Motor Vehicle Repair Unit The motor vehicle repair unit was set up within the Machine Shop in 1978 to carry out small repairs to the university's modest fleet of about 20 vehicles. But the work load has since increased considerably and the unit is now expected to deal with a fleet of about 120 vehicles. The MVRU is now housed in a new building of its own, with more repair facilities so that a wide variety of repair work including the overhaul of engines, gear boxes, differentials, brakes, steering and other components can be undertaken. The motor vehicles of the university are also serviced in the MVRU and this facility is now available to the light vehicles of university employees.
At present practical classes in Automobile Technology are conducted for the first year undergraduates. In addition, all the undergraduate trainees in the Engineering Workshops are given short spells in the MVRU as part of their training programme.
Dr. Prasanna Gunawardane