Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan PM to receive a doctorate from Australia's Deakin University
Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 11:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is set to receive an honorary doctorate on the first day of his official visit to Australia.

The Prime Minister will be awarded an honorary doctorate in law at a graduation ceremony at Deakin University in Geelong on Tuesday, the AAP News reported.

The award recognizes Wickremesinghe's efforts to help Sri Lanka transition from a country traumatized by protracted, violent conflict toward a stable democracy.

"Mr. Wickremesinghe has emphasized the need for reconciliation, whilst ensuring accountability, and enabled groups riven by conflict to find common ground in a more hopeful future," a Deakin University spokeswoman told AAP.

He'll also meet with Victorian Governor Linda Dessau and will head to Canberra on Tuesday for a reception with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to commemorate 70 years of Australian-Sri Lankan diplomatic relations.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
A new blue uniform for Sri Lanka police
-- [9 hours ago]
Prime Minister meets with the victims of Meethotamulla disaster
-- [9 hours ago]
No interruptions in fuel supply despite strike threats - Petroleum Minister
Doctors' trade union not responsible for Sri Lanka's medical education - Higher Education Minister
President appoints seven new SLFP organizers
SriLankan Airlines aims to boost Middle East market
Petroleum workers threaten to launch strike tomorrow against government's deal with India on oil tanks
Asia-Pacific Young Parliamentarians' regional meeting in Sri Lanka on April 25-26
Sri Lanka Navy arrests a suspect transporting 2 kilograms of 'Kerala Ganja'
Hindu outfit opposes Indian PM Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka next month

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.