Colombo, September 28 (newsin.asia): India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to renovate Saraswathy College, Pusselawa located in Kandy District..
The MoU was signed by Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, and Sunil Hettiarachchi, Secretary, Ministry of Education at an event held at the High Commission of India here, with the participation of senior officials of Government of Sri Lanka.
The renovation of the college will be done using a grant of SLR 96 million from the Government of India, the High Commission said in a release.
The project includes construction of a new buildings to accommodate Science Labs, Lecture Halls and teachers’ quarters; repair and renovation of existing buildings including parapet and retaining walls; provision of office & ICT equipment, furniture etc as well as full renovation of the school playground.
This project is in continuation of Government of India’s efforts to assist and cooperate with government of Sri Lanka in the field of Education including renovation of schools, provision of IT and Scientific Laboratory equipment to schools, organizing English language and other training programs, apart from granting scholarships to Sri Lankan students to pursue their studies in Sri Lanka and in India.
(The featured picture at the top shows Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Sunil Hettiarchchi shaking hands after signing the agreement)