A delegation from the Faculty of Social Development and Western China Development Studies of Sichuan University in China visited the Vice-Chancellor Professor Upul B Dissanayake on 25th  April, 2017 to discuss possible future collaborations with the University of Peradeniya and  Sichuan University. They had a very  fruitful discussion regarding the future collaborations between the two Universities . It was also suggested to establish a South Asian Development Centre at the University of Peradeniya.

Professor R L Wijeyeweera  the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor OG Dayaratne Banda, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Ven. Dr. Sobitha Thero, Dr. Sisira Pinnawala, Professor Tilak Hewawasam, Dr. Suresh de Mel, Dr. N Baskaran and Ms. Kanachana Liyana Pathirana  were among the Sri Lankan officials who participated at this discussion. The Chinese delegation included  of   Prof. Yang Minghong  - Executive Director, Prof. Zhou Wei, Prof. Ms. LinJin, Associate Prof. Huang Yunsong, and Associate Prof. Xi Zhenyan.  Mr. Luxman Siriwardene – Executive Director/Pathfinder Foundation and Admiral (retired) Jayanath Colombage also  of the same foundation participated at the discussion.