Sri Lankan delegation visits SSUET, discusses coop in academic sector


Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Karachi—An eight-member Sri Lankan delegation, headed by Chairman, Puttalam Urban Council and Minister for Health, Indigenous Medicine, Sports and Youth Affairs, visited Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) and exchanged views on matters of bilateral cooperation in the field of education.

An official of SSUET said here on Wednesday that the delegation comprised K.A. Baiz, Mayor of Puttalam, Chief Government Organizer for Puttalam Electorate, N.T.M Thahir, Member of North Western Provincial Government, A.M. Kamardeen, Member of North Western Provincial Government, R.A.S. Pushpa Kumara, Deputy Mayor of Puttalam, A.O. Alikhan, Opposition Leader for Puttalam, M.T.N. Ameen, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, Party Member for Puttalam Urban Council and W.M.M.B Weerasakara, Commissioner of Local Government and Representative of Governor of NWP.

Mayor of Puttalam and Chief Government Organizer for Puttalam Electorate, K.A. Baiz said that efforts are being made to improve further bilateral cooperation in academic sector, for which vast potential exists between two countries.

We are planning for interactive sessions with the officials of Sir Syed University to open its campus in Sri Lanka, he added. Baiz appreciated the University’s role in helping the students in acquiring knowledge in modern technologies through highly competent and capable faculty and state of the art equipment. He was impressed with the presentation given by Prof. Shahid Saleem providing complete information about Sir Syed University with the help of statistics. Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Abdul Baiz emphasized the need to explore new avenues of bilateral economic and commercial cooperation.

He was of the view that Puttalam Urban Council can join hands with SSUET in areas of mutual cooperation in the field of education.—APP

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