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Schols for migrant workers’ children in WP

The Western Province Programme of the Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony for children of Sri Lankan expatriates employed abroad organised by the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau will be held at Temple Trees under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa tomorrow (14).

Scholarship awards worth Rs. 18,505,000 will be presented to 734 children at this ceremony.

A batch of 175 children who passed the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination will receive a total amount of Rs. 3,500,000 at Rs. 20,000 each while a batch of 456 children who had passed the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination will receive a total of Rs. 11,400,000 at Rs. 25,000 each and a batch of 103 children who gained university entrance will receive a total of Rs. 3,605,000 at Rs. 35,000 each.

In the last year, the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau awarded scholarships worth Rs. 87,265,000 to 3,489 children of expatriate workers, covering all nine provinces. This scholarship programme has been in operation for the last 23 years since 1996. The total number of scholarships awarded to 44,832 children during this period amounted to Rs. 897,425,000.


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