From Adnan Jahaya
COLOMBO (Sri Lanka), Nov 30 (Bernama) -- Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and University of Moratuwa plan to establish cooperation in various fields of study, especially engineering.
The two universities signed the letter of intent (LOI) when a delegation from UniMAP led by the Perlis Raja Muda, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail visited the university, located in a large suburb of Colombo city and regarded as the most sought-after technological university in Sri Lanka.
UniMAP was represented by its vice-chancellor, Prof Datuk Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal and University of Moratuwa, also by its vice-chancellor, Prof Ananda Jayawardane.
Both universities expressed confidence that such cooperation would open up more opportunities for international networking when bolstered with an agreement of cooperation.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin, who is also UniMAP chancellor, witnessed the signing of the LOI together with the UniMAP delegation and high-ranking officials of Moratuwa University. Also present was the Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah.
Earlier, the Perlis Raja Muda and UniMAP delegation were taken on a tour of the university and also briefed on the institution, established in 1972 and is located on the bank of Bolgoda Lake in Katubedda, Moratuwa.
The visit to the university was part of UniMAP's six-day Knowledge Tour to Sri Lanka beginning yesterday, and the University of Moratuwa was the first higher learning institution here to be visited by the delegation.