150 Sri Lankans get Mahatma Gandhi scholarship
Posted on February 21st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia

Colombo, February 21 (AIR): In Sri Lanka, 150 students from all 25 districts were awardedthe prestigious Mahatma Gandhi scholarships for study in India.

Sri Lankan education minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu gave the scholarships at a special ceremony held in Colombo on Wednesday.

This is the twelfth year in continuation that India has provided Mahatma Gandhi scholarships to bright students across Sri Lanka.

The minister appreciated the assistance provided by India including for the new trilingual school in Polonnaruwa and Saraswathy College in Kandy.

150 Sri Lankans get Mahatma Gandhi scholarship

Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu addressing the scholarship holders

He also thanked India for providing training to teachers in Sri Lanka. High commissioner of India said that it was special occasion where 150 Sri Lankan students were awarded the Mahatma Gandhi scholarships while the world is celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

He urged the students in Sri Lanka to connect with the youth of India and told them to take advantage of scientific and educational developments in India.

The high commissioner noted that India has recently launched a new Portal titled Study in India” and more than 25000 seats are earmarked in Indian Institutions for foreign students.

He expressed hope that Sri Lankan youth would make full use of the opportunities in India.

(The featured image at the top is that of Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu addressing the scholarship holders)

2 Responses to “150 Sri Lankans get Mahatma Gandhi scholarship”

  1. Christie Says:

    Good luck and best wishes to the students .

    Mahatma Gandhi most celebrated pedophile and Indian Colonial Parasite from South Africa.

    One of the most cunning and crafty Indian Parasite who took part with the British in butchering Zulus.

    To hell with him.

  2. Dilrook Says:

    Most beneficiaries may be externally displaced South Indians in Sri Lanka.

    India can serve them better by taking in 500,000 of them (and their offspring) as agreed in the Sirima-Shastri Pact of 1973.

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