(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday(28), to renovate Saraswathy College, Pusselawa located in Kandy District of Sri Lanka.
The MoU was signed by H. E. Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka and Mr. Sunil Hettiarachchi, Secretary, Ministry of Education at an event held at the High Commission of India, Colombo, with the participation of senior officials of Government of Sri Lanka.
The renovation of the college will be done using a grant of SLR 96 million from the Government of India. The project includes construction of a new buildings to accommodate Science Labs, Lecture Halls and teachers’ quarters; repair and renovation of existing buildings including parapet and retaining walls; provision of office & ICT equipment, furniture etc as well as full renovation of the school playground.
This project is in continuation of Government of India’s efforts to assist and cooperate with government of Sri Lanka in the field of Education including renovation of schools, provision of IT and Scientific Laboratory equipment to schools, organizing English language and other training programs, apart from granting scholarships to Sri Lankan students to pursue their studies in Sri Lanka and in India.