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India offers higher education expertise to Lanka

  • India, which recently tripled its scholarships for Lankan students, has offered to share its the rapid advancements made in the field of higher education and research with Sri Lanka. 
  • The possibilities of cooperation between the two countries in higher education are immense given that India continues to be a popular destination among Sri Lankan students, Ashok K Kantha, the High Commissioner of India said while inaugurating the 'Indian Education Fair' . 
  • Kantha said the three-day fair organized as an annual feature is for the students who are unable to visit India. Such students could explore options by meeting representatives of institutions right at their door step in Sri Lanka. 
  • He also highlighted India's decision to increase the number of scholarships by nearly three times, to reach 270 scholarships and highly subsidized self-financing slots, which would be available from the current year. 
  • These scholarships would be funded by India under a grant assistance amounting to 2.5 billion Sri Lankan Rupees, to be spent over a three year period.

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