Taking the first step towards fruitful collaboration between University of Colombo and Michigan Technological University Professor Bruce Seely, Dean, College of Science and Arts, Michigan Technological University, USA, meets Professor Lakshman Dissanayake , Vice Chancellor of University of Colombo, Professor K.R.R. Mahanama, Dean Faculty of Science, Doctor R. Senathiraja, Dean Faculty of Management and Finance and senior academics from Faculty of Science and Faculty of Arts on 11th January at the Vice Chancellors Office.

Professor Lakshman Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor of University of Colombo, expressed his genuine willingness to facilitate the collaboration between the two Universities and suggested to initiate the collaborations in research areas of mutual interests. During the discussions both parties agreed to initiate the collaborations with research and expand it in to other arenas in near future.

Doctor Nirmali Wijegonawardana (Head, Dept. of History), Professor Upul Sonnadara (Head, Dept. of Physics), Doctor Thilan Hewage (Head, Dept. of Mathamatics), Doctor Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri (Dept. of History), Doctor Sampath Seneviratne (Director, International Unit) and Mrs. Sewwandi (Dept. of History ) participated in the meeting.

The meeting was organized by the International Unit of University of Colombo.