The inauguration of the Certificate in Solid Waste Management was held on 20th of October conducted by CEFENI at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. This certificate program has been designed for the purpose of developing entrepreneurs in solid waste management sector to address the existing burning issues of the country related to waste. The inauguration ceremony was enlighten with the participation of distinguished guests representing University of Sri Jayewardenepura, National Human Resource Development Council (NHRDC) of Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs and National Solid Waste Management Support Center (NSWMSC) ofMinistry of Internal Home Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government and the existing and potential entrepreneurs who have been selected for the program. Chairman of CEFENIMr. Rukmal Weerasinghe, warmly welcomed all participants and gave a brief introduction on the background of the program. In addition, Mr. Shyaman Udayanga, Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship,Dr. U.Anura Kumara, Dean of Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Prof. Laleen Karunanayake, Dean of Faculty of Applied Sciences, Dr. K.A. Lalithadheera, Director of NHRDC, Eng.S.M.Madawalagama, Director –NSWMSC of Ministry of Internal Home Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government, addressed the gathering emphasizing the importance of developing entrepreneurs in solid waste management businesses.