Addressing a meeting held at the Watareka Junior School, the minister said this was enabled after the number scholarships has been increased from 15 thousand to 25 thousand in the 2015 budget proposals. At the same time, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said during the budget speech that the current Year-5 scholarship grant of 500 rupees will be increased upto 1,500 rupees. Minister Gunawardana said that Year-5 scholarship recipients will be paid the new study grant with effect from the month of January next year.
The Education Ministry says the Grade 5 scholarship examinations' cut-off marks for selection of students for popular Schools will be released on the 15th of December.
Extract from SLBC