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Grade V Scholarship allowance goes up next year

Rs. 500 allowance granted to Grade V Scholarship winners will be increased to Rs. 750 next year, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.

He was addressing a press briefing in Kurunegala yesterday.

The Minister said the government grants Rs. 363 million annually for the allowance. About 350,000 students sit for the Grade V Scholarship Exam every year and of them, about 15,000 students qualify for the allowance.

They will get the allowance through online and the details of the eligible students for the allowance are displayed online, the Minister said.

(Daily News)

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