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Sri Lankan students awarded scholarships to study in China

IANS  |  Colombo 

Fifteen Sri Lankan university students were awarded scholarships by the (CAS) to pursue higher studies on climatology and oceanography in a bid to strengthen the ties between the two countries.

The scholarships were handed over on Wednesday under the "Belt and Road" Master Fellowship Programme, reports

The programme was operated by the China-Joint Centre for and Research (CSL-CER).

This is the third year that the CAS has awarded scholarships to Sri Lankan university students.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Gamini Senanayake, of the University of Ruhuna, said it was vital that Sri Lankan students pursue their higher studies in oceanography.

However, lacked the human resources to explore the opportunities of the ocean.

"Being a very friendly nation, has always helped us in various fields and especially the has a very big programme ongoing with We thank them for that as it benefits our students," Senanayake said.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 14:34 IST
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