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The Hardy ATI being one of the leading educational institutes in Sri Lanka for higher education is functioning towards the target of offering best quality education in the fields of Agriculture, Information Technology, English and Accountancy. It is serving as the only higher educational institution that offers higher national diplomas in the Digamadulla region. Hardy ATI is governed by the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE), a statutory board under the purview of Ministry of Higher Education. We are located in the Ampara District, in the Eastern Province and serve all the surrounding districts by facilitating to a wider range of students.

The strength of being a government institute and the philosophy of providing quality education means that well recognized qualifications are being assured to both school leavers as well as to the employee to obtain subject knowledge and the practical knowledge necessary for both professional and personal development.

In the discipline of Agriculture, the students are offered a Higher National Diploma with industrial training that reserve them job opportunities in the Agriculture field. They will be specialized in the areas of Crop Husbandry and Animal Husbandry that cater to the economic and social development of the country.

In the field of IT, Hardy ATI caters to the students in offering a Higher National Diploma with Industrial training and the successful diplomats can work towards obtaining a degree in IT. They will be specialized in the tracks of the Developer, Administrator and Analyst.

The Higher National Diploma in English offers the students with the essential components to find a suitable job opportunity in the fields of English teaching, Journalism and Business English through specialization. Moreover, the course will mold the diplomats in improving their personality as well as professional life.

In the field of Accountancy, we cater to the students by offering a Higher National Diploma of four years that makes fully qualified persons in Accountancy. They will be under training during the final two years.

The Hardy ATI looks forward to an exciting future and invites you to be a part of the journey towards success.

VISIONS

CREATING HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA HOLDERS WITH CUTTING EDGE STATE OF THE ART SKILL IN THEIR CHOSEN FIEKD WITH THE STRENGTH TO BE JOB TAKERS AND JOB SEEKERS.

MISSION

TO BECOME THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION IN SRI LANKA WITH A WIDE SPREAD NETWORK COVERING ALL PROVINCES

Professor Evan Alan Hardy retired from the University of Saskatoon of Canada and set out to Ceylon to start dry land Agriculture for the Food and Agriculture Organization. In Ceylon he became the founding director of the Regional Technical Training Institute for South Asia in the year 1956. It was funded by the Colombo Plan and linked to the Gal Oya Project to train the labourers and officials.

As the first multi-purpose reservoir project in recent times, the Gal Oya project trained the Hardy students with frequent field visits to a live engineering environment. Students from Burma, Malaysia, North Borneo, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore studied under Professor Hardy from 1956 until his death in 1963 and then with other professors until the 1970s.

The assets of the Institute included an auditorium, lecture halls, machinery and equipment, laboratories, an agricultural farm demonstration area, hostels for students and a library.

There were only 70 students of Engineering as well as Agricultural officers on refresher courses at the initiation.  They were residing during the study period of 11 months per year. They had courses on irrigation, soil science, agriculture, mechanical and electrical engineering, surveying and more. They had a tiring period of “leisure” of sports.

The educated students at Hardy went on for higher studies and professions in both foreign countries and of course, in Sri Lanka. Soon the Hardians took over the positions of foreign engineers of the Gal Oya project and performed splendidly, resulting a magnificent water reservoir, Senannayaka Samudraya.

Professor Hardy died at the age of 73 after serving his fullest to the Sri Lankan capable students and his memorial remains in Hardy ATI premises.

In the year 1997, the Technical Training Institute became the Hardy Advanced Technological Institute and was taken under the SLIATE in the purview of the Ministry of Higher Education. There have been six directors administering and leading the Hardy ATI since the day it was established.

The present Hardy Advanced Technological institute is so well developed that one cannot believe its’ success story. The students and lecturers today come mostly from the Ampara area as well as from Kandy, Galle, Badulla and Ratnapura. Today there are 205 students: 92 in agriculture, 35 in Information Technology and 55 in English and 22 in Accountancy. It is a considerable increase as the number of students during the period of war decreased to less than 100 and the number of lecturers was also low.

The Institute’s present Director, Mr N. M. K. K. Nawarathna, took over the leadership in 2005 and looks forward to a golden future with the introduction of new courses like horticulture, aquaculture and construction technology.

Its very rarely that we come across a man who has lived a full life. In the case of professor Evan Alan Hardy it was life lived for the well-being of mankind. Born on the 1st of October,1890 In Sioux City, lowa ,USA Evan Hardy began his life in a humble farm. Having obtained the B.sc. in Agricultural Engineering from the lowa State College in 1917 he joined the Academic staff of the university of Saskatchewan in the same year and served for over thirty years in that university until he was called upon to take up the UN/FAO assignment as adviser to the department of agriculture, Government of Sri Lanka(then Ceylon)in 1951.His expertise was available to the Maha Illuppalama Agriculture center at the beginning and later he was selected to organize and direct a program of training and set up a Technical Training Institute to enable the government of Sri Lanka to produce its own engineers needed to operate an extensive development program in the Gal-Oya Valley . This program which Prof. Hardy compared to the Tennesse Valley Authority took on the task of irrigation, supplying electricity, improving agriculture techniques, protecting against floods, developing roads, cities and villages in the 1200 square mile area in the historic Digamadulla region.

