Sri Lankan youths now have the opportunity to pursue higher education at low costs and to secure jobs in their chosen fields, said managing director of Jeewa Education Institute Kolitha Fernando.
The country should be developed as a centre for international education as a lasting and key solution to the prevailing foreign exchange crisis, he has proposed to the government.
Also a leading figure of #StudySrilanka, Fernando was giving an interview to the Lines and Beyond channel, moderated by senior actor Janaka Kumbukage.
When Ranil Wickremesinghe was the prime minister, he had invited foreign universities to set up their branches in Sri Lanka to cater to Asian students.
Fernando has previously said that Sri Lanka has several geosocial factors in her favour in transforming the country into Asia’s international education centre.
However, he stressed that mere invitations won’t be enough, and that a roadmap should be formulated by a committee of various stakeholders in state policy planning.
Fernando also highlighted the importance of creating a global citizen to the modern job market.