The Ministry of Higher Education granted scholarships to 197 University lecturers to continue their higher studies in foreign universities. The government has allocated 600 million rupees for this scholarships programme.
Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayake said that university lecturers would be given higher education opportunities under the government's programme to make Sri Lanka Asia's knowledge hub.
He said that six universities would be developed unto the international level and higher education opportunities would be expanded.