English education for religious school students
Some of the student participants
A program to provide free English education for students of religious
(Dhamma) schools was launched last week under the patronage of President
Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Musaeus College Auditorium in Colombo.
The program, which seeks to improve the knowledge of English among
students of Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Islam religious schools, has
been jointly organised by Faizer Mustapha Foundation and IOC Company
Under the first stage of the program, 1,500 students from 15 such
religious schools in the Colombo district will be selected to be
imparted with English knowledge.President Rajapaksa symbolically
presented 15 students with educational tools needed for the program.
Chancellor, Sri Jayewardenepura University Ven. Bellanwila Wimalarathana
Thera, Investment Promotion Deputy Minister Faizer Musthapa and
religious leaders of all faiths took part in the event.