Sri Lankan university students participate in educational program in India

Oct 12, Colombo: The India – Sri Lanka Foundation will provide support for students from Sri Lanka’s South Eastern University and Sabaragamuwa University to particiapte in an annual Economics Students’ Summit – BLISSPOINT 2011 in India.

Six students from each university will be travelling to India today to participate in BLISSPOINT 2011, from 13-16 October, 2011 at the Sri Venkateswara College in New Delhi.

The Economics Association of Sri Venkateswara College organizes the annual summit that brings the best minds in the field. This year the focus is on the issue of Environmental Ethics and Social Awareness highlighting corporate conscience, a form of corporate self-regulation in business.

The High Commission of India in Colombo in a press statement said the India-Sri Lanka Foundation, which had supported previous student participation in BLISSPOINT 2009 and 2010, is supporting the participation of the Sri Lankan students at the summit this year also.

The Foundation is playing a catalytic role in promoting cultural and youth exchanges between India and Sri Lanka.

Recently 15 members of the Ravibandhu-Samanthi Dance Ensemble participated at the 4th SAARC Folklore Festival, 4 eminent personalities of the Sri Lankan film industry participated at the South Asian Film Festival at Goa, 14 members of the Jaffna District under 19 Cricket team played a cricket match against Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram and 10 students of St. Patricks College, Jaffna participated in a Student Exchange Programme with St. Francis School, New Delhi.

The India – Sri Lanka Foundation was established by a Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of India and Sri Lanka in 1998 in order to foster India – Sri Lanka relations through the enhancement of economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation and to promote greater understanding between the people of the two countries.

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