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Australia committed to promoting collaboration with Sri Lankan Universities and R & D institutions - HE David Holly, Australian High Commissioner

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His Excellency David Holly, Australian High Commissioner, in  Sri Lanka and Mr. Brett Galt-Smith, Counsellor (Education and Research), Australian High Commission in New Delhi visited the National Science Foundation (NSF) on 20.02.2020 with a view to promoting academic cooperation and research collaboration between Australian institutions and Sri Lankan universities and R & D institutions.
Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, Chairman of NSF while appreciating the immense contribution made by Australia in strengthening research in Sri Lankan universities and R & D institutions through capacity building and competency enhancement, discussed possible areas for expanding cooperation between the two countries which would be mutually rewarding. The High Commissioner reiterated commitment of Australia to strengthening cooperation with Sri Lanka and underlined the importance of developing an overarching framework at national level to facilitate such cooperation. Several areas, including natural resource management, agriculture, aquaculture, health, and disaster management were identified for cooperation in keeping with national policy of Sri Lanka and core competencies of Australia.
The  NSF would liaise closely with the Australian High Commission to take cooperation between the two countries to a new high. Senior administrative and scientific staff of the NSF also participated in the discussion.


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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 February 2020 18:48 )  
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