Opening of the IPS Auditorium
The IPS Auditorium was declared open by the Chairman, Prof. W. D. Lakshman on 13th July, 2011. Present at the occasion were IPS Board Members, Dr. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan (Senior lecturer in Economics, University of Colombo), Mr. B. N. S. Batagoda (Director-General, Department of National Planning), and Mr. P. A. Abeysekera (Deputy Secretary to the Treasury). Mr. Ashley de Vos (Architect of the IPS Building) and all IPS staff were present at the occasion. Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director, IPS, delivered the welcome address, followed by opening remarks by the Chairman.
The new theatre style auditorium with a hundred seating capacity has a central control system, high-tech audio, video and simultaneous translation facilities.