Director academic affairs – LNBTI's Message
Prof. Ananda Kumara
Director academic affairs – LNBTI
Prof. Ananda Kumara is a Sri Lankan researcher residing in Japan and was the Founding Dean, Faculty of Foreign Studies at Meijo University in Japan. Some of his past involvements include in Lever Brothers Ltd (Sri Lanka), Kelaniya University (Sri Lanka), United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), and Suzuka International University and Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Completed Master of Engineering Degree (M.Eng.) , Doctor of Engineering Degree (D.Eng.) , Tokyo Institute of Technology. Later, he became a Professor of TokyoTech.
Prof. Ananda Kumara was the first foreigner & Sri Lankan to be awarded the prestigious Japan international cooperation agency (JICA) president’s award, for his valuable contribution in Japan
Lanka Nippon BizTech Institute (LNBTI) is unique in many ways. As a premier institute catering to higher education in Sri Lanka, our priority is in educating promising Sri Lankan youth, whilst not forgetting our duty to steer them on a path of guaranteed excellence when embarking on a future career. It is a journey based on mutual trust, responsibility and professionalism, with the ultimate goal of creating empowered youth, who can lead both our nations toward a better and brighter future.
Throughout history, Japanese people have traditionally been hard-working, quality-oriented and highly professional. These same qualities have elevated Japan to its status as a global economic powerhouse, resulting in Japanese products to be highly sought after in the global market.
However, even as a major league player in the ICT world, our own weaknesses hold us back from reaching our fullest potential. With the Japanese population seeing a progressive decline, and the cost of human resources becoming inflated, we are left with an inadequate workforce to cater to market demand. This national crisis has encouraged us to look for global partners; partners we can trust and share the same passion for growth.
Thus, the partnership between Metatechno Inc. and hSenid Ventures came to be. As the primary investor of LNBTI, Metatechno Inc is a Japanese software development company, which provides high-quality software to many industrial giants in Japan. We have been able to maintain leadership in several niche markets, especially in the fields of embedded and printer software technology.
For the past 15 years, Metatechno has been recruiting Sri Lankan engineers for its technical positions. Their exceptional talents and professionalism have made them indispensable partners in our business, driving our brand to new heights of success. This is yet another trigger that makes me believe we have made the right decision by partnering with hSenid and investing in Sri Lanka, to groom future talent to carry forward the torch of our vision for the future. It is an investment that will lead to a brighter future for many Sri Lankan students, and also an investment that will provide a sustainable solution to Japan’s national crisis.
Deputy Chairman's Message
The year 1954, marked a historical turning point for all of us when Japan and Sri Lanka signed the Colombo plan that enabled government-to-government economic cooperation between the 2 nations, pioneering many development projects in both countries. Having the privilege to oversee the annual international conference for this milestone event, influenced me to open up a specialized degree awarding institute catering to higher education in Sri Lanka, as a partnership between us – hSenid Ventures of Sri Lanka and Metatechno Inc. in Japan.
Both Koga Michio and I wanted to make this Institute a true value addition to the lives of our students. Therefore, our main objective was to create an educational body that offers specialized curricula in the fields of IT and Software Engineering, incorporating the superior knowledge the Japanese hold respective in their domain.
It was also our goal to nurture and equip our youth with essential skills such as language and the cultural understanding; allowing them to be perfect candidates for the Japanese IT industry upon graduating from the institute.
After witnessing the growth and the impact we, as LNBTI, continue to make, I’m truly happy to see that we have indeed made a valuable contribution through our style of education. The positive responses we receive from the students who pass through our doors, are rewarding in their eagerness to become ICT professionals of an outstanding caliber, able to take on the challenges of the digital world.
Head of Academic's Message
Head of Academic
LNBTI features a unique curricular, formed in accordance with Japanese university requirements and international standards. It has received evaluation through the Japanese government, multiple Japanese universities and local accreditation bodies.
Imbibing the vision of our founders, we have incorporated the Japanese language, workshops and special programmes conducted by prominent Japanese lecturers to inculcate the values of the Japanese culture. These programs are conducted parallel to the standard ICT modules. Our objective thus, is in making sure our students confidently progress in their careers in Japan, strengthening the bonds between both countries – in academics and otherwise.
In addition to our main higher diploma program, LNBTI has been privileged to work as a partner of the University of Moratuwa-Sri Lanka for the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) external degree program. LNBTI is confident in its ability to provide quality education with the support of its superior academic panel, within a high-tech environment for BIT students.
Apart from coursework, LNBTI provides extensive training for students to improve their skills in writing, public speaking, critical thinking, and domain research, irrespective of their major, to prepare themselves for immediate employment in an industry which becomes ever more demanding.