A special discussion between the University of Kelaniya and a group of senior academics from Japan was held on the 07th of September 2018 at the Office of the Vice- Chancellor. Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice- Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Prof. Tetsuya Sagawa- Kanazawa University, Prof. Shohei Kokudo- Kobe University and Prof. Tohru Koiso- Chukyo University led the discussion.
The discussion was conducted particularly on collaborative research projects between the universities.
Present at the meeting were Prof. Patrick Rathnayake, Dean- Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Neelakshi C. Premawardhena, Director- International Affairs, Ms. P.D.V.C. Wickramarathne, Head- Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, Lecturer Ms. Ishanka H.K. Peiris, Department of Sport Science and Physical Education and Ms. Shashini Chandrasekara, Coordinator- International Cooperation.
The delegation held further discussions with Prof. AH.M.H. Abayarathna, Dean- Faculty of Social Sciences on initiating partnerships between the universities and several joint research projects.