Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona Met president Tian Hongqi of the Central South University (CSU), Changsha, Hu’nan and discussed additional placements for Sri Lankan students at the CSU and the possibility of establishing a high tech branch in Sri Lanka. The CSU is renowned for its work in minerals, transportation networks, medical and information technology, etc. 

President Tian said that the CSU will support the proposed branch in teacher resources and project design etc. Mrs. Tian also mentioned that CSU provides financial support from four different sources for overseas students. From the Chinese government, the overseas local government, companies and the university itself. They would welcome students from Sri Lanka coming to study at the Central South University. – Sri Lanka Embassy – Beijing