes, ESOFT continues to be a game-changer in the higher education sector of Sri Lanka. Taking pride in empowering students and creating future leaders for over two decades, ESOFT not only expands the horizon of quality higher education opportunities and facilities which are on par with international universities but is also a trailblazer for its commitment, experience and strong leadership to create an ‘education with an impact’.