May 15, Colombo: Leader of the Opposition and Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe has returned to island early this morning after completing a fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
During his one-month stint as a Robert E. Wilhelm fellow from 08 April 2014, Wickremasinghe was engaged in studying how to formulate a constitution sans an executive presidency. He was also working with faculty and students interested in Asian regional issues.
He also delivered a speech titled "Indian Ocean: The vortex of destiny" and co-sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies and MIT-India Program during his stay.
He is expected to attend several Vesak programs today, according to party sources.