Confucius Institute of the University of Colombo Sri Lanka
Confucius Institute is named after the great ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius of over 2500 years ago. Confucius himself had been endeavoring through his whole life in constructing a world of universal harmony and “attempting the impossible”. He claimed the ideology that “harmony is most precious” and “within the four seas all men are brothers”.
The main objective of this Institute is to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and proficiency in Chinese language and culture. Besides, this Institute will provide also opportunities to scholars who desire to engage in researches in numerous other related areas of study connected to these two countries. Though Confucius himself was humble enough to declare that he is not an innovator, but only a transmitter of the age old Chinese tradition and morals, the grateful Chinese people hold him in very high esteem as a great saint-like teacher who served as the resourceful fountain and spring of the whole Chinese culture: its language, philosophy, morals, education, politics and so on. In fact, the Chinese people very reverentially consider him as the epitome of the whole of Chinese practical cultural life.
His Excellency Yi Xianliang
It is my great pleasure to issue this message on the occasion of the Opening of the Confucius Institute in the …