♦ To promote collaborative and innovative research between the University of Colombo and partner universities

♦ To implement new study abroad programs and develop existing partnerships

♦ To create postgraduate opportunities abroad for University of Colombo faculty and develop curricula through institutional links and faculty exchange

♦ To strengthen e-learning and distance learning programs for postgraduate students and develop Information Technology

♦ To organize joint conferences, seminars and workshops with partner universities

♦ To establish new research opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students with partner institutions and strengthen existing research networks