Sri Lankan Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake has raised the possibility of establishing a Business Management Faculty, affiliated to the Sri Jayewardenepura University, with High Commissioner of the Maldives to Sri Lanka, Hussein Shihab.
The Faculty will provide postgraduate degrees and diplomas in subjects including business management, business administration, marketing, finance and IT.
Haveeru reported Dissanayake as saying that the proposal would give Maldivian students greater access and opportunity to pursue Sri Lankan degree programs.
“There is a large number of Maldivian students doing their higher studies in Sri Lanka. This university will help students who want to pursue their higher studies but cannot afford to do a degree in Sri Lanka and those who want to complete their higher studies in Maldives itself,” he told Haveeru.
There are currently 3000 Maldivian students studying in Sri Lanka.