July 13, Colombo: Officials of Sri Lanka's Peradeniya University have visited Maldives to discuss the possibility of conducting a feasibility study to establish a medical college in Maldives.
Dean at the Faculty of Medicine Dr. M. D. Lamawansa and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Forensic Medicine Dr Dinesh Fernando have met Maldivian Vice President Mohamed Jameel Ahmed on last Wednesday for discussions, Haveeru online reported.
Chancellor of the Maldives National University Dr. Mohamed Zahir Hussain and other senior representatives of the university also participated in the discussions with the officials of the Peradeniya University.
During the meeting, Vice President Ahmed, noting that the Maldives always accords high priority to educational development, emphasized the need for a medical school in the Maldives. Discussions were also held on developing medical tourism in the country.