H.E. The Ambassador Yaqoub Yousef Al Ateeqi visited Ampara District on 24/1/2011 in order to assess the South Eastern University Project in Ampara Funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. He received the warm welcome by Hon Minister of Food Mr. Jayaratna, University Chancellor Dr. Ishak and Vice Chancellor Dr. Mohamed Ismail and several other top officials in the University.
The Agreement was signed on 17/7/2007 between Government of Sri Lanka and Kuwait Fund for granting loan Seven Million US Dollars (Two Million Dinars) to implement the First Phase project of South East University Situated in Oluvil.
The project includes the establishment of hostels for students, residence for staff, and centre for health including some faculties. The Project was started June 2007 Completed December 2011.
The Fund agreed to grant more loans valued US$ 10.5 (KD 3 Million) to implement projects such as Expansion of Some faculties and establishing lecture hall including Academic Central.