The newly established UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM) at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka was ceremonially declared open by Madame France Marquet (Principal Trustee, South Asia Foundation (SAF)) representing UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador late Shri Madanjeet Singh (SAF Founder) on this April 22nd, 2013, in the presence of Mr. Shigeru Aoyagi (Director of UNESCO Office, New Delhi and UNESCO Representative to Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka), Mr. N. Ram (Advisor to SAF), Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (Chairperson, SAF Sri Lanka Chapter and Former President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka), Prof. Ananda Jayawardane (Vice-Chancellor, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka), other dignitaries including country representatives from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), university officials, staff and students.