Minister Dilan Perera has said that the Government has launched many programmes to uplift the families of migrant workers. He said the Government appreciated the services of these workers in building the country similar to the contributions made by war heroes to protect the country.
The Minister was speaking at a ceremony at the Upcountry Arts Society Auditorium in Kandy. It was organised to award scholarships to children of migrant workers registered with the Foreign Employment Bureau. 472 children who succeeded in the Grade Five scholarship and the G.C.E. Ordinary and Advanced Level Examinations were awarded scholarships.