The Sri Lanka Embassy hosted the commencement ceremony for a batch of Chinese students enrolled for the Master of Financial Economics Programme (MFE) – 2022 at the University of Colombo on 29 July 2022. The first batch comprises 30 Chinese students. This followed extensive efforts made by the Embassy to encourage Chinese students to study in Sri Lanka. These students will pay the full course fees.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing, China-Asia Economic Development Association of the University of Colombo, Beautiful China Investment Co, and the Tomorrow Technology Education Services Centre, collaboratively organised the event.
Speaking at the event, the Ambassador, Dr. Palitha Kohona, who is an alumnus of the University of Colombo, congratulated students for selecting the MFE Programme of the University and said that Sri Lanka warmly welcomes international students. He said that the Country’s mission is to ‘delight’ the students, industry, employees, and other stakeholders with the country’s higher education system and that Sri Lanka will offer Degree programmes to fee paying foreign students.
Sri Lanka has produced a large number of outstanding luminaries, who have contributed to the world in a variety of fields such as science, law, ICT, biology, etc, and now work in institutions such as NASA, the United Nations, Boeing, Google, etc.
The Ambassador encouraged more Chinese students to study in Sri Lanka. At the same time, he invited family members of students to visit Sri Lanka as tourists, and enjoy the beauty and hospitality of the country.
Wang Kejian, President of the International Academic Exchange Committee of China-Asian economic development Association (CADEA), requested students to take full advantage of this opportunity to acquire knowledge, act as a bridge and as cultural messengers between China and Sri Lanka, and write a new chapter in the friendship between the two countries. He further said that the Beautiful China Investment Co, together with the Tomorrow Technology Education Services Centre, will send more Chinese students to study in Sri Lanka. The event was attended by more than 80 participants including the media and culminated in a reception which included Ceylon Tea, Thambili water and biscuits.