Higher education scholarships for ninety-three Trinco students

[TamilNet, Sunday, 01 June 2003, 00:47 GMT]
Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian (TNA) Mr.R.Sampanthan participating as the chief guest at the Mahapola higher education scholarship-awarding event held in Trincomalee Saturday appealed to the Sri Lankan government to formulate a scheme immediately to admit all qualified students for higher education to universities the same year, sources said.

Mr.Sampanthan said at present students who are qualified for higher education passing GCE advanced level examination are able to enter universities only after idling for one to two years. This waste of precious resources happens only in Sri Lanka, added Mr.Sampanthan.

Trinco scholarships
Parliamentarian Mr.K.M.Thowfeek lighting the traditional oil lamp inaugurating the Mahapola scholarship event in Trincomalee while parliamentarians Sampanthan, K.Thurairetnasingham , M.K.A.De S Gunawardene and Government Agent Mr.Nelumdeniya look on


Ninety-three students in Trincomalee district were awarded Mahapola scholarship to follow higher education in universities in the island.

Mahapola scholarship scheme was launched in 1981, twenty-three years ago by the late Minister Mr. Lalith Athulathmudali in the then UNP government to provide monetary assistance to students who come from poor families to follow higher education in universities and other higher seats of learning, sources said.

Trinco scholarships
Parliamentarian Sampanthan gives Mahalpola scholarship award to a winning student


In 1981 only 421 students were awarded Mahapola scholarships in the country. In the year 2003 about 8500 students have been awarded with Mahapola scholarship, Trincomalee District Government Agent Mr.N.H.K.Nelumdeniya said in his welcome address at the event held at Trincomalee Rajkeeya Vidyaloka College.

Trincomalee district parliamentarian Mr.K.M.Thowfeek, one of the chief guests at the occasion said yesterday's children were today's youths. They are tomorrow's leaders. Therefore the youths should prepare themselves to lead the country towards prosperity with a sense of responsibility. They should not allow themselves to be misled by vicious forces, he stressed.

Trinco scholarships
a section of Trincomalee students who were awarded with Mahapola sholarship for higher education


Peoples Alliance parliamentarian Mr.M.K.A.De.S de S. Gunawardene and NE Provincial Education Ministry Secretary Mr.R.Thiagalingam also spoke.

Guests present at the event handed Mahapola scholarships to qualified students.

 

Latest 15 Reports
20.06.18 11:52  
Wigneswaran's secretary accuses SL Presidential Secretariat of dodging land release in North
19.06.18 18:33   Photo
SL military stationed in 6,275 acres of public and private lands in Vaakarai, Batticaloa
18.06.18 23:05  
Occupying SL Police in Jaffna again blamed for dodging action on criminal policemen
17.06.18 23:51   Photo
SL policemen fire to kill Tamil man at Church premises in Mallaakam, Jaffna
16.06.18 20:31  
US naval, seismic partnerships with genocidal Sri Lanka bring miseries to Eezham Tamils in Trincomalee
15.06.18 21:07   Photo
Swiss ruling, a precedent-setting victory for Right of Self-Determination oriented freedom fighters
14.06.18 20:03  
Only an international investigation would establish truth on enforced disappeared
13.06.18 22:37   Photo
Colombo schemes Sinhala military-led industrialisation of KKS exploiting geopolitics
12.06.18 19:49   Photo
Mannaar mass grave could be from early 1990s, shocking details emerge
11.06.18 14:38  
Sirisena yet to revoke Gazette notification of Colombo's seizure of Champoor lands
10.06.18 19:14  
Tamil families caught in dilemma of transferring lands in Seruvila, Trincomalee
09.06.18 19:04  
SL military attempts to rout out Tamil shop owners in Ampaa'rai village
08.06.18 18:17  
131 Sinhala Buddhist installations crop up in North after 2009: NPC
07.06.18 13:56   Photo
Encroaching Sinhala monk receives official recognition from SL Archaeology Department
06.06.18 18:13  
Occupying SL military forged land documents with fake signatures: landowners
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=9103