May 10, 2018

Victorious young scientists awarded scholarships

The Education Ministry has taken measures to award scholarships to the students who had won gold medals at the 25th International Young Scientists contest held in Belgrade, Serbia.

Based on the directive of the Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, these students will receive a grant of Rs. 3000 per month for two years.

A ceremony to felicitate these students who brought fame to the country, was held at the Education Ministry yesterday.

Addressing this ceremony, the minister said it was very satisfactory that these students would receive the opportunity to pursue their higher education at foreign universities.

He also expressed hope that the developed skills and knowledge gathered by these students would be used for the betterment of the country.

This competition drew contestants from 60 countries, while Samashi Vihanga Munaweera from Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, Savindi Senanayake from Kandy Girls High School and Rakindu Wickramaratne from Nalanda College, Colombo represented Sri Lanka.

All three of them won gold medals at the poster competition.

They had also succeeded in winning the silver and bronze medals in the research paper presentation.