RNA – The dean of al-Mustafa International University, Ayatollah Alireza Arafi, met with the vice-chancellor of University of Ruhuna Professor Gamini Senanayake in Qom on Sunday, April 29.
During the meeting, Ayatollah Arafi presented a report on the activities of al-Mustafa International University saying, “All religious and academic centres in the world must pay special attention to major issues that mankind is faced with in present world.”
The dean of al-Mustafa International University further asserted that al-Mustafa is determined to establish and promote interfaith dialogue among religions as one of its main priorities.
“The academic and religious centres, in addition to creating a unified scientific front, need to make serious effort for promoting scientific and cultural ties among nations,” he said.
Professor Gamini Senanayake, the vice-chancellor of University of Ruhuna in Sri Lanka also expressed his willingness to expand cooperation with al-Mustafa University adding, “My trip to Iran and visit to al-Mustafa International University helped me from a true image of Iran since there’s so much negative propaganda against Iran in the Western media.”
According to Abna he noted, “The University of Ruhuna is ready to expand its cooperation with Iranian academic centres in a bid to increase its effectiveness in different scientific fields.”
In the end, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Ayatollah Arafi and Professor Gamini Senanayake to develop ties between the two academic centres.
The University of Ruhuna is a public university in Matara, southern Sri Lanka.