In order to promote mutual understanding, collaboration and exchanges in diverse areas between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the Government of Pakistan has awarded fully funded scholarships to 15 Sri Lankan students to study in Pakistani institutions in the fields of Computer & Software Engineering, Mechanical & Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Management Sciences, International Relations and Biochemistry, under Allama Iqbal Higher Education Scholarship Programme.
High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj. Gen. (Retd), Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat met the successful students on 28th August, 2019.
While congratulating the students, the High Commissioner said that these scholarships are offered with the objective to support Sri Lankan students to continue their higher studies and bilateral cooperation between the educational institutions of Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He urged the students to attain maximum benefits from their study in Pakistan, besides learning of Pakistani culture and language.
He also expressed the hope that the students would act as goodwill ambassadors of Sri Lanka while studying in Pakistan.