04 July 2013
More than 1000 educational scholarships worth Rs. 6.3 million were awarded to school children in Kilinochichi announced the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence.
The education exhibition, organised by Security Forces in Kilinochchi, brought up students from Southern Sinhala schools counterparts to take part in a joint exhibition of their artistic works.
The Ministry of Defence described this new scheme as their phase of development in the Northern region.
The announcement forms a stark contrast with Mahinda Rajapaksa's earlier statement of national educational priorities amidst worrying school drop out statistics in the north.
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