India and Sri Lanka have come in terms together to sign a memorandum of understanding regarding further establishment of Nalanda University, which has made its comeback after decade’s time and has started academic activities in India. The MoU would facilitate Sri Lanka to take part in the Nalanda University Project. The two foreign secretaries of the two nations signed the MoU.
For the years 2015 to 2018, two countries have also agreed upon to sign agreement on the Programme of Cultural cooperation between the two countries. The memorandum would further see mutual cooperation in various fields such as performing arts, visual arts, libraries, museums, archives and cultural documentation, archaeology, handicrafts, publications and professional exchanges.
The agreements were signed by Culture Secretary Ravindra Singh and Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Mr. Sudharshan Seneviratne. The President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena is currently on diplomatic tour of India and the agreements are part of his tour. The agreements were signed after detailed talks between the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan president Srisena.