Outward Bound

Maldives has been identified as a potential base for overseas students, with the Maldivian government making inquiries as to the ways their students can enter the local system.

rnrnldblquote The potential is there to position Sri Lanka as a seat of learning, attracting foreign students and bringing foreign exchange into the country
dblquote , Minister of Tertiary Education and Training, Kabeer Hasheem told delegates at National Education Conference on Saturday.

rnrnldblquote There is an existing bias interested in pursuing selected undergraduate degree programmes and training courses in Sri Lanka. We have received inquiries and the Ministry has identified a list of these programmes
dblquote , Hasheem added.

rn rnCurrently, only a minute percentage endash some 500 students in total at different levels of study, are currently allowed into the system.

rn rnOn the other hand, an estimated 6000 Sri Lankan students seek a foreign education every year, the associated foreign exchange costs running into abo