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The Commonwealth of the Future, Conference on 26 November 2013

The UGC jointly with the MoHE organized a Conference on 26.11.2014 at Taj Samudra Hotrel with a view to drawing up  recommendations for consideration by His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa the Chairperson-in-Office of the Commonwealth of Nations in formulating  its agenda and action plan for the next two years. The Conference was attended by over 250 including the  Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors and a galaxy of high profile dons.

The Conference comprised plenary and brainstorming sessions; it  culminated in  interim recommendations which were submitted to His Excellency the President by Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama, Chairperson of the UGC. Hon. S.B. Dissanayake felicitated His Excellency the President by presenting a memento.


Distinguished guests lighting the oil lamp


 Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama Chairperson, UGC delivering the welcome address


 Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, Vice Chairman, UGC delivering the opening remarks


 Prof GL Peiris Hon Minister of External Affairs delivering his address


 Dr PB Jayasundara Secretary, Ministry of  Finance and Planning delivering his speech


 Ms. Jeeva Niriella Head, Dept. of Public & International Law delivering her presentation


  Highlights of the conference


 Group discussions


  Vote of thanks by Mr Tissa Nandasena, Secretary, UGC
























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