A delegation from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China visited the University of Peradeniya on 27 March 2017. The meeting was aimed at discussing collaborations between the two Universities, such as initiating exchange of Faculty and Joint research programmes, conducting joint workshops, international conferences, staff training and sending students from UoP to UCAS for their PhD studies.
The 6 Delegates from UCAS visited UoP including Prof Shouyang Wang, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Prof Bing Zhang, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS; Prof Yuehu Kang, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS; Prof Dongru Qiu, Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS; Dr Dong Xu, Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS and Dr Daoyang Yu, Institute of Intelligent Machines, CAS.
Prof Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya and delegates discussed on future collaborations and potentials for partnership and the meeting was attended by Prof OG Dayarathna Banda, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Mr. R.A.W Ranasinghe, Head of the Department of Political Science, Dr. Wasantha Athukorala, Dr. Anuruddha Kankanamge, and Dr. J.G. Sri Ranjith from the Deapartment of Economics and Statistics; and Dr. Athula Ekanayake from the Faculty of Management, Dr. Shameen Jinadasa, and Dr. Nanda Gunawardhana participated in the discussions. The event was coordinated by Dr. Shameen Jinadasa and the International Research Centre (InRC) of the University of Peradeniya.