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Another 86 scholarships from Defence Ministry's SVU

[2012-04-11 18:10:26]

Under the 10th phase of "Ranaviru Doo Daru" scholarship programme, 86 children of war heroes received scholarships from the Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the Ministry of Defence, Monday (Apr 09).

Accordingly, 48 children of war heroes of the Sri Lanka Army, 13 children of valiant sailors of the Sri Lanka Navy, seven children of Air Force brave men and 18 students of Police war heroes received scholarships from Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa, the Chairperson of the SVU.

The "Ranaviru Doo Daru" scholarship programme is the brainchild of Mrs. Rajapaksa, who initiated the programme, granting 14 scholarships to needy children of war heroes of the armed forces and Police in 2009. So far, nearly Rs. 14,000,000/= has been granted under following categories;

Grade 1 - Grade 5 - Rs. 20,000/=

Grade 6 - Grade 8 - Rs. 30,000/=

Grade 9 - Grade 13 - Rs. 50,000/=

The financial donation of Rs. 2,000,000/= received from SFHQ (Jaffna) has contributed to the today's grant.

The "Ranaviru Doo Ddaru" Scholarship Programme is a project initiated to provide financial support for the education of needy children of the deceased/disabled personnel of Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and Civil Defence Force. The aim of the project is to ensure a bright future for the children whose parents had made great sacrifices for the nation. The Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, implements the project under the patronage of Chairperson Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa.

Further, the SVU has initiated numerous projects to uplift the living standards of ranaviru families across the country; spearheaded by Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa with the instruction and guidance of the Secretary Defence, and has committed to serve for the betterment of ranaviru families of armed services and the Police in years to come.

Mrs. Indu Rathnayake vice chairperson of MoD SVU, Maj Gen Mahinda Haturusinghe Commander SFHQ (Jaffna), chairpersons of Seva Vanitha units of armed services and Police, representative from the Bank of Ceylon were also present at the occasion.

(Courtesy: Defence.lk)

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