Colombo, Feb 14 (NIA) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Tuesday, was awarded a doctorate from Deakin University in Australia for his significant contributions in reforms in economy, education and human rights in the island country, Deputy Foreign Minister, Harsha De Silva said.
The Prime Minister was awarded the honorary doctorate in law at a graduation ceremony held at the Deakin University in Geelong.
“Mr Wickremesinghe has emphasised the need for reconciliation, whilst ensuring accountability, and enabled groups riven by conflict to find common ground in a more hopeful future,” a Deakin University spokeswoman told AAP.
Wickremesinghe and his wife along with a delegation of Ministers left for Australia on Monday on a four day official visit during which he is supposed to hold discussions with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his cabinet ministers in Melbourne and Canberra.
Several key agreements are also expected to be signed during the visit.
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