First Conference on Technological Advances and Innovations (TechInn) – 2022

1st Conference on Technological Advances and Innovations (TechInn 2022) – 2022 was successfully organized by the Faculty of Technology, University of Jaffna on 21st of October 2022 as one of the umbrella conferences of Jaffna University International Research Conference (JUICe – 2022). The theme of the conference was “empowering technological advances and innovations towards new normal”. It should be noted that this is the first ever conference in the history of the young faculty, Faculty of Technology.

The inaugural session was held from 8.45 am at the auditorium of the Faculty of Technology, University of Jaffna – Kilinochchi premises. The event started with the lighting the traditional oil lamp. The conference chair (Prof. (Mrs.) S. Sivachandiran), general chair (Prof. S. Srisatkunarajah), keynote speaker (Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake), convener (Dr. (Eng.) S. Gowthaman), chief-ditor (Eng. T.H.D.A.E. Jayasinghe), and joint secretary (Dr. (Eng.) T.H.K. Nawarathne) of the TechInn 2022 were invited to the stage. The event was chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Prof. (Mrs.) S. Sivachandiran. Dr. (Eng.) S. Gowthaman, he convener of the conference, delivered the welcome address. It was followed by the inaugural address by the Dean of the Faculty of Technology. Prof. S. Srisatkunarajah, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna and the general chair of the conference, delivered the chief guest address.

Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake (Senior Professor in Civil Engineering – University of Peradeniya, Chairman of Green Building Council of Sri Lanka and President-elect of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka) attended as the keynote speaker of the conference. He delivered the keynote speech on the topic of “Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. The Vice Chancellor presented the memento to Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake, honored his presence and keynote speech. Finally, the vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. (Eng.) T.H.K. Nawarathne, the joint secretary of the TechInn 2022.

Many distinguished invitees including the Deans of the faculties, former vice-chancellors of the university of Jaffna, respected council members, Senior Assistant Librarian, Registrar, Bursar, Professors, Heads of the Departments, senior academics, administrative staff of the University of Jaffna, academic supportive staff members, authors, presenters of the research papers and students participated and graced the event.