The first intake of Chinese students who have enrolled in the Master of Economics degree program offered by the Department of Economics at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura has arrived in Sri Lanka. Their arrival, which took place from 28th July 2023 to 31st July 2023, marks the beginning of a new academic adventure for these aspiring scholars. The arrival of these students signifies a noticeable milestone in the growing educational ties between Sri Lanka and the globe. These students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich academic and cultural environment of Sri Lanka while pursuing their advanced studies in economics. The Master of Economics degree program offered by the Department of Economics, renowned for its comprehensive curriculum promises to equip these students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the field of economics. By choosing to pursue their studies in Sri Lanka, these students have demonstrated their commitment to broadening their horizons and embracing a global perspective. In an ongoing pursuit of excellence, the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is dedicated to cultivating individuals who possess a distinctive combination of theoretical knowledge and practical expertise. This unique blend of skills aims to set them apart from the competition in the realm of high-paying job opportunities, positioning them as genuine contenders in the race for employment success. During their arrival, the Chinese students were warmly welcomed by the academic staff and officials. They were greeted with open arms and provided with all the necessary support to ensure a smooth transition into their new academic environment. As the students embark on this new academic journey, they will undoubtedly contribute to the vibrant academic atmosphere of Sri Lanka. Their presence will not only enrich the learning experience for their fellow students but also foster a deeper understanding of the Sri Lankan community, the country’s historical landmarks, local cuisine, etc.