Sri Lanka Government is planning to setup a university in Nuwara Eliya and another university in Diyathalawa area.
Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena said the Sri Lanka Forestry Institute in the picturesque location of Sandathenna in the NuwaraEliya district would be developed as a fully-fledged campus offering courses for both local and foreign students.
He told that he visited the institute recently and explored the possibility of elevating it to the status of a university and that a separate campus would be set up in the Nuwara-Eliya district on a block of land belonging to Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.
“Ceylon Workers Congress leader, Minister Arumugam Thondaman requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to set up a university in NuwaraEliya but instead our government will set up two in the district,” the higher education minister said.
He said the Mapping and Surveying Institute in Diyatalawa would be upgraded as a fully-fledged university assisted by the Higher Education Ministry.