Visit of HE Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia Mr. Udayanga Weerathunga to Tver State Medical Academy
26.04.2009 г.

Visit of His Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation Mr. Udayanga Weerathunga to Tver State Medical Academy.

Last week, on 25-26 of April, His Excellence Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Socialistic Republic of Sri Lanka made his 2-day visit to Tver State Medical Academy. During the visit Mr. Udayanga Weerathunga was accompanied by a large group of the diplomatic staff members of the Embassy of Sri Lanka.


  • Mr. Udayanga Weerathunga with the Rector of the TverSMA Prof. Kalinkin M.N. and Director of the Russian Educational Center Mr. Amarakoon Rasika at the exhibition of the Sri Lankan Cultural festival
  • сonference of Mr. Ambassador with students from Sri Lanka


The agenda of the visit was significantly rich and included working meeting with the Rector and the President of the Tver State Medical Academy, top academic and administrative officials, and the chief of the Sri Lankan Students Association. The discussion was mainly devoted to the issues of joint cooperation in the field of international education between Tver State Medical Academy, the Embassy and other stakeholders.

In the evening, respected Mr. Udayanga Weerathunga and his wife were among the most outstanding guests at the Sri Lankan Cultural Festival, presented by the TverSMA students from Sri Lanka, India and Russia with support of the Russian Educational Center and the Cultural Center of the Academy.

Next day morning Mr. Ambassador together with Prof. Ivanov A.G., Dean of the International College of Medical Education, conducted a conference with more than one hundred of Sri Lankan students currently making their undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Tver. The students got a unique and valuable opportunity to discuss the most crucial points related to their studies, life in Russia, and future perspectives. As Mr. Anura Arambage, member of the Students Union, stated: «It is extremely important for all Sri Lankan students to feel daily support and help coming from the Embassy and Mr. Ambassador personally...»

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