Grade V scholarships for 20,000 students from this year | Daily News


Grade V scholarships for 20,000 students from this year

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam yesterday said the number of Grade Five Scholarship recipients will be increased to 20,000 from this year.

He was addressing a group of journalists in Kuliyapitiya yesterday.

Minister Kariyawasam said that these students will get their allowances till they finish their university education.

So far only 15,000 students receive allowances - Rs.500 per month. This amount will be increased to Rs.750 from this year.

Meanwhile, about 4,766 labourers of the Education Ministry will have revised names of posts in their service categories.

Hereafter, they will be identified as service assistants, not as sanitary labourers, ministry sources said.

Ministry Secretary M.N.Ranasinghe has taken steps to rename the posts as per the instructions of Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.


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