The Government of Pakistan has donated a fully-equipped IT Lab, comprising 15 computers and related equipment to Hameed Al Husseinie College in Colombo, today, through its High Commission in Sri Lanka. The new IT Lab will be used to impart diploma certificates in various IT fields to the students as well as old students of the college for increasing their skills and improving prospects for better employment opportunities.
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain inaugurated the Muhammad Ali Jinnah Computer Center along with President and Exco members of Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association, representatives of the Old Boys Association of the college as well as College administration.
Other prominent speakers on the occasion 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 Mrs Nisha Kareem.
The Hameed Al Husseinie College is the oldest Muslim college in Sri Lanka and it has a long history that is spreads over 130 years. It was established in November 1884 as Al Madrasathul Khairiyyathul Islamiah School. The school was officially granted college status in 1991, and was renamed Hameed Al Husseinie College. It was elevated to a National School on July 26, 1996. Presently, the school has an enrollment of 2,200 students, with 120 teachers as the instructional staff for the institution.