A constructive virtual meeting between Vice Chancellor of University of Colombo and Rector of Anadolu University, Eskisehir coordinated by the Embassy of Sri Lanka, Ankara paved the way to establish links between the University of Colombo and Anadolu University. During the virtual meeting Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne and the Rector of Anadolu University, Prof. Dr. Fuat Erdal explored possibility to conduct joint research projects and exchanged views on student and academic exchange programmes.

Ambassador M.R. Hassen and the Heads of Faculties M.R. Hasssenentions of joint projects, student exchange programmes and academic staff exchangges sity of Colombo ...Mr. K. A. S. Edward, Registrar, Senior Professor Lasantha Manawadu, Dean of Faculty of Arts,  Professor Pradeep Dharmadhasa, Dean of Faculty of Management and Finance, Senior Professor Upul Sonnadara, Dean of Faculty of Science, Dr. Sampath Punchihewa, Dean of Faculty of Law, Dr. Sashika Manoratne, Director of International Office, Professor Sirimal Abeyratne, Head of Department of Economics, Dr. Shashine Thenabadhu, Head of Department of English Language Teaching, Ms. Tharanga Dassanayake, Senior Assistant Registrar of International Office and Ms. Kalhari Perera, Coordinator of International office and Vice Dean, Prof. Dr. İbrahim KAYA and Director of International Relations, Prof. Dr. Bilge Kağan Ozdemir joined the discussion..

Eskişehir Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences, founded in 1958, formed the basis of Anadolu University. The University is among the largest universities not only in Turkey, but also in the world. Situated in the center of Eskişehir, which is well-known as a city of science, culture and youth, its campus houses 12 faculties (undergraduate level) - three of which offer distance education, 3 applied schools – one of which is of music and drama, 2 vocational schools (associate level), 6 graduate schools – four of which are graduate and postgraduate level, and 30 research centers.

The University of Colombo the oldest University in Sri Lanka. Specialized in the fields of natural, social, and applied sciences as well as mathematics, computer sciences, and law. It is ranked among the top 10 universities in South Asia. The University of Colombo was founded in 1921 as University College Colombo, affiliated to the University of London. Degrees were issued to its students from 1923 onwards. The university traces its roots to 1870 when the Ceylon Medical School was established. University of Colombo has produced notable alumni in the fields of science, law, economics, business, literature, and politics.