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Extension granted for “Presidential Scholarship Programme 2024/25” application deadline

March 18, Colombo (LNW): The President’s Media Division has announced an extension of the application deadline for the “Presidential Scholarship Programme 2024/25” until April 01.

Under the guidance of President Ranil Wickremesinghe and President’s Secretary Mr. Saman Ekanayake, this initiative by the President’s Fund aims to support students facing economic challenges in pursuing their education.

Responding to numerous requests, the extension provides more time for eligible students to submit their applications for consideration.

Zonal education directors have disseminated information about the programme to principals, divisional secretaries, and Grama Niladhari Officers, encouraging parents to inquire and submit application forms through school principals.

Furthermore, according to directives from the Secretary to the Ministry of Education, scholarships will be allocated to each school based on student numbers, with the Regional Director of Education determining the distribution within their regions.

School principals are instructed to form selection committees to choose scholarship recipients from April 1, 2024, based on allocated scholarships.

Following the selection process, details of eligible recipients will be submitted to the President’s Fund by the Ministry of Education for scholarship distribution over the next 12 months, starting April 2024.

The programme aims to support 100,000 students from Grade 01 to Grade 11 across Sri Lanka’s 10,126 schools, with an allocated budget of Rs. 3600 million from the President’s Fund.

Selected recipients are required to open joint bank accounts at designated branches of Bank of Ceylon, People’s Bank, or National Savings Bank, with initial deposits facilitated by the respective banks.

For further information, individuals are encouraged to visit the official Facebook page of the President’s Fund at

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