The William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT proudly held its 8th Graduation in style in the Ballroom, Shangri-La – Colombo. Six board members from the William Angliss Institute, Australia, the Chairman and Board Members here in Sri Lanka and distinguished VIP industry guests witnessed the success of the graduating students supported by their families and friends. The graduation ceremony commenced with traditional drummers and all were entertained with a traditional dance performed by the existing event management students and alumni. A welcome speech was given by Mr. Nicholas Hunt – Chief Executive Officer, William Angliss Institute, Australia to start the formailities.
All graduating students received their William Angliss Institute, Australian qualification in the streams of Hospitality, Commercial Cookery and Events. The graduation had two sessions during the day where there were many smiles and great family photos taken – a truly amazing day for the graduating students to celebrate. A number of students excelled in their studies and were awarded many medals and trophies including the most outstanding students from each batch awarded by the Chairman Mr. Errol Weerasinghe and the most outstanding shield presented. The guest speakers for the graduation were two alumni students (Royston Quyn and Diarra Wickemasinghe). Both Royston and Diarra gave insight to the role William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT provided and they inspired all in attendance with what they have already accomplished in the industry. A motivational speech was also provided by Nora Imeli to give the graduating students advice on moving onto the next chapter in their lives. The vote of thanks was conducted by two students graduating on the day (Chamara Randika & Shaniya Beekmeyer) and then the graduation ceremony came to a close with the national anthems of The Commonwealth of Australia and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.