President Ranil Wickremesinghe has directed the commencement of a scholarship programme through the President’s Fund for students currently pursuing their G.C.E. Advanced Level studies.

Guided by president’s secretary Saman Ekanayake, the commencement of this scholarship programme became effective yesterday (01).

To ensure comprehensive coverage, a meticulous plan has been devised to select 50 students from each of the 100 educational zones spanning the entirety of the island.

This initiative aims to furnish scholarships amounting to Rs. 6,000 per month for a total of 5,000 deserving students.

Significantly, in the preceding year, the President’s Fund successfully facilitated scholarships for 3000 students over 24 months.

In 2022-23, eligibility criteria for applying for these scholarships include being a first-time participant in the G.C.E O/L Examination, passing the examination, and qualifying for Advanced Level studies.

The applicant must be a student enrolled in a government school or a non-fee levying private school.

The basic eligibility criteria for application include a monthly family income not exceeding Rs. 100,000.

Application forms and pertinent details for this scholarship opportunity are available for download on the official websites of the Presidential Secretariat (, President’s Fund ( and the President’s Media Division (

Applicants are requested to submit duly filled applications to the principal of the school where they undertook the GCE O/L examination.

The success of this programme is contingent on the cooperation and support of students and principals alike, and the President’s Fund earnestly anticipates their active involvement in ensuring the success of this endeavour.


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