War Hero children presented with educational scholarships
A group of
children of War Hero families
was presented with educational
scholarships during a ceremony
held today (03rd Tuesday,
March). The State Minister of
Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene
graced the occasion as the Chief
Guest at the 'Kuwait- Sri Lanka
Ravaviru Doo Daru Scholarship
Awarding Ceremony -2018' held at
the auditorium of the Navy
Headquarters in Colombo this
The State Minister was received by the Chairperson of
the Ranaviru Seva Authority Mrs. Anoma Fonseka upon his arrival at the
The ceremony was organized by the Ranaviru Seva
Authority in collaboration with the Kuwait- Sri Lanka Forum. Financial
support to the tune of Rs. 720,000.00 towards the scholarship fund has
been provided by the Kuwait- Sri Lanka Forum which is operated by the
Sri Lankan community working in Kuwait. A group of 60 children from War
Hero families was provided with educational scholarship each worth Rs.
12,000.00. This will be deposited in their bank accounts in monthly
installments. During the ceremony each child was presented with Rs.
2,000.00 being the payment for the first two months. A valuable laptop
computer was also presented to a deserving child.
The ceremony also saw the winning team of the All
Island Sitting Volleyball Championship -2017, conducted by the All Island
Para Volleyball Federation being presented with the championship trophy
by the State Minister.
The Kuwait- Sri Lanka Forum, together with the
Ranaviru Seva Authority has been presenting this scholarship from 2008
as a show of gratitude to the selfless and heroic service of the War
Heroes towards ushering in an era of peace to the country. So far 477
War Hero children have benefited from this project.
Senior Army and Navy officers, RSA officials and
representatives of the Kuwait- Sri Lanka Forum were also present at the