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Ceylinco Life's 'Pranama' scholarship tops Rs 83 ml

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ceylinco Life's investment in rewarding the academic and extracurricular achievements of young Sri Lankans topped Rs 83 million this month, when the life insurance leader awarded another 150 'Pranama' scholarships.

Recipients of Ceylinco Life Pranama scholarships in the Year five category with directors of the Company

The 12th edition of this annual event brought the total number of Ceylinco Life Pranama scholarships awarded to 1,614, with recipients ranging from students who performed well at the Year five scholarship examination to young adults who have excelled at the national level in non-academic pursuits.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ceylinco Life Managing Director/CEO R. Renganathan pointed out that every parent knows that the best gift he or she can give a child is an investment in the child's education.

"However, while the value of education increases by the day, so does the cost of education, and the degree of competition," Mr. Renganathan said, noting that the incomes of parents do not increase proportionately. "Ceylinco Life is therefore happy to contribute to the cost of education of our country's future leaders," he said.

"Sri Lanka needs leaders who know what it takes to win, and how to accept losing," Renganathan added. "These leadership qualities are developed at home, continue to be nurtured in school, and are tested on the sports field and in other areas of endeavour."

Guest of Honour Prof. Mohan de Silva, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Science of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in his address said it is rare to see a private company providing scholarships on this scale to recognise the achievements of children. "As a teacher, I truly appreciate this community initiative, which contributes to building the character and potential of young people," he said.

One of many benefits available to Ceylinco Life policyholders, the Pranama scholarship scheme underscores the importance accorded by the company to education, which is one the key areas of intervention in the Ceylinco Life Rewards programme.
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