Following current requirements identified in the food sector to ensure food safety and enhance global food trade, a Postgraduate Diploma in Food Safety, Animal and Plant Hygiene has been developed by the Horizon Campus Malabe in collaboration with the Institute of Food Science & Technology Sri Lanka. The objective of the program is to strengthen the knowledge and attitudes of those engaged in our expanding food industry to be globally competitive in offering their services.

This Postgraduate Diploma was designed and developed by Emeritus Professor Upali Samarajeewa based on his international expertise and experience to fulfill the need of the future food industry.  Prof. Samarajeewa is the current chairman of Board of Governors in the Institute of Food Science & Technology Sri Lanka.

The audience consisted of decision makers of organizations in the Food Industry, Plantations and Exports in the category of Chairmans, Managing Directors, Heads of Human Resources and Heads of Quality Assurance and the chief guest who graced the launch was Hon. Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.

Head Table consisted of the following dignitaries.

1.Mr. Upul Daranagama - Chairman, Horizon Group
2.Mr. Ajitha Wanasinghe - CEO, Horizon Campus
3.Hon. (Dr.) Rajitha Senaratne - Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
4.Prof. K.K.D.S Ranaweera - President of the Institute of Food Science and Technology Sri Lanka
5.Prof. Upali Samarajeewa - Chairman of the Governing Board of the Institute of Food Science and Technology Sri Lanka
6.Dr. Ruwan Perera - Acting Vice Chancellor, Horizon Campus
7.Dr. Lekha Wanasakera - Dean, Faculty of Science
Launch of Postgraduate Diploma in Food Safety, Animal and Plant Hygiene Approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC)