President Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to allocate funds through the President’s Fund to offer scholarships to students who have passed their G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination and are eligible for the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination.
Accordingly, 30 students will be selected from one education zone for the scholarship programme and 2970 students total from all 99 education zones will be eligible.
Those eligible for the scholarship will be granted a monthly allowance of Rs. 5000 for their Advanced Level studies for two years.
Eligible students will be selected through newspaper advertisements immediately after the results of this year’s OLs Examination.
Saman Ekanayake the President’s Secretary has instructed the Secretary of the Ministry of Education to inform the Provincial Education Directors, Regional Education Directors and School Principals regarding the programme.