Children of naval families receive scholarships for their academic excellence

The second phase of awarding scholarships to the children of naval families, who passed the grade 5 scholarship examination held in 2018, with flying colours, was held under the auspices of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva at the Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake Auditorium at SLNS Parakrama today (27th February). This scholarship programme mooted by the Sri Lanka Navy Welfare Unit was extended to a second phase, according to a concept of the Commander of the Navy to award scholarships for the children of civil servants of Sri Lanka Navy as an incentive to encourage them for their further education.

Addressing the gathering, Commander of the Navy congratulated the children who excelled in the grade 5 scholarship examination and advised them to enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to obtain excellent results in the G.C.E. (O/L) which they will face after 5 years in the future and serve for the motherland.

Under this second phase of scholarship programme, 76 children of naval families and 05 children of Naval civil servants, altogether 81 children who excelled in the grade 5 scholarship examination held in 2018, received cash incentives, each worth Rs. 5,000, from Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva.

Navy Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Jagath Ranasinghe, Commander Western Naval Area Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenna, Director General Services, Rear Admiral Ajith Samarasinghe, Director Naval Welfare, Commodore Senarath Wijesooriya, Civil Administrative Officer Mr. Jayantha Edirisinghe, senior naval officers attached to the Naval Headquarters and Western Naval Command and parents of the beneficiaries were also present on this occasion.