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The visit of His Excellency, Paul Stephens the Australian High Commissioner
| 22nd September 2022

His Excellency Paul Stephens, the Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, visited the University of Peradeniya on September 22nd. His Excellency was accompanied by Ms. Lara Sveinsson, the A/g First Secretary (Political), Australian High Commission, and Mr. Trivan Annakkarage, Research and Information Officer.

The High Commissioner was welcomed by Prof. MD. Lamawansa, the Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya. Prof. EMASB. Ekanayake, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya, and Prof. CNRA. Alles, Director, International Relations Office. Prof. Sanath Rajapakse, Dean, Faculty of Science, Prof. Nayana Wijayawardhane, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, Dr. MCM. Nasvi, Faculty of Engineering, and Prof. MHF. Sakeena, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences participated in the meeting. Existing Collaborations with the Universities in Australia were explained by the academic staff members. The Vice Chancellor discussed the close relationship between Australian Universities and the University of Peradeniya. Possible future collaborations including research and academic exchange were discussed at the brief meeting. His Excellency, Paul Stephens conveyed his greetings to the University of Peradeniya and pledged his assistance to expand inter-university collaboration between the two countries.