South Asian countries have commended Sri Lanka’s proposal to establish a university for climate change studies.
Bhutan’s Minister of Education and Skill Development Jai Bir Rai called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees today (7) and discussed bilateral relations, investment opportunities and regional issues.
Referring to the historical religious and cultural relations between the two countries, the Prime Minister highlighted the need to improve trade, investments and tourism.
The Bhutan Minister meanwhile thanked Sri Lanka for providing scholarships to Bhutanese students to study medicine, engineering, information technology and other courses at leading universities and expressed willingness to refer Bhutanese teachers and educators to the South Asian Teacher Education Development Centre established in Sri Lanka with the assistance of UNESCO.
The Prime Minister also educated the Bhutanese Minister on the proposal by President Ranil Wickremesinghe to establish a university in Sri Lanka for the study of climate change while the Minister commended the decision and stated that the university will be beneficial to South Asia as well.