Lahore:April 20: A delegation from Sri Lanka comprising senior Buddhist priests, politicians, academicians and officials paid a visit to Punjab University (PU) here on Tuesday.
An interactive meeting was arranged at Al Raazi Hall of Undergraduate Block in which PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, senior most Buddhist priest Dr Ittapahans Dhammalankara Maba Nayake, delegation’s leader and Speaker of Sri Lankan parliament Karu Jayasuria, Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Dr Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, PU deans and heads of various departments were present.
Dr Mujahid Kamran gave a detailed briefing on Punjab University and said that Buddhism was a religion of peace and Pakistan and Sri Lanka were enjoying good relations. He said Pakistan’s Embassy in Sri Lanka was also working efficiently.
Sri Lankan Speaker Mr Jayasuria said that it was a matter of pleasure that Sri Lankan students were studying at Punjab University and serving their homeland after completing their education. He said Pakistan had helped Sri Lankan in fighting terrorism and relations between both the countries were strengthening. He said we wanted to cement our relations in education sector as well.
Deputy High Commissioner Dr Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan said Pakistan and Sri Lanka had supported each other with no terms and conditions attached.
He said Pakistani Embassy was creating awareness in Sri Lanka regarding Pakistan’s culture, tourism and sacred Buddhist places in our country.
He said relations between the two countries must also be enhanced in the education sector. Later, Dr Mujahid Kamran also presented souvenirs to the guests.The news.