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Refreshing Young Minds For a Promising Future

The SANASA movement originated with the revitalization of the Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society of Walgama in the Kegalle District of Sri Lanka in February 1978 under the visionary leadership of Dr.P.A Kiriwandeniya, the incumbent Chairman and Managing Director of the SANASA Campus Ltd. It expanded rapidly across the country during the first two decades. The 936 societies that formed the core of the movement in 1980 increased steadily and there are more than 8400 SANASA primary societies in the country at present. These primary societies are linked together with 35 District Unions and the SANASA Federation functioning as the Apex body of the movement.

Message From The Chairman

Dr. P.A.Kiriwandeniya

I am very glad to see the positioning of the SANASA movement in the Sri Lnkan economy today.

This  movement originated with the revitalization of the Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society of Walgama in the Kegalle District. It played a very vital role at the commencement of the Sanasa regeneration by organizing the National conference for Sanasa movement in February 1978. Nearly 1000 Sanasa societies formed the core of the movement in 1980 and steadily increased the numbers, and there are around 8500 SANASA societies in the country at present. The brand name SANASA that was so established expanded rapidly across the country. In the first two decades since its founding, several institutions which play diversified and important roles in the economy were set up with the development-oriented vision. Sanasa Campus (Sanasa University) is one of the institutions which were  established by the movement.

At that time Sanasa faced the challenges of  identifying qualified and skilled young people who are fully dedicated to development education. The members of the Sanasa Societies and their children faced a challenging environment to qualify for entrance to Government Universities. Although our children at village level are intelligent, capable, and  knowledgeable   they are unable to technically qualify and be competent  to meet the development needs of the country due various socio economic factors. We at Sanasa identified the needs of its members,the issues they encountered and   were determined to build up our own university as a way to provide higher education and development education for future generations.

In the initial stage, we were able to offer diploma courses in Banking, Insurance and Co-operatives, several certificate courses, in-house training programs and communities centered short-term educational programs. This institution was the nucleus of the present SANASA Campus, which was granted degree awarding status by the Ministry of Higher Education in accordance with the Gazette Extraordinary 1746/11 of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka dated 21stJanuary 2014.

At present, Sanasa Campus awards three special degrees in Banking & Finance, Insurance & Risk Management and Regional Science & Planning, which produce graduates with very sound knowledge and better understanding of the role they have to play in the development process of the county. We provide the  opportunity  for undergraduates of SANASA Campus to read for their degrees in an internationally recognized language and become capable and brilliant members of the society who would be seen as outstanding personalities in the socioeconomic strata. They can achieve their goals at a very reasonable and  affordable cost. And also they are blessed with a friendly environment which is unique to SANASA Campus.

We have a long way to go. Lots of rooms and opportunities to explore and venture into.I believe that our efforts will undoubtedly be successful and contribute to the development of the country at large.

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Eng. Yasas Bandaranayake

As the Vice Chancellor/Chief Executive Officer, it gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to SANASA Campus. SANASA Campus’s vision is to develop individuals to world class leaders with multiple competencies through quality education that is research-informed and industry and community engaged. This vision is underpinned by a commitment and dedication of our staff with ethical approaches in everything we do; nurture and support the students to help them achieve their best. The campus’s programs are designed and delivered to facilitate competency development required to achieve our goal highlighted in the vision. Our primary goal is to deliver quality programs, which are rigorously assured by internally set up quality mechanisms and continuous improvements; programs delivered with first-rate teaching skills from qualified and young vibrant academic staff exploring modern state-of-the-art revolutionary ideas.
SANASA Campus is enhancing the students’ journey by investing in the development of entrepreneurial skills through activities that complement classroom experiences. Emphasis is being placed on industry placements and work-based learning to fulfill our goal. Today, our campus is at the forefront of a campaign to create sustainable and lasting change in Sri Lanka and throughout the rest of the developing world.

SANASA Campus will provide an unparalleled educational experience and a student journey that will not only enrich a student’s life, but also be relevant to local needs and global expectations of a modern-day graduate. Our Campus will also enable every student towards personal accomplishment and enlightenment, constructive community engagement and productive contribution to the society in tune with National Education Policy. Within the short span of its existence, the SANASA Campus has achieved remarkable success and continues to forge its future with new program initiatives: a modern curriculum, research endeavors, student engagement, professional training, faculty development, international collaborations, progress towards a state-of-the-art campus building, industry partnerships and much more.
As Vice Chancellor, I am deeply committed to attracting a body of faculty and students dedicated to academic excellence, pedagogical sophistication, top-notch research, and service to society. In our mission to contribute to national development, SANASA Campus stands tall as a center of excellence that is able to develop confident leaders, independent thinkers and creative entrepreneurs. We also focus on professional development of our students in order to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to play a leading role in different sectors of the economy and polity. The Campus programs for faculty development ensure a dynamic and futuristic environment for teaching and research.

On my part, I strive hard and to the best of my abilities to place the SANASA Campus amongst the high caliber Higher Education institutes in the country in particular and the whole world at large. No matter where you are in this world, whether you seek a commercial, academic, or community partnership, I invite you to collaborate with us. Therefore, I invite all our stakeholders to support our endeavors.


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