The Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science) is the forum for enhancing exchanges between Asian and Japanese youth who will play a crucial role in the future of science and technology. This program is a close collaboration of the industry-academia-government and facilitates short-term visits of competent Asian youth to Japan. Further, it aims to raise the interest of Asian youth toward benefitting from latest trends in Japanese science and technology at Japanese universities, research institutions and private companies. A delegation of 8 undergraduate students and the academic staff member, Dr. B.C.L. Athapattu, from the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering Technology, OUSL participated at this exchange program from the 25th February – 07th March 2018 at Okayama University, and Osaka University, Japan. This exposure opened up new vistas of academic possibilities for the OUSL students and helped to create mutual understanding and respect for different cultures.

Left to Right Back Row

1) U.L.S.Yasarathne        2) T.W.L.R.Thalgaspitiya       3) G.L.Jayathunga  

4) H.K.M.Perera             5) G.C.R.Dayarathne                  6) P.A.K. Sameera

7) G.L.E.P. Perera             8) H.M.S.S.Sandarekha


Left to Right Front Row

1) M.N.C. Samarawickrama (Head of the Department - Civil Eng.)

2) K.A.C.Udayakumar (Dean Eng. Technology)

3)Prof. S.A. Ariadurai (Vice Chancellor )

4) Dr. Bandunee Athapattu (Senior Lecturer)

                                           (Coordinator of Sakura Project)