Lanka Nippon BizTech Institute (LNBTI) launched its first degree programme today at KNBTI premises Maharagama in the presence of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and Japanese Ambassador, Mizukoshi Hiheaki. LNBTI is an accredited degree awarding institute for BSc Honours in Software Engineering. LNBTI becomes Sri Lanka’s first and only Japanese Higher Education Institute to feature a Japanese job-oriented programme, approved by the Ministry of Education. Japanese private sector employment opportunities will be available for the Sri Lankan students passing out of this university. LNBTI is the only Japanese higher education institute in South Asia to offer quality IT degree programmes with an arrangement of professional and permanent employment in the Japanese IT industry. The institute’s strong relationship with professional Japanese business counterparts owes in part to the synergies between its parent companies Metatechno Inc, Japan and hSenid Group of Companies, Sri Lanka.