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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9.17 GMT

Pakistan announces educational scholarships for Sri Lankan youth


The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka invites applications for award of Jinnah Scholarship from deserving Sri Lankan students pursuing their studies at O Levels and A Levels.

The Government of Pakistan is awarding Jinnah Scholarships for Sri Lanka O/A level students for past 9 years through Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka.

The scholarships are named after the great statesman and leader of the Sub Continent, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who is the founder of Pakistan.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of a strict criteria involving merit and need for financial assistance. Under this programme, each successful student receives stipend of SL Rs. 24,000 as assistance for one year to pursue their studies.

The Government of Pakistan is awarding the Jinnah Educational Scholarships since 2005 and so far over 1000 Sri Lankan Students have benefited from this scheme. During the past 9 years, approximately Rs. 35 Million worth of scholarships have been awarded for promoting the Sri Lankan youth and the education sector in Sri Lanka.

During year 2013 the Government of Pakistan awarded SL Rs. 3 million worth of educational scholarships to 150 bright Sri Lankan O/L and A/L students under Jinnah Educational Scholarship programme.





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