Students establish Sri Lankan connection

Plan B, La Trobe University Student Planners’ Association, members travelling to Sri Lanka this week will celebrate the establishment of a new international partnership with the Sri Lanka Young Planners’ Forum. The partnership will be formalised at Moratuwa University, Colombo, this Thursday at,  4:30pm (Colombo time) with an evening event including traditional Sri Lankan food, drink, entertainment and a friendly cricket match between the locals and the visiting Australian students

Sri-Lanka_outside1a-standardPlan B Vice President Robert Kretschmer said ‘a number of Plan B members have already worked on projects in Sri Lanka with young planners from Moratuwa University, Colombo, as part of the La Trobe University Urban, Rural and Environmental planning course. This partnership allows us to work together to build on that connection and to set up a dialogue on local and international planning and development issues’

Shalini Mariyathas, Convener of the Young Planners Forum of the Institute of Town Planners Sri Lanka said ‘We will be creating some new opportunities for collaboration between students, the universities and our communities. We also aim to contribute to the friendly, supportive environment created to welcome visiting students to and from each of the universities on exchanges’.

This new international relationship is an initiative of Plan B – La Trobe University Student Planners’ Association and the Sri Lanka Young Planners Forum. Plan B aims to engage itself with the wider Bendigo and La Trobe University communities in planning for sustainable futures for our cities and regions.

 Plan B and Sri Lanka Young Planners Forum members at Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) in February 2010








For more information please contact Robert on 0402 233 358 or email
Plan B appreciates the support of the La Trobe University, Bendigo Student Association