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Scholarships to children of war heroes

Dec 7, 2010 4:40:29 AM - itnnews.lk

Children of the families of war heroes have been granted scholarships worth 20 million rupees.

The scholarships were presented at the auditorium of the Colombo Defence Services school under the patronage of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. 98 children of war heroes who laid down their lives and disabled soldiers were presented with scholarships.

Children from Grade 1 to 5 received 20,000 rupees each and children from Grade 6 to 9 were granted financial assistance amounting to 30,000 rupees each. The function was organized under the guidance of President of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Defence Ministry Ayoma Rajapaksa. The Presidents of the Seva Vanitha Units of the Police and the Security forces were also present.