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President’s Fund Introduces New Scholarship Programs for Monks, Nuns, and ICT Students

May 08, Colombo (LNW): In accordance with President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s directives, the President’s Fund has expanded its scholarship initiatives, unveiling two new programs to complement ongoing efforts.

Starting from May 2024, these scholarships will be accessible to monks, nuns, and lay students enrolled in Piriven and Seelamatha Educational Institutions, as well as those pursuing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at G.C.E. (Advanced Level).

A total of 822 Piriven and Seelamatha Educational Institutions nationwide will benefit from scholarship distribution, with six scholarships allocated per institution. Selection of recipients will be the prerogative of the Parivenadhipathi Thero/Institution Director.

The scholarships will be offered in two categories, with an allocation of 5,000 scholarships for lay scholars. Under the first category, recipients will receive Rs. 3,000 monthly for 12 months, starting May 2024. The second category entails Rs. 6,000 per month for a duration of 24 months.

Prospective applicants can access further details and application forms on the official website of the President’s Fund,, and its Facebook page, Application instructions will also be published in the Government Gazette on May 10, 2024.

Applicants must submit completed forms to the Parivenadhipathi/Head of Institute by May 22, 2024. Selected recipients’ names will then be forwarded to the Ministry of Education via the Regional Assistant Director of Education (Piriwen).

This initiative, supported by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka, underscores the President’s commitment to educational advancement, particularly in ICT studies for G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination candidates.

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