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SLHC, APSL hold Research Symposium in UK

‘The Research Symposium 2021’ by the Sri Lanka High Commission (SLHC) and the Association of Professional Sri Lankans (APSL) in the UK was held virtually on September 1 with representations of 25 universities in Sri Lanka and the UK.

The Research Symposium provided a platform to Sri Lankan researchers (PhD/MPhil) to showcase their research work to academics of the two countries, and vice versa, and to provide an opportunity for the researchers to interact with experts in their respective fields of study.

The Keynote speech was delivered by University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nishan Canagarajah, who is a past pupil of St. John’s College, Jaffna, and an alumnus of the University of Cambridge. University of Sri Jayewardenepura Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudantha Liyanage delivered the Guest Speech. Professor Liyanage is an alumnus of the University of Wales.

The symposium comprised 12 academic presentations by researchers from universities in Sri Lanka and the UK under four sessions. The winner of the Symposium was Dr. M. M. P. N. Piyasena from the Queen’s University, Belfast. H. G. N. Rajapaksha from the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and Malsha Devindi Geekiyanage from the University of Salford, UK won second and third places.

High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena said that the initiative will pave the way for future collaboration between the UK and Sri Lanka in the education sector and connect 1st and 2nd generation British Sri Lankans. The event was also addressed by UK APSL President Thushara Madurasinghe,

The High Commission will make this an annual event co-organised with the APSL, UK.

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