Inauguration of the MSc Surveying Sciences Programme of 2017 intake was held on April 30, 2017 at Silver Ray, Ratnapura. Prof. Chandana P. Udawatte, Chief Guest and the Vice Chancellor of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Guest of Honour, Prof. Dammika A. Tantrigoda, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura who delivered the keynote speech at the inauguration, Mr. P.M.P. Udayakanta, Surveyor General of Sri Lanka, Mr. K.L.A. Ranasinghe Silva, Former Surveyor General and Fellow RICS, Dr. Iraj Ratnayake, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dr. H.M.I. Prasanna, Dean of the Faculty of Geomatics and Dr. Thilantha Dammalage, Coordinator of the MSc Surveying Sciences Programme were addressed the gathering. Surveying professionals, academicians, industry solution providers, media professionals and the first batch of candidates of the programme were also among the delegates.