PhD doctorate conferred on Rajitha

By Don Asoka Wijewardena

The St. Petersburg Fundamental International Educational Institute in Russia has conferred an Honorary PhD in Political Science on Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Rajitha Senaratne. Senartne is the only Sri Lankan recipient of such a Doctorate.

Senaratne received his education at Ananda and Nalanda Colleges.

In 1971 he entered the Peradeniya University and in 1974 passed out as a dental surgeon.

]Between 1971 and 1973 he was the General Secretary of the Inter-University Student Federation and held the position of General Secretary of the Government Dentists’ Association from 1975 to 1989.

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