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Sri Lanka’s Higher Education Ministry has forwarded the relevant legislation to set up foreign private universities to the Cabinet for approval.

Once approved by the Cabinet of Ministers the relevant act is to be presented to the parliament for approval.

The legislation will include the qualifications framework, standards protection and other related areas in order to establish an international university in the country.

Officials from the Higher Education Ministry have told the media that plans have already been submitted to establish five international universities in Sri Lanka.

The Higher Education Ministry has so far received about 25 applications from several countries including India, Japan, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom to set up international universities in the country.

2 Responses to “Foreign private universities in Sri Lanka?”

  1. Pauline Fernandez June 2, 2011

    This is a positive move towards the development of our nation. Many sdvance level students do not receive University entrance. Yet they too are capable, talented and have the right to receive a higher education. Opening of private universities will increase the qualified/professionals in Sri Lanka.

  2. Vidusha July 31, 2011

    Couldn’t agree more..
    If this happens it’ll be a very good thing for a lot of students in SL which is a fact that most people would not understand.