Deputy Minister of Higher Education of Sri Lanka Hon. Nandimitra Ekanayake Visits TverSMA
On May 26 - 28, 2012 Deputy Minister of Higher Education of Sri Lanka Nandimitra Ekanayake made 3 days visit to Tver State Medical Academy. During the visit he was accompanied by Dr. Amarakoon Lasantha, graduate of Tver State Medical Academy and currently director of the Russian Educational Center in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The intensive professional program included meetings of Mr. Nandimitra Ekanayake with the Rector of Tver State Medical Academy Prof. Mikhail N. Kalinkin and administration of the Academy, leading professors and tutors, visits to classes with participation of Sri Lankan students, general meeting with 119 students from Sri Lanka studying at Tver State Medical Academy, familiarization with the Academy’s teaching, research and social infrastructure available for students, including the hostels and teaching clinics.
For many years Tver State Medical Academy has been the leading destination for young citizens of Sri Lanka wishing to study medicine in Russia and countries of the Eastern Europe. The meeting of the students with the Deputy Minister was a unique opportunity for direct communication and discussion of a broad range of issues related to the academic studies and student’s life in Tver. Representing opinion of the student’s community Mr. Vayendara Manoj of the 6th year, Faculty of General Medicine, shared his experience at TverSMA and conveyed gratitude of the students to the Academy, the Government of Sri Lanka, and the Russian Educational Center.
Expressing satisfaction on the results of the visit, the both sides had agreed to strengthen the long-term cooperation in the fields of international medical education, and to search for the new opportunities for scientific collaboration between Tver State Medical Academy and top medical universities of Sri Lanka.