A meeting between Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Ms. Mairam Sarieva, National Project Manager of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) funded “Towards Sustrainable Aquaculture and Fisheries Development in the Kyrgyz Republic” and Mr. Mail Alliaskarov, Head of the Fisheries and Fish Stocking Division of the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture in the Kyrgyz Republic took place on the 10th of August at the Vice Chancellor’s Office. The purpose of their two-week stay in the Department of Zoology and Environmental Management is to work on the hydro-biological and fisheries data of lakes and reservoirs in the Kyrgyz Republic under the guidance of Senior Prof. Upali S. Amarasinghe.
At this meeting, Vice Chancellor emphasized the possibility of providing postgraduate training for academic and technical staff in the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of fisheries and aquaculture and also providing opportunities for student exchange programmes. Accordingly, possibilities to establish collaboration between the University of Kelaniya and the institutions in the Kyrgyz Republic such as Department of Fisheries and Institute of Biology will be explored and it will pave the way to sign a MoU between the two parties in due course.
Dr. Mangala Ganehiarachchi, Head of the Department of Zoology & Environmental Management and Prof. Upali S. Amarasinghe were present at the event.