The foundation stone for the construction of University College-Jaffna was laid at Jaffna Technical College premises on 16th September 2013. With the sole purpose of upgrading the education standards of the province and according to the vision of Mahinda Chinthanaya, this building will be constructed at a cost of 115 million rupees by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development.
Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullus Alahapperuma, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda, Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri, parliamentarian M.Chandrakumar and Monitoring Parliamentarian Mohanlal Grero participated as the guests and laid the foundation stones.
25 university colleges are being constructed all over the country with the funding of Ministry of Finance. Steps have been taken presently to construct 7 university colleges during the first phase of this project. In these colleges, 30 new courses are to be introduced. Totally 40 diploma courses are to be conducted. It is said that 300 students will be enrolled to the courses.