A document tabled by Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake in Parliament, stated there were opportunities for nearly 1,292 foreign students to study in local universities.
If further stated that a quota of 0.5 percent had been allocated for foreign students in local universities. However, qualified foreign students or migrated Sri Lankan students have not applied for other subject streams except for medical science.
The document further stated that there were vacancies for 41 foreign students in the Medical Science faculty, 3 for Dental Surgury, 62 for Engineering, 57 for Bio Science and 11 for Computer Science.
The Minister tabled the documents in response to a question raised by DNA MP Anura Dissanayake.