Sri Lankan high commissioner in Dhaka Crisanthe De Silva called on University Grants Commission chairman Abdul Mannan in his office in Dhaka on Monday.
During the meeting, Crisanthe De Silva said the medical education imparted by Bangladeshi educational institutions was esteemed highly in Sri Lanka, said a UGC press release.
Crisanthe also stressed the need for fostering bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka along with other SAARC countries.
Chittagong Medical University vice-chancellor Mohammad Ismail Khan, USTC VC Probhat Chandra Barua, Professor Dil Afroza Begum, UGC members Akhtar Hossain, Shah Nowaz Ali and representatives from Health, Education and Foreign Affairs Ministry were present in the meeting.
They also discussed matters related to collection of additional fees for internship programmes from Sri Lankan medical students who had graduated from the University of Science and Technology Chittagong.
UGC chairman Mannan assured the Sri Lankan high commissioner of resolving the problems immediately and asked the USTC authority to provide the original certificates to the Sri Lankan students by September 20, 2018.
‘Otherwise, UGC will issue a public notice asking the neighbouring countries not to send their students in USTC for medical education,’ he warned.