US - Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission reaches to the South
The US-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission (US-SLFC) launched an
educational advisory service project in association with Mahinda
College, Galle and its Past Pupils' Association early this month.
The primary purpose of the US-SLFC is the furtherance of mutual
understanding between the people of Sri Lanka and the United States
through mutual educational exchange programmes, a message from the US
Embassy said. "I am pleased to be a part of this pioneering effort of
the Fulbright Commission to reach out to the student community in the
South," said US Ambassador Robert O' Blake at the launching ceremony.
He added: "Until now the Commission has been confined to Colombo and
Kandy; but we're now adding Galle.
It is the Commission's intention to extend its services in a more
tangible way than it does at present to the North and East of Sri Lanka
as soon as it is feasible for it to do so." Ambassador Blake is also the
Honorary Chairman of the bi-national Fulbright Commission.
Education Minister Susil Premajayanth, sent his congratulations to
the US-SLFC and Mahinda College as they entered into this collaborative
venture to further the educational facilities available to the Southern
youth of Sri Lanka. The event was presided by the school's Principal,
L.C. Karunasena and attended by parents, students, teachers of the
Southern Province and several others.
Terry White, the Press and Cultural Affairs Counsellor of the US
Embassy who also serves as the Chairman of the Fulbright Commission
Board, US-SLFC's Executive Director Tissa Jayatilaka and Student Advisor
Nelum Senadira also participated.