A special discussion between the University of Kelaniya and the University of Rouen was held on the 22nd of October 2018 at the Office of the Vice- Chancellor, University of Kelaniya. Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice- Chancellor of the university and the Prof. Fabienne Leconte, Head- Department of Language Sciences and Communication of the University of Rouen led the discussion representing the University of Kelaniya and the University of Rouen.
Initial discussions were held on strengthening the partnership, introducing a Master of Arts in French Studies and providing scholarship opportunities for students. During the discussion, Prof. Fabienne Leconte emphasized the fact that the University of Rouen is one of the partner universities of the University of Kelaniya.
Prof. Patrick Rathnayake, Dean- Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Neelakshi C. Premawardhana, Director- Centre for International Affairs, Senior Lecturer Dr. Dilrukshi Rathnayake, Head- Department of Modern Languages, Prof. Niroshini Gunasekara and Senior Lecturer Dr. Samanthi Jayawardhana participated in the discussion.
During the visit Prof. Fabienne Leconte was attached to the University of Kelaniya and on the 25th she conducted a lecture for the undergraduates of Bachelor of Arts (special) Degree in French.