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High Commissioner of India addresses Research Congress at Peradeniya University as Chief Guest

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High Commissioner of India addresses Research Congress at Peradeniya University as Chief Guest

High Commissioner also calls on the Most Venerable Mahanayake Theros of Asgiriya and Malwathu Chapters;

         1.High Commissioner of India H.E. Taranjit Singh Sandhu participated in the inaugural ceremony of RESCON2019 - the annual Research Congress of the Post Graduate Institute of Sciences (PGIS) in University of Peradeniya as Chief Guest today. Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Parakrama Karunaratne was Guest of Honour and Prof. Alan Lyons from City University of New York delivered keynote address. More than two hundred researchers, faculty and members of the academia were present at the event. In his address, High Commissioner Sandhu underlined both India's and Sri Lanka’s rich scientific tradition. He also highlighted recent advances that India has made in the field of Science and Technology (S&T) and pointed out opportunities available for Sri Lankan scholars for collaboration with their Indian counterparts in the S&T sector. High Commissioner emphasized that India continued to stand with Sri Lanka and noted that following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s solidarity to visit to Sri Lanka in June 2019, the number of Indian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka became around thrice the number from second highest source market. In his remarks Deputy Vice Chancellor appreciated collaboration of Peradeniya University with India and highlighted the institute’s participation in Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation ( ITEC) program.

  1. Last evening High Commissioner Sandhu was received and blessed by the Most Venerable Mahanayake Theros of Asgiriya and Malwathu Chapters.  High Commissioner also paid respects at Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic).

 

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11 October 2019

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