May 12, Colombo: The High Commission of India facilitated a Youth Exchange Programme for the students of The Lawrence School, Sanawar - India (established in 1847) and The Royal College - Colombo( established in 1835).
The delegation from Sanawar, led by Headmaster Vinay Pande, comprising two teachers and four students from Class 12, visited Sri Lanka from 26-30 April 2018.
In Colombo, the delegation called on the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe at Temple Trees. High commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu was also present during the occasion.
The delegation visited the Royal College of Colombo, interacted with students and faculty and had an exposure to the curricular as well as extra-curricular activities of the prestigious institution. The delegation also visited the Richmond College in Galle.
The delegation also visited the historic city of Kandy, paid respects at Dalada Maligawa and participated in the famed Vesak day celebrations of Colombo. The students interacted with wood craftsmen and local artisans.
The exchange program is intended to open new avenues for both the schools and strengthen cultural, educational and people to people ties between two countries. The Lawrence School of Sanawar in Shimla Hills will be hosting students from the Royal College in coming months as part of youth and students exchange as well as participate in sports and other activities.