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Shrama Vasana Fund :

Scholarships for over 55 students

Labour and Trade Union Relations Minister Ravindra Samaraweera said yesterday the government will explore the possibilities of strengthening the Shrama Vasana Fund to raise the standard of welfare services for the working population in Sri Lanka.

The Minister was speaking yesterday, at the ceremony to grant scholarships to 57 school-going children of employees who have either passed away or became disabled, while on official duties.

The scholarships were sponsored by the Shrama Vasana Fund, he said.

Accordingly, scholarships of Rs. 50,000 and gift vouchers of Rs. 200 were provided for 57 school-going children.

A token of appreciation was also presented to Meththananda Rupasinghe, who runs a printing press in Ampara, for destroying an expensive piece of equipment to save the life of a worker.

The Shrama Vasana Fund renders a great service for its beneficiaries. Therefore, the government will take measure to further strengthen the fund, he said.


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