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Srilankan Medical Students celebrate "Sinhala-Hindu New year" in Russia

Kursk State Medical University is one of the prestigious medical universities in Russia. It is sponsored by the Russian Government and founded in 1935. Kursk State Medical University is the First University in Russia to begin Graduate and Undergraduate programs in English Medium. It won the 2004 Gold Medal for the Best Medical University in Russia. KSMU is recognized by WHO, BMC, EU and the Srilankan Medical Council.

Cultural ShowDuring its existence KSMU has trained more than 25,000 highly qualified specialists, physicians, Pharmacists, Social workers, Technologists, who successfully work not only in Russia, but all around the world including Morocco, Lebanon, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Africa, Europe and USA.

Annually over 500 students are admitted to 12 faculties, 70 departments of the University.
Presently over 150 Srilankan students are registered and studying in this university.

The Sri Lankan Cultural Show is a yearly event that is exclusively presented by the Sri Lanakan students of KSMU. It is an event that symbolizes the unity and integrity shared by all of them.
Like every year, 2004 Cultural Show was held on 11th April 2004 with full of surprises and colorful programs. The fusion of Sri Lankan traditions and customs with Russian traditions was one of the most extravagant displays of professionalism in theatrical fields. It proved that doctors graduating from KSMU are not just confined to medicine alone but are good at a number of other fields.

Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russian Federation, His Excellency U. B. Wijekoon, visited Kursk State Medical University for the grand celebrations of Sinhalese and Hindu New Year. Honorable Ambassador's wife Mrs. Mallika Wijekoon was also present on this auspicious occasion.
The show was an excellent demonstration of the serenity, sovereignty and secularism of the Sri Lankan students bring with them from home.

The Ambassador his Excellency, was conversing with the srilankan students, KSMU administration and was very happy about the quality of education and services provided by KSMU to Srilankan students.

Picture above captured after a presenting a Souvenir to the Ambassador His Excellency and shown from left to right Vice Dean of Junior foreign students KSMU - Mrs. Larisa Vasilevna, Mrs. Mallika Wijekoon, Ambassador His Excellency - U.B. Wijekoon, Dean of the foreign students KSMU - Prof. Severyanova L.A , Srilankan Representative - Mr. Yasoba N. Atukorale and the Vice Dean of Senior foreign Students - Prof. Galina Nikalovna.

According to the Srilankan Representative of the University, Mr.Yasoba N. Atukorale students of Srilankan in KSMU celebrate not only Sinhala-Tamil New Year, but Wesak, Christmas, Ramazan, Deepawali together with other International Students who study at KSMU.

KSMU has started registration prospective students for the 2004/2005. Minimum qualifications to enter the Medical Faculty are 3 Credit passes from GCE A/L in Biology Scheme. Minimum Qualifications to entrance to Premedical Faculty are successful O/L's.

Further Mr.Atukorale mentioned that all details and schedules of KSMU are available at www.ksmu.info and www.infolanka.com/ksmu. Also the prospective students are welcome to contact the Srilankan Representative directly on ...................

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22nd "Sunday Leader"
29th "Sunday Observer"

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