On August 25th, our program was visited by the Sri Lankan ambassador Mr. Jayantha Palipane.
Mr. Thor Asgeirsson, the UNU-FTP deputy director, and staff members Ms. Mary Frances Davidson and Mr. Stefán Úlfarsson greeted him.
The relationship between the program and the fishery sector of Sri Lanka is longstanding and has been very productive.
Altogether 21 fellows have participated in the six-months training program between 1999 and 2014.
Furthermore, UNU-FTP has conducted three in-country courses in Sri Lanka on important topics such as project management, vessel stability and safety in fishery harbours.
The program has also awarded two Sri Lankan fellows scholarships to go on to a Phd-level study in their field of expertice.
The Sri Lankan ambassador Mr. Jayantha Palipane
(second from right) was greeted by UNU-FTP staff.