The Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF), the centre for leadership, education and training, last week signed a MoU with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
It is envisaged that this important step of the SLF will enhance international collaboration and establish cooperation between AIT and SLF in realising the objectives of both SLF and AIT from a stronger platform and additionally step in towards sustainability and growth.
Sri Lanka Foundation Chairman Prof. Ranjit Bandara and the AIT President Prof. Said Irandoust signed the MoU.
AIT being an internationally recognised institute of higher learning is mandated to help meet the region’s growing needs for advanced learning in engineering, science, technology and management, research and capacity building.
AIT’s mission is to develop highly qualified and committed professionals who will play a leading role in the sustainable development of the region and its integration into the global economy. AIT is based in Thailand and has affiliated centres in other parts of the world.
The Sri Lanka Foundation is known to be the foremost and pioneering adult education centre in Sri Lanka, established in 1974 consequent to an agreement between the Sri Lanka Foundation and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
Today, the Sri Lanka Foundation is on a stronger footing whereby it is regularised under an Act of Parliament, The Sri Lanka Foundation Law No.31 of 1973. The Sri Lanka Foundation functions autonomously under the purview of the President of Sri Lanka and is managed by a Board of Management.
SLF as a centre of leadership, education, and training offers a wide range of academic programs in dynamic fields namely, social and institutional development, psychology and counselling, business and enterprise management, language and ICT, digital film academy, and tourism and hospitality management.
Its novel addition is the centre for wellbeing to foster and nurture multidimensional aspects of improving quality of life.
SLF, as the main contact point of AIT, will conduct a range of training activities with bilateral cooperation on the following lines:
n professional masters degree programs
n executive education certificate, diploma courses and training programmes
n executive education international symposium, seminars and conference
n capacity development international exposure visits