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.