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Japanese award for UGC Chief

University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunga was conferred ‘The Order of the Rising Sun’ by the Japanese Government. The award ceremony was held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Sri Dharmavijayaloka Vihara in Rukmale in Pannipitiya on Saturday (22). “The Order of the Rising Sun” is conferred by the Emperor of Japan on foreign nationals who have made distinguished contributions to enhance friendly relations with Japan. President Rajapaksa after receiving the award from Sri Jayewardenepura University Alumni Association Chairman W.K.H. Wegapitiya and Japanese Ambassador Mizukoshi Hideaki presented it to Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunga. Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne delivered the keynote address. Sri Jayewardenepura University Chancellor Most Ven.Ittapana Dhammalankara Thera presented a memento to Japanese Ambassador Mizukoshi Hideaki to mark his visit. W.K.H. Wegapitiya and Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, presented a memento to the President. Picture by President’s Media Division


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