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* Indian High Commissioner launched new B.Tech degree course at Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 08:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 21, Colombo: Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu was the Chief Guest at the 5th Convocation Ceremony of Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy (SIBA) in Kandy. Anunayaka Theros of Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters and other senior members of Sangha blessed the ceremony.

At the event, the High Commissioner launched a new degree course in B.Tech at the academy.

Addressing the event, the High Commissioner highlighted the importance of spiritual bonds treasured over centuries between India and Sri Lanka. He recalled the prominent centers of learning in the past - Nalanda and Vikramashila Universities and an eclectic mix of subjects they taught there centuries ago: medicine and mathematics as well as Buddhist studies and philosophy. He encouraged more collaboration between SIBA and Nalanda University of India.

Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy (SIBA) established in 2011 is a unique liberal arts higher educational institute set up within a monastic and eco-friendly environment.

SIBA has been recognized in 2016 as a Degree Awarding Institute for the purpose of developing higher education and offers BA, BA (Special) in Pali and BSc IT degrees.

Acting Chairman of SIBA and Basnayake Nilame of Sri Vishnu Dewalaya, Kandy Mr. Mahendra Ratwatte, CEO Dr Upali Sedere, members of Board of Directors and faculty were also present.

High Commissioner met Anunayake Theros of Malwatte and Asigiriya chapters and sought their blessings.

 

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