The WMA-WP established Mihisaru Training and Research Centre in 2022 addressing the long standing absence of a systematic centre in the field of waste management to carry out field research, training and raising awareness among the public. The centre is located in picturesque Karadiyana, Kesbewa in a three storied building with all the modern amenities such as lecture halls, conference rooms, discussion halls, laboratories, libraries, canteens and recreational facilities.
The primary objective of this initiative is to provide opportunities for training, research and awareness programs to interested parties both local and foreign to engage in waste management projects.
The centre offers its services not only to the Western Province but also to other provinces as well as to foreigners. The centre is registered under the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) and it conducts diploma certificate courses, seminars, NVQ courses, online training, video conferences, short term courses and on-the-job training programs.
The center has signed MOUs with reputed universities and research institutions to provide up-to-date and qualitative services to its stakeholders
We conduct special programs on training and awareness raising programs for people who are involved in waste management at different levels. All these programs are conducted by the “MIHISARU” Waste Management Field Research Training Centre (MWMFRC –center ) at Kesbewa. The center is registered under Tertiary And Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) with the no of P01/0948 and conducting applied and field research programs as well in house and field vocational training by offering various types of courses for multiple target groups at different levels vertically and horizontally in the waste management sector
“MIHISARU Field Research and Training Center (MFRTC) was established in accordance with the Waste Management Statute of the Western Province No. 01 of 2007. The center is located at Karadiyana, Piliyandala. The statute recognizes the need for a center to conduct training and research for improving awareness and technical knowhow among the stakeholders and general public with a view to making waste as a resource and protecting environment from mismanagement.
The MFRTC facilitates applied and field research as well as in-house and vocational training by offering various types of courses for multiple target groups at different levels vertically and horizontally, in the waste management sector
The center includes lecture rooms, a conference hall, research rooms, a library, a Laboratory and a cafeteria.
The Waste Management Authority is envisaging to develop this center as one of the reputed international Centre to share and disseminate knowledge in the field of waste management effectively
Opportunities for Field Research