Foreign Minister calls for cooperation with Malaysia in digitization, education


Sri Lanka Foreign Minister, G.  L Peiris has called for stronger bilateral ties between Sri Lanka and Malaysia and for cooperation in the fields of digitalisation and education as the Malay state had progressed well in those fields in the region.

  1. L. Peiris had made these remarks when High Commissioner of Malaysia to Colombo, Tan Yang Thai paid a courtesy call on him on Friday, October 15, a foreign ministry statement said.

Commending progress made by Malaysia in digitalization, the Foreign Minister said it is an area that Sri Lanka is aiming to advance in, especially in sectors such as public administration, court proceedings, education, health, etc.

Sri Lanka is interested in adopting certain aspects of Malaysia’s digitalization process, the statement quoted the minister as saying.

The minister has also commended Malaysia’s education system.

Malaysian universities collaborate with other foreign universities offer diverse courses which allow students to study in the country itself.

Underlining the inadequacy of infrastructure in higher education and technical education, and the need to broaden the vocational training in Sri Lanka, the former education minister had said this is an area for the two countries to cooperate.

High Commissioner Thai had expressed his desire to re-enact partnerships between the countries in areas including the restoration of air connectivity to its fullest capacity and facilitate strong people to people interaction between the two countries.