COLOMBO: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has launched Pakistan Alumni Society of Sri Lanka in Colombo on Thursday.
According to a press statement, the foreign secretary was the chief guest of the launching ceremony which was attended by Sri Lankan ministers, dignitaries, representatives of armed forces, educational institutions, academia and people from different walks of life.
The Society is aimed at connecting the universities of both countries under various scholarship programs.
Through this Alumni Society, the public and private sectors, as well as civil society, will be able to build networks and create professional opportunities that will contribute to the advanced knowledge development of two countries.
Speaking on the occasion, Tehmina Janjua underscored that Pakistan has excelled in many fields of higher education, particularly medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and engineering, management & social sciences.
She said Pakistan also provides a cost-effective option for talented Sri Lankan students and over the last many decades, thousands of Sri Lankan students and professionals have benefited from education and training in Pakistan.