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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

Pakistan Announces Jinnah Scholarships 2015 for Sri Lankan Youths

Colombo, 25 April, (

The High Commission of the Islamic Republic 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 10 years through its 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 1152 Sri Lankan Students have benefited from this scheme. During the past 10 years approximately Rs. 39 Million worth of scholarships have been awarded for promoting the Sri Lankan youth and the education sector in Sri Lanka.

During year 2014 the Government of Pakistan awarded over SL Rs. 3.5 million worth of educational scholarships to 140 bright Sri Lankan O/L and A/L students and 12 promising working journalists under Jinnah Educational Scholarship programme.

The application forms may be collected from the High Commission located at 42 & 44 Bullers Lane, Colombo 7. The forms can also be downloaded from the official website of the High Commission The Last date for receipt of applications is 29 April 2015.

In a separate announcement, the High Commission of Pakistan also invites applications for Urdu Language Training Classes for the interested Sri Lanka nationals and members of Pakistan community based in Sri Lanka.

Under the Urdu Language Training Programme, the High Commission would be providing relevant books, reading, writing and speaking language training and other facilities free of cost. The last date for submission of applications to the High Commission is 5th May 2015.

- Asian Tribune -

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