Pakistan gifts IT Lab to Lankan School
High Commissioner, Shakeel Hussain at the opening of the IT
The Government of Pakistan donated a fully equipped IT lab comprising
15 computers and related equipment to Hameed Al Husseinie College in
Colombo, through its High Commission in Sri Lanka. The IT Lab will be
used to impart IT knowledge and diploma certificates in various IT
fields will be offered to present students as well as students who have
left school but are interested to increase IT skills and improve
prospects for better employment opportunities.
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. Syed
Shakeel Hussain inaugurated the Muhammad Ali Jinnah Computer Center
along with the president and exco members of the Sri Lanka- Pakistan
Friendship Association, representatives of the Old Boys Association as
well as members of the College administration. High Commissioner,
Shakeel Hussain emphasized the importance of Information Communication
Technology in broadening the knowledge base of students. He called upon
students to make maximum use of the facility to enhance their
He said, he hoped the computer skills and training acquired at the
Ali Jinnah Computer Centre will contribute towards the younger
generation's academic pursuits and will help to enhance nation building
He expressed the hope that youth will use this facility as a bridge
to knowledge, creativity and innovation. He also reiterated Pakistan's
continued support to Sri Lanka to enhance the younger generation's
academic capabilities with better educational facilities.
Other speakers included Iftakhar Aziz, President Sri Lanka Pakistan
Friendship Association, Dr Sarfaraz Ahmad Khan Sipra, Deputy High
Commissioner of Pakistan, Fazal Lafir, Dr Mehmood, M. Pathmasiri and Ms
Nisha Kareem. The Hameed Al Husseinie College is the oldest Muslim
College in Sri Lanka and has a long history spread over 130 years.
was established in November 1884 as Al Madrasathul Khairiyyathul
Islamiah school.The school was officially granted College status in
1991, and was re-named Hameed Al Husseinie College. It was elevated to a
National School on July 26, 1996. Presently, the school has an
enrollment of over 2200 students, with 120 teachers.
The Government of Pakistan, through its High Commission in Colombo
has assisted various social sector organizations in Sri Lanka, both in
the public and private sector, through various projects relating to
education, health, housing, livelihood generation, water supply and
sanitation, vocational training and cultural promotion.
As part of its efforts in the education sector, the Government and
people of Pakistan have so far established over 35 computer centres
throughout the Island, built state-of-the-art schools, awarded Jinnah
Scholarships annually and y funded professional scholarships in
Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry and Pharmacy.
The relationship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the field of
education will help the future generation to have better prospects.