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BFSU grants honorary doctorate to Sri Lankan president

By Wang Jinxue (People's Daily Online)

13:51, August 12, 2011

Chen Yulu, chancellor of Beijing Foreign Studies University, grants an honorary doctorate to President Mahinda Rajapaksa. (People's Daily Online/Wang Jinxue)

BEIJING – Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse visited Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) on the morning of Aug. 11 to receive an honorary doctorate, and he also announced the opening of the newly built Sri Lanka Research Center.

As the guest of honor, the president attended the ceremony to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the University and the Golden Jubilee of the Sinhala Language Department of its Asia-Africa School.

The president gave an introduction about the origin and development of the Sinhala language and said that learning Sinhala was very important to strengthen the relationship between China and Sri Lanka. He also mentioned that China’s contribution to Sri Lanka’s development is very evident through the projects being established throughout the country with China’s assistance.

The opening of the Sri Lanka Centre will enable Chinese students to study the Sinhala language and culture as well as to engage in research work for the progress of the language.

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