Ms. B. Sakunthala Dilrukshi undergraduate of the Department of English in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has been selected to participate in JENESYS 2017, SAARC the 1st Batch: Economic Cooperation which was organized by the JICE or Japan International Cooperation Center in Japan. The program was held in several cities of Japan such as Tokyo and Fukushima from 27th of November to 5th of December 2017 with the participation of representatives from all the SAARC countries. About 11 university students and 4 high school students with a supervisor from each country participated in the program. The main objective of the program was to promote the knowledge of the economic cooperation in Japan among the other SAARC countries and develop the bond between all. Various programs such as lectures, visits and workshops were done related to the theme. At the end of the program each participant was awarded with the JENESYS Participation Certificate under the inspection of the JICE and all the embassies of the SAARC countries.
Ms. B. Sakunthala Dilrukshi was first nominated by the university as the applicant from USJP considering her victory at the all Island Japanese Speech Contest 2017 and the background of the overall Japanese language education. After that, the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka had conducted an interview for all the applicants and based on the performance at the interview one or two applicants from each university were selected.