India gives LKR 300 million as grant for upgrading nine Lankan plantation schools
Posted on February 21st, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia

Out of US$ 3.5 billion in Indian development assistance, US$ 560 million are a grant.

India gives LKR 300 million as grant for upgrading nine Lankan plantation schools

Colombo, February 21 (newsin.asia): A Memorandum of Understanding for upgrading infrastructure in the plantation schools in Sri Lanka was signed by Acting High Commissioner of India Vinod. K. Jacob and, Secretary, Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka Mr. N.H.M. Chithrananda in Colombo on February 20.

The project envisages upgrading infrastructure of 9 plantation schools as identified by Government of Sri Lanka under an Indian grant assistance of LKR 300 million. It includes 6 schools in the plantation sectors of Central Province and one each in Uva, Sabaragamuwa and Southern Provinces.

The Government of India has been implementing several projects in the field of education island-wide, deepening India-Sri Lanka cooperation in the education sector. Construction and renovation of many school buildings in the Northern Province is also being undertaken under Indian grant assistance. New school buildings in five schools were simultaneously handed over to the people of Sri Lanka on 15 January 2020.

India has constructed the largest University auditorium in Sri Lanka at the Ruhuna University. The Indian High Commissioner’s Gold Medals for the best performing students in the fields of Pharmacy, Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science at Ruhuna University were instituted in January 2020.

India has also established a Faculty of Agriculture and Engineering in Kilinochchi campus of Jaffna University. In addition, India offers 750 scholarships annually to the Sri Lankan students to study for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral studies in India and Sri Lanka.

These projects are in continuation of Government of India’s people-oriented development cooperation with Government of Sri Lanka. India’s overall commitment of development assistance to Sri Lanka stands at a total of around US$ 3.5 billion and among these, US$ 560 million under grants.

(The picture at the top shows Acting High Commissioner of India Vinod. K. Jacob and, Secretary, Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka N.H.M. Chithrananda, Development Counselor Manjunath Chenneerappa and other officials)

2 Responses to “India gives LKR 300 million as grant for upgrading nine Lankan plantation schools”

  1. aloy Says:

    If India wants to treat upcountry tamils in a special way let them take all of them back to India and do that.

    A grant is a gift?. How can India overlook her own citizens and donate so much of money to SL which has an overall higher standards of living, unless they have some hidden agenda.

    Does the man standing there know that even to take part in foreign funded projects from ME, our local consultants/contractors have to go through Indian companies?. This sort of things has happened because of these secys (the Admin guys).

  2. aloy Says:

    Bumiputhras are considered second class citizens in our own country while Kallathonies and Indian slaves are being given gifts. Not only the Soudi funded projects ADB ones also are the same; we have to go through the Indians to work in them.

    I like to ask GOSL, in what way we are not qualified?. And I like to tell those in IESL, SSESL and other engineering bodies to get together and fight against the Indian aggression like the GMOA does. If the parties that have ruled us thus far after independence could not do anything for the Bumiputhras, then they have to get together and throw all the politicos out lock stock and barrel.

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