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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - 11:32
Honorary doctorate to PM from Deakin University
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was awarded an honorary doctorate from Australia's Deakin University at its autumn graduation held today in Geelong, Australia.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe was recognized for significant contributions in reforms in economy, education and human rights in Sri Lanka.

Introducing the Prime Minister , Vice Chancellor and President of Deakin University Professor Jane den Hollander said that  the Prime Minister’s  significant achievements include, restoring full-time electricity, rejuvenating the ailing economy, breaking down the many ethnic barriers in the country, and galvanizing the goodwill and the financial support of the international community for Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will also meet with the governor of Victoria Linda Dessau and then head to Canberra for a reception with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to commemorate 70 years of Australian-Sri Lankan diplomatic relations.

 

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