More Mahapola schols in future
Minister of Co-operatives and Internal Trade and Kurunegala district
parliamentarian Johnston Fernando said that the Mahapola online lottery
would be re-introduced to raise funds to offer more scholarships for
low-income students of higher educational institutes including Sri
Compared to previous years, more students are now being admitted to
local universities and hence the number of scholarships offered to them
has to be increased.
In 2013, 45,000 students of universities and other higher educational
institutes were awarded Mahapola scholarships. The number of
scholarships would be increased to 47,000 next year, the Minister said.