(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The ‘Methsarana Scholarships Pragramme’ to provide scholarships for school children who were affected by the Meethotamulla landslide, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, today (16).
The Scholarships Pragramme is implemented with the support of the “Let’s Protect Children” National Programme, sponsored by the Ministry of Urban Development & Water Supply, the National Savings Bank and AIA Insurance Sri Lanka.
During this event, 107 scholarships each worth Rs 25,000 were presented to children who are below the age of 18 years, and symbolizing this initiative the President awarded 10 scholarships to the school children.
A book titled ‘Sathsarageth Damsarageth Aluth Avurudu Gamana’ written by the student Kesara Chamidu Hewasinghe was presented to the President by the student.
Minister of Urban Development and Water Supply, Rauff Hakeem, State Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Ministry Secretary, Sarath Chandrasiri Vithana and others participated on this occasion.