President Proposes ADB To Establish International University On Climate Change In Sri Lanka

Kalana Krishantha

October 2, 2022


President Ranil Wickremesinghe proposed to establish an International University on Climate Change in
Sri Lanka with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in order to enable students from any
country in the world to engage in educational activities, the President Media Division (PMD) announced.
According to PMD, President Wickremesinghe made this proposal during a meeting with the President
of the Asian Development Bank Masatsugu Asakawa, held on September 30, at the Asian Development
Bank Headquarters in Manila, Philippine.
“The ADB President welcomed President Wickremesinghe upon his arrival at the ADB
Headquarters.President Wickremesinghe, who expressed his gratitude to the President of the Asian
Development Bank for the emergency assistance provided to Sri Lanka in the past, discussed the further
strengthening of the long-standing relationship between Sri Lanka and the ADB.
The ADB President assured President Ranil Wickremesinghe that he would continue to cooperate with
Sri Lanka.”, PMD said in a statement.
“President Wickremesinghe also briefed the President of the Asian Development Bank on Sri Lanka’s
engagement with the International Monetary Fund.”, PMD says According to Global Climate Risk Index by Germanwatch, Sri Lanka can be considered as one of the most vulnerable countries for climate change related natural disasters.