Wijesundara Semasinghe

Wijesundara SemasingheDr Wijesundara Semasinghe is Vice President, Sri Lanka, Global University for Lifelong Learning.

Dr Semasinghe started his professional career as a science teacher and has held a variety of positions ranging from Lecturer and Principal of Government Teacher Training Schools, Commissioner of Local Government, Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Local Government and Health and finally Chief Secretary of the North Central Province. He is currently a member of the University Council of Rajarata University, Sri Lanka, Member of the International Health Federation ( UK ) and a Member of the International Union of Local Authorities.

Wijesundara observes: “Sri Lanka has a well established academic system but there are many people in our villages who are highly skilled in agricultural and indigenous systems who do not have the opportunity to acquire recognized qualifications. SAAGG and GULL are both concerned about disadvantaged groups and together, they will be able to support and confer internationally recognized certificates, diplomas and degrees at genuinely affordable cost. “

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