Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship awards for 2007-08

Posted on September 3, 2007  /  68 Comments

One hundred Sri Lankan students were awarded Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships yesterday at a function organized by the High Commission of India in Colombo. These students were selected from all 25 districts on the criteria of merit-cum-means based on their performance at the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations 2007 as well as interviews jointly conducted by the High Commission of India Colombo and the Ministry of Higher Education. The selected scholars will receive financial assistance of Rs.1,500 per month for a period of two years to enable them to successfully pursue their ‘A” Level courses.
The Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship programme, which was instituted last year, will continue in future, and every year 100 or more Sri Lankan students will be selected from all the districts of the country for the award of scholarships in the name of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian High Commission said. Depending on their performance, some of these students could also be selected for ICCR scholarships for various undergraduate and post-graduate courses. At present the Government of India, through the High Commission of India, awards 75 scholarships to Sri Lankan nationals for pursuing undergraduate and post-graduate courses in various reputed institutes and universities in India. The High Commission of India also awards five Commonwealth scholarships for research and higher studies and three Cultural Exchange programme scholarships again for research and higher studies. The Government of India also offers two scholarships and one fellowship through the SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu to Sri Lankan students and a SAARC chair on rotational basis to member countries of SAARC, which comes to Sri Lanka every sixth year. The Government of India also extends short term training facilities for Sri Lankan professionals in the Government as well as the corporate sector under the ITEC and SCAAP programmes and the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo awards nearly 12 scholarships for Sri Lankan students to pursue studies in the fine arts etc.


  1. i’m student of srilanka law college also from east part of country which is batticoloa so that i expect assistance to continue my studies

  2. i want more inforemation of digree programs for srilankens

  3. Dear sir,
    im a student from sitting for my A/L examination this commerce section..i would like to do fashion designing..i know i’v got the talent and capability on doin this course..since i was a small girl i was interested in doing this..i would like to achieve alot in this field..i would be grateful if you’ll could help me in doing this..
    thank you

  4. i am a student of NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT following the BACHELOR OF SOCIAl WORK (2008-2012) degree. i am expecting financial assistance for my studies. i would be very thank ful if you help to the financial assistance.
    thank you

  5. Dear sir,
    I am a student at Km/Zahira College,Kalmunai. I did my O/L last year and got 8A,B and my district rank is 02. I heard that this scholarship is awarded for the students who were selected from all 25 districts on the criteria of merit-cum-means based on their performance at the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations 2007. As I have got rank 02 in Ampara district, I hope I can get this scholarship under your criteria. Therefore sir, I’ll be very thankful to you if I can get the details of applying for this scholarship.


  6. sir, I need a scholorship for my higher education.

  7. I am a student in the Puttlam district. I faced the O’L exam last year and got 9A’s. I would like to reach success in my higher education. Igot the news of your scholarship through school. and my district rank is 29.
    And i will be very thankful,if you can offer me this scholarship to reach my goal to be a doctor.

  8. I am a student of putt lam district and i have seated for my O/L s last year.I’ve got 8A & 1C & my district rank is 2.I will be very much thankful to you if you can give me a scholarship for my education.
    Thank you!


  10. dear sir i want my extanal digree ruselt i am now foring my famly is poor

    thank you for ur find
    ur fithfully

  11. Sir,
    I am secondary high school passed student. Software engineering is the subject i want to study. I am from normal family of Nepal. So, i want your help for my higher studies and my career development.
    Hoping for favorable reply.
    Sijan shrestha

  12. SIR,

  13. Dear Sir,
    I got the your scholarship during my A/L times(My ni : MGS/2006/078).So I am thankful to you and also I am selected to Medical Faculty this year.
    But I am unable to continue my higher studies.Because my familly is under the poverty line.
    So, I humbly reguest to your schloarship for ny higher studies and hope reply as soon as possible.
    Thank You

    Yours faithfully

  14. Shirly Lalinda Amarasinghe

    I’m a medical student studying university of peradeniya.
    I have a brother who is still doing A/L.My father is a retired pharmacist & my mother is a house I’m in my 2nd year & in this year we do not have accommodation facilities in our university. so it is very difficult to continue my studies because of these economical problems.Hoping for favorable reply as soon as possible.
    thank you.
    yours faith fully,
    Shirly Amarasinghe.

  15. sir,
    I’m expecting a schoolership regarding medical science.I have passed the GCE A/L examination in 2006 in biologycal science section.
    Chemistry – A
    Physics – A
    Biology – B
    I was studing medicine in university of sri jayawardhana pura.But I couidn’t complete my 1st MBBS examination because of my economical father is a driver.mother is a housewife.There are 8 family members in my family.I am the eldest child.So, I have to earn money to lookafter my family.Two of my sisters are studing in the university.I have to pay their cost also.It was very difficult to follow up my course with this economical problems.So,I left medicine.But I want to be a Docter.If somone can help me I can complete my MMBS.Sir please be kind enough to send me a reply.I kindly expecting this schoolership.thank you very much.
    sampath sanjeewa

  16. Dear sir/madem,
    I’m a medical student in Rajarata University of sri lanka. I’m still 1st year medical student. I have two brothers. They are still studying. elder brother is studying in Moratwa university, and little brother is studying R/Yakdehiwaththa vidayalaya, Niwithigala Also my mother is doesn’t work. Father retire now.he was working in pradesiya sabha as a watcher. Now he can’t earn monthly enough money to live us.So I can’t studying well in this condition. I think that you can understand my situation. Someone like to support for me please contact me.
    Thank you very much for your helps…
    Tharindu Darshana

  17. I am Shabra Rasick from Gampola.I sat for the O/L examination last year 2016 and got 8A and C(62264303).I am hoping to do Biology in my A/L .Because of some financial issues it may be helpful
    for me if you offer a scholarship for me.
    If you like to help please inform me.
    Contact no-0768359388

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