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Scholarships for needy Palestine undergrads

Palestine appreciates Lankan cooperation:

Higher Education Minister Prof. Wiswa Warnapala said arrangements will be made to offer scholarships to needy under-graduates of Palestine who would like to undergo training in medicine, engineering and nursing.

Prof. Warnapala had a discussion with Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Sri Lanka, Dr. Anwar Al-Agha at the Higher Education Ministry to strengthen political, social and educational relations between Sri Lanka and the State of Palestine.

Professor Warnapala explained to the Ambassador the yeoman services and contributions by President Mahinda Rajapaksa during the initial stage of the struggle of the people of Palestine to gain their due rights within the fabric of international law.

"As the President of the Palestine Solidarity Committee, President Rajapaksa even took part in demonstrations and mass rallies to voice the sentiments of the Palestinian people.

With the blessings of President Rajapaksa, I will do my best to strengthen the relations between our two countries," he said.

Dr. Anwar Al-Agha said the political leadership in Palestine appreciates the cooperation given by the people of Sri Lanka for the just struggle of the Palestine people. He thanked the Minister for offering scholarships to needy students in Palestine.

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