Reiterating his commitment to ensuring that no child in the country will suffer, President Ranil Wickremesinghe announced that a better country will be created for the children of Sri Lanka within the next 5-10 years.

President Wickremesinghe made these remarks while addressing the ceremony for the awarding of Presidential scholarships held yesterday (19) at the Temple Trees.

Noting that the Aswesuma program was implemented to provide income support to the people, while the Urumaya program was implemented to secure land rights, President Wickremesinghe said that the launch of the Presidential Education Scholarship Program was aimed at ensuring educational opportunities for children.

In 2022 (2023), 60 G.C.E. Advanced Level students from each of the 100 education zones will be selected to receive educational scholarships, totalling 6,000 students. Each student will receive LKR 6,000 per month for a period of two years. These scholarships will be provided from March 2024 until the completion of their G.C.E. Advanced Level studies.

Additionally, following the concept of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, a scholarship program is being implemented for students from grade 1 to grade 11, covering all 10,126 schools across the island.

Scholarships allocated to each school depend on its student enrolment, ranging from a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 22 scholarships per school. Beginning from April 2024, educational scholarships from the President’s Fund will be provided to 100,000 students, amounting to Rs. 3,000 per child per month for 12 months.

Symbolizing the awarding of scholarships, 5,108 students received scholarships and awards today. President Ranil Wickremesinghe also participated in the ceremony, symbolically presenting the scholarships

Subsequently, the President visited the scholarship recipients to inquire about their backgrounds and achievements.

 

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