Plans are underway to upgrade six local universities to the level of international universities.
The Ministry of Higher Education has decided to upgrade the six oldest universities out of the total of 15 universities in this country to the level of international universities.
The Moratuwa, Colombo, Kelaniya, Sri Jayawardenapura, Peradeniya and Ruhuna Universities will be upgraded under this programme.
The proposal in this connection was forwarded to the President by the Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayaka. The Ministry of Higher Education said that the President has already approved the proposal.