Prof Peiris highlights the need to ensure that education is relevant to the needs of a society at ASAIHL, 2013
The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) 2013 International Conference on the topic “Education for All: Prospects and Challenges” organised by the ASAIHL and University Grants Commission in collaboration with the University of Kelaniya and the University of Colombo was held at the BMICH from 5-7 December 2013.Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs gave the keynote Address on Friday, 6thDecember 2013. Addressing Vice Chancellors, Professors, Teachers and Delegates that attended the conference, Prof. Peiris spoke on what changes would be required in tertiary education to address many of challenges that were facing students at the present time in Sri Lanka.
De-briefing of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) by the Minister of External Affairs at the Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka (OPA)
Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris presented a debriefing of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013, at the Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka (OPA) on 06th December 2013.
Commonwealth Chair in Office President Rajapaksa’s Message on the Death of Former South African President Nelson Mandela
Chair in Office of the Commonwealth, Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has written to South African President Jacob Zuma on the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Please find below the complete text of the message.
His Excellency Jacob Zuma
President of the Republic of South Africa
Sri Lanka and Vietnam to enhance bilateral agenda
At bilateral talks held at the Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo, Professor G L Peiris, Minister of External Affairs and Mr. Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, reached agreement on the principal areas for collaboration between Sri Lanka and Vietnam; preferential trading arrangement, technology transfer and investment opportunities in areas such as ICT, agriculture and aquaculture, tourism and aviation, exchanges between educational institutions, and cooperation at international fora.