+ Welcome

The Hardy ATI being one of the leading educational institutes in Sri Lanka for higher education is functioning towards the target of offering best quality education in the fields of Agriculture, Information Technology, English and Accountancy. It is serving as the only higher educational institution that offers higher national diplomas in the Digamadulla region. Hardy ATI is governed by the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE), a statutory board under the purview of Ministry of Higher Education. We are located in the Ampara District, in the Eastern Province and serve all the surrounding districts by facilitating to a wider range of students.

The strength of being a government institute and the philosophy of providing quality education means that well recognized qualifications are being assured to both school leavers as well as to the employee to obtain subject knowledge and the practical knowledge necessary for both professional and personal development.

In the discipline of Agriculture, the students are offered a Higher National Diploma with industrial training that reserve them job opportunities in the Agriculture field. They will be specialized in the areas of Crop Husbandry and Animal Husbandry that cater to the economic and social development of the country.

In the field of IT, Hardy ATI caters to the students in offering a Higher National Diploma with Industrial training and the successful diplomats can work towards obtaining a degree in IT. They will be specialized in the tracks of the Developer, Administrator and Analyst.

The Higher National Diploma in English offers the students with the essential components to find a suitable job opportunity in the fields of English teaching, Journalism and Business English through specialization. Moreover, the course will mold the diplomats in improving their personality as well as professional life.

In the field of Accountancy, we cater to the students by offering a Higher National Diploma of four years that makes fully qualified persons in Accountancy. They will be under training during the final two years.

The Hardy ATI looks forward to an exciting future and invites you to be a part of the journey towards success.

+ Vission & Mission

VISIONS

CREATING HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA HOLDERS WITH CUTTING EDGE STATE OF THE ART SKILL IN THEIR CHOSEN FIEKD WITH THE STRENGTH TO BE JOB TAKERS AND JOB SEEKERS.

MISSION

TO BECOME THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION IN SRI LANKA WITH A WIDE SPREAD NETWORK COVERING ALL PROVINCES

+ History of Hardy

Professor Evan Alan Hardy retired from the University of Saskatoon of Canada and set out to Ceylon to start dry land Agriculture for the Food and Agriculture Organization. In Ceylon he became the founding director of the Regional Technical Training Institute for South Asia in the year 1956. It was funded by the Colombo Plan and linked to the Gal Oya Project to train the labourers and officials.

As the first multi-purpose reservoir project in recent times, the Gal Oya project trained the Hardy students with frequent field visits to a live engineering environment. Students from Burma, Malaysia, North Borneo, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore studied under Professor Hardy from 1956 until his death in 1963 and then with other professors until the 1970s.

The assets of the Institute included an auditorium, lecture halls, machinery and equipment, laboratories, an agricultural farm demonstration area, hostels for students and a library.

There were only 70 students of Engineering as well as Agricultural officers on refresher courses at the initiation.  They were residing during the study period of 11 months per year. They had courses on irrigation, soil science, agriculture, mechanical and electrical engineering, surveying and more. They had a tiring period of “leisure” of sports.

The educated students at Hardy went on for higher studies and professions in both foreign countries and of course, in Sri Lanka. Soon the Hardians took over the positions of foreign engineers of the Gal Oya project and performed splendidly, resulting a magnificent water reservoir, Senannayaka Samudraya.

Professor Hardy died at the age of 73 after serving his fullest to the Sri Lankan capable students and his memorial remains in Hardy ATI premises.

In the year 1997, the Technical Training Institute became the Hardy Advanced Technological Institute and was taken under the SLIATE in the purview of the Ministry of Higher Education. There have been six directors administering and leading the Hardy ATI since the day it was established.

The present Hardy Advanced Technological institute is so well developed that one cannot believe its’ success story. The students and lecturers today come mostly from the Ampara area as well as from Kandy, Galle, Badulla and Ratnapura. Today there are 205 students: 92 in agriculture, 35 in Information Technology and 55 in English and 22 in Accountancy. It is a considerable increase as the number of students during the period of war decreased to less than 100 and the number of lecturers was also low.

The Institute’s present Director, Mr N. M. K. K. Nawarathna, took over the leadership in 2005 and looks forward to a golden future with the introduction of new courses like horticulture, aquaculture and construction technology.

+ Founder of The Hardy

Its very rarely that we come across a man who has lived a full life. In the case of professor Evan Alan Hardy it was life lived for the well-being of mankind. Born on the 1st of October,1890 In Sioux City, lowa ,USA Evan Hardy began his life in a humble farm. Having obtained the B.sc. in Agricultural Engineering from the lowa State College in 1917 he joined the Academic staff of the university of Saskatchewan in the same year and served for over thirty years in that university until he was called upon to take up the UN/FAO assignment as adviser to the department of agriculture, Government of Sri Lanka(then Ceylon)in 1951.His expertise was available to the Maha Illuppalama Agriculture center at the beginning and later he was selected to organize and direct a program of training and set up a Technical Training Institute to enable the government of Sri Lanka to produce its own engineers needed to operate an extensive development program in the Gal-Oya Valley . This program which Prof. Hardy compared to the Tennesse Valley Authority took on the task of irrigation, supplying electricity, improving agriculture techniques, protecting against floods, developing roads, cities and villages in the 1200 square mile area in the historic Digamadulla region.

+ Organization Structure