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Sri Lankan delegation visits PU
Sri Lankan delegation visits PU


LAHORE: (Monday, May 6, 2019): A high profile delegation from Sri Lanka consisting of vice chancellors and other high officials has called on Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhtar under Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Program at his office here on Monday. PU Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Director External Linkages Prof Dr Kanwal Amin, Sri Lanka’s Additional Secretary Higher Education Madhawa Dewasurendra, Vice Chairman University Grants Commission Prof Gunaratne, VC’s from various Sri Lankan Universities including Prof Ekanayake, Prof Ragel, Prof Sunil Shantha, Prof Rathaeskera, HEC Deputy Director Bashir Mahmood and other officials were present on the occasion.

Addressing the meeting, PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad briefed the delegation about Punjab University and said that there was need to promote bilateral relations among higher education institutions of both the countries. He said that there should be exchange of teachers and students and the universities of both the countries must collaborate in research. Mr Madhawa said that Sri Lanka wanted to learn from the developments in higher education sector in Pakistan. He said that there are many areas where we must collaborate with Pakistani universities. Later, the delegates visited PU Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, School of Biological Sciences and Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Talking to media, Mr Madhawa said that he was deeply inspired from research projects, laboratories, infrastructure and the beauty of the campus.