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Dr. G.L.D. Wikramasinghe (Head of the Department) along with Brandix Director Aslam Omar (center), Deshamanya Dr. Roland Silva (Chancellor) and Prof. Malik Ranasinghe (Vice Chancellor) inside the renovated lecture room

American & Efird Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the Brandix Group's world-class thread manufacturing company recently renovated and refurbished a lecture room of the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology of the University of Moratuwa, as part of its support to the Department. The opening of the renovated room with modern facilities took place as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Department.

The new lecture room is fully air conditioned with an energy efficient inverter system and is equipped with a computer system, digital sound system and a multi media projector for the convenience of students. The renovation cost more than Rs. 1 million, and the maintenance of the room will also be undertaken by A&E.

Janaka Gamage CEO of A&E said: "As the Strategic Sewing Thread Partner of the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology, A&E is happy to have refurbished this lecture room for the benefit of students who would in turn contribute to the growth of the apparel sector in Sri Lanka in the future."

In May this year, A&E was appointed as the Strategic Sewing Thread Partner to the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology of the University of Moratuwa. A&E will also sponsor an annual award for the Best Performance at Industrial Training by a student of the BSc. Engineering Degree program in Textile & Clothing Technology, as part of the partnership.

American & Efird Lanka (Pvt) Ltd is a joint venture partnership between American & Efird Inc. USA, one of the world's premier Industrial Sewing Thread Suppliers; Brandix Lanka Ltd, Sri Lanka's largest apparel exporter and Brandot International Ltd., USA. Established in 1891, A&E Inc. boasts of over 115 years of textile experience. Currently, the A&E global supply network has 29 manufacturing centers and 68 service centers located in 42 countries.

Conferred the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification and endorsed as the Preferred Thread Solutions Supplier for the fourth consecutive year by the Sri Lankan Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA), A&E's state-of-the-art manufacturing and total commitment to quality results in premier sewing thread products that are used worldwide.


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