Commander of the Navy awards scholarships to 31 A/L students

The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera awarded scholarships to 31 Advanced Level students of naval personnel at a special ceremony held at the auditorium of SLNS Parakrama on 30th April 2015. The scholarships were sponsored by AIA under the Scholarship Award Scheme of the Armed Forces and Police Welfare Unit at the Ministry of Defence.

The Chief of Staff of the Navy Rear Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, senior naval officers at the Naval Headquarters, top officials of AIA, parents and relatives of the scholarship recipients were also present on the occasion.

Addressing those present, the Commander of the Navy expressed his gratitude to the sponsors of the scholarship and the officials involved in the welfare programme, and requested the students to become useful citizens who could take the country forward by means of their knowledge and skills.