On Saturday, 22 February, the British Council officially declared open their 21st Annual Education UK Exhibition, under the patronage of the Chairperson of the University Grants Commission, Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama.
The Education UK Exhibition organised annually by the British Council is the largest British Education exhibition of this kind in Sri Lanka. This year, over 50 UK higher education providers participated in the exhibition, providing students and parents in Sri Lanka with a unique opportunity to explore the many UK study options available in country and in the UK. The exhibition that commenced on Saturday 22 February ran till Sunday 23 February at the Hilton Colombo and attracted thousands of students and parents.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama said, “I am honoured to be here today to officially declare open the Annual British Council Education UK Exhibition. This is the 21st year that this exhibition is being held in Sri Lanka, which is a great achievement. It also demonstrates the popularity, demand, and trust that Sri Lankan students and parents have in UK higher education.”
Keith Davies, British Council Country Director, said: “We have been hosting these UK-higher education exhibitions in Sri Lanka for over two decades. This strongly demonstrates the British Council’s commitment to work with the government to provide Sri Lankan students with a range of quality study options in the UK and in Sri Lanka, which will lead to a prestigious international recognised UK qualification.”
The UK remains a popular study destination and transnational education provider in Sri Lanka. There are currently over 8,000 Sri Lankans studying in the UK and a further 11,000 students study for a UK degree on local grounds.