He is due to leave for Australia tomorrow, and will stay in Melbourne for three days, during which period he will take part in several academic sessions of Deakin University and will also attend a business forum.
Bodyguards and sources close to him say the PM put in much effort to the thesis in the past six months and engaged in it past midnight on many days. The no. three university in Australia, Deakin University is ranked high among world universities. This will be the first time a serving Sri Lankan leader obtains a doctorate from such a high ranking university.