International Conference on Chinese Studies (ICCS) 2016

The inauguration ceremony of the International Conference on ‘Enhancing Sri Lanka – China Socio – Economic and Cultural Cooperation’ which was organized by the Centre for Chinese Studies of the Department of Modern Languages of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya with the collaboration of the Confucius Centre was held on 22nd September 2016 at the Dharmaloka Hall of the University of Kelaniya.

This conference was inaugurated by Senior Professor Sunanda Madduma Bandara, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya and Ms. Pang Chunxue, the Political Counsellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka graced this event as the Chief Guest.

Professor Cheng Zuijun, President of the Chong Quing Normal University of the People’s Republic of China and Professor P M C Thilakarathne, the Director of the Centre for Distance and Continuing Education of the University of Kelaniya delivered the keynote speeches.

Professor Cheng Zuijun, President of the Chong Quing Normal University of the People’s Republic of China and a group of delegates, nuns from the Bao Ji Nun’s Buddhist Education Centre, delegates from the Banhuwa Buddhist Academy, Deans of the Faculties, Senior Professor M J S Wijerathne, Chairman of the Research Council of the University of Kelaniya, the academic staff and the Head of the Department of Modern Languages, Dr. Kumari Priyanka Jayasooriya, Director of the Centre for Chinese Studies, academics, Registrar, Librarian and national and international academics interested in the field of Chinese Studies participated in this conference.