Nutrition allowance of students of sport schools doubled

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Untitled-11By Sandun A Jayasekera

The Cabinet gave approval on Tuesday (28) to a proposal presented by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to double the monthly Nutrition Allowance of the students of Sport Schools from Rs. 2,500 to Rs.5,000, co-cabinet spokesman, Lands and Parliametary Reform Minister Gayantha Karunatilaka said.  


The Education Ministry runs a number of Sports Schools to train specially selected students who excelled in sports to compete in international sports events and bring glory to the country.  


The Cabinet has granted approval to stabilize the coastline from Mt. Lavinia to Angulana under the Colombo South Sand Nourishment Project using Sand Engine Methodology and to re-stabilize the ridge of sand in Kaluganga Embankment. The proposal had been made by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment.  

 

The name of the Mahapola Higher Education Trust Fund will be renamed as Lalith Athulathmudali Mahapola Higher Education Trust Fund


The Cabinet gave the green light to Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga to make arrangements to hold the State Christmas in Mannar. Diocese under the theme of “Birth of Jesus and Gorgeous Christmas”. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Dr. Wijedasa Rajapaksa.


The Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Ministry will invest hereafter all the funds owned by Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund, in Government Banks and Central Bank Bonds, liquidating the functions of National Wealth Corporation Ltd and the National Wealth Securities company in order to formalize the investments. The functions thus far had been carried out by these two private companies. The proposal had been made by Higher Education Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa.  


The name of the Mahapola Higher Education Trust Fund will be renamed as Lalith Athulathmudali Mahapola Higher Education Trust Fund in honour of the father of Mahapola Trust Fund, late Minister Lalith Athulathmudali on a proposal by Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksha. 


Pic by Nisal Baduge.  

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