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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2586

Sri Lanka to establish to cooperation with Kasetsat University for training in irrigation engineering

Bangkok, 11 July, (Asiantribune.com):

During his visit to Thailand, Minister Nimal Sripala de Silva met with the rector of Kasetsat University, and other high officials, with a view to establish cooperation between Kasetsat University and Sri Lanka in the area of training personnel in irrigation engineering.

During his briefing, the Sri Lanka’s Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management stated that under the leadership of the President of Sri Lanka, the country was able to totally eliminate terrorism, which plagued the country for three decades. He highlighted that, today, Sri Lanka is a stable and peaceful country moving ahead with development programmes. He also explained about the efficient irrigation system that has been existing in Sri Lanka for many long years.

The discussions at the meeting with the Rector of Kasetsat University were about the possibility of the cooperation between the Kasetsat University and Sri Lanka to extend courses of irrigation engineering to be opened to Sri Lanka. At present, there is no curriculum on Irrigation Engineering at any university in Sri Lanka.
Thus, Sri Lanka would welcome Kasetsat University to help in this regard since this University is one of the best in the engineering field.

The Rector, Assoc. Prof. Vudtechai Kapilakanchana, also added that this cooperation can be extended to Sri Lanka similarly to the cooperation the University has with Ethiopia and others in South Africa.

The Rector stated that there are many fields of studies available at this University such as, Management, Economic, Fisheries as well as Agricultural. Sri Lanka may consider sending students to follow courses in Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. level. This will be discussed later on drafting the proposal.

In conclusion, the Rector advised the relevant Deans and Heads of each faculty to forward the proposal on what subjects or training that each faculty can offer to Sri Lanka, through the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Thailand.

The Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva also visited the International center for Development Communication and met with Professor Anuporn Suwanvajukkasikij, Director of Extension and Training Office and Professor Cappia Taqueban, Director of ICDC.

The ICDC has reported that there have been Sri Lankan groups coming for training recently. The ICDC has been successfully giving training to several countries in South and South East Asian region such as Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Philippine, Myanmar, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, etc.

Further the Minister visited one of the most successful Melon farms which applied the local technology to grow melon.

- Asian Tribune -

Sri Lanka to establish to   cooperation  with Kasetsat University  for training in irrigation engineering
Sri Lanka to establish to   cooperation  with Kasetsat University  for training in irrigation engineering
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