Australian High Commissioner congratulates Australia Awards recipients Source:ft.lk Forty-five Sri Lankans have been congratulated by the Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka David Holly for being selected to receive a prestigious Australia Awards master’s degree scholarship at Australian universities. Education is central to the relationship between Australia and Sri Lanka, helping to also maintain the deep people-to-people linkages that benefit both countries. “As Sri Lanka and Australia celebrate 75 years of diplomatic relations, recognition of Australia Awardees reminds us of the valuable role education plays in the bilateral relationship,” said Holly at a reception at Movenpick Hotel, Colombo on 4 May. “The opportunity of world class education from one of many globally ranked Australian universities has assisted Australia to be a top destination for Sri Lankan students looking to study abroad.  I am delighted that secondary, vocational and university courses are also being offered in Sri Lanka through 31 partnerships ...

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Minister discusses strengthening mutual cooperation with Australia Foreign Minister Prof.G.L.Peiris with High Commissioner David Holly. Source:Dailynews Foreign Minister Prof.G.L.Peiris at a courtesy call paid by the High Commissioner of Australia David Holly on August 25 discussed avenues for advancing bilateral relations with Australia across multiple fields of mutual interest. While appreciating Australia’s continued assistance on numerous fronts, Foreign Minister Peiris particularly, underlined Sri Lanka’s commitment and interest to enhance cooperation in countering irregular migration by sea, combatting COVID-19, education, technical and vocational training, economic and investment sectors, which was reciprocated by Australia. ...

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Australia and Sri Lanka respond to COVID-19 together Australian HC David Holly Source:Dailynews Australia has delivered essential medical supplies to Sri Lanka to further assist in its response to COVID-19. On June 4, a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster aircraft landed at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport carrying essential supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Using Sri Lanka as a hub, essential supplies will also be delivered to Nepal and India in direct response to the COVID-19 crises taking place in those countries. ...

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