University of Ruhuna to get Tagore
The Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium at a cost of SLR 265 million at the
University of Ruhuna, Matara will reflect the close cultural links that bind
India and Sri Lanka as well as cater to the needs of the students of the
University of Ruhuna and the people of the Southern Province.
Y. K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India laid the foundation stone for the
Auditorium at the University of Ruhuna, Matara on July 21, 2016. Snr. Prof.
Gamini Senanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Ruhuna; Mrs. E. A. C.
Vidanagamachchi, District Secretary, Matara; Mr. Raj Kumar, Consul General of
India in Hambantota; and University staff were also present during the ceremony.
As part of its development partnership with Sri Lanka in the field of higher
education, the Government of India has undertaken the project to build the
The auditorium will have well-equipped theatre facilities, with a 1500 seating
capacity, constructed in an area of about 3000 sqm. The auditorium It will also
be a venue for international conventions, conferences and symposiums as well as