MoU signing between University of Kelaniya and University of Bradford UK

A senior delegation from the University of Bradford visited Sri Lanka on 5th March 2023 to sign several MoUs to develop international partnerships with leading Sri Lankan state universities in the South and North of the country. The delegation was led by Professor Shirley Congdon, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bradford. She was accompanied by Professor Chris Gaffney Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Vishanth Weerakkody Associate Dean for International and Enterprise, and Regional Manager for South Asia Mrs. Jaishree Chaturvedi.
The University of Bradford boasts more than 50 years of academic excellence as a university. With 144,000 graduates from 179 countries and around 130 nationalities represented by current students, the University of Bradford is a global, welcoming, and friendly campus and an exciting place to study. The university has been named ‘Best English university for improving students’ life chances’ for two consecutive years and the university’s commitment to developing new course subjects and teaching modes reflects and anticipates the needs of employers, students, and global society as a whole.  Its other key accolades include being the first British University of Sanctuary, being part of an elite group of universities to boast a triple-accredited Management School (accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA).
The MoU’s were signed in a meeting held at the University Grant Commission in Colombo and chaired by the Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Mr. M.N. Ranasinghe. The meeting was attended by the UoB delegation, the Director of Overseas Education in the Ministry, Udani Warusavithana, and Vice Chancellors of Sabaragamuwa and Kelaniya universities Prof R. Rathnayake and Prof Nilanthi De Silva, and Deans of the Business Faculties at Sabaragamuwa, Kelaniya and Jaffna Prof Athula Gnanapala and Dr P.N.D Fernando and Prof B. Nimalathasan, and Registrar of University of Kelaniya Mr K.K.K Dharmathilaka.