Home / News/ Free medical, personal accident cover from Education Ministry to all schoolchildren through Sri Lank

Free medical, personal accident cover from Education Ministry to all schoolchildren through Sri Lank


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:03


 

Marking a new landmark in the history of education in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Government launched free medical and personal accident cover for all schoolchildren of the country under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Chairman Hemaka Amarasuriya and many other dignitaries yesterday at Temple Trees.

The unique Suraksha scheme, a brainchild of Kariyawasam, is a gift of free medical and personal accident cover open to all Sri Lankan schoolchildren. The insurance scheme is facilitated through the country’s strongest and largest insurer, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, and the service will be offered through its extensive network of 150 branches island-wide. The scheme will cover 4.5 million schoolchildren from all walks of life in government, private and international schools and will also be extended to venerable student priests engaged in pirivena education.

Under the Suraksha scheme, each schoolchild will receive an insurance cover of around Rs. 400,000 including hospitalisation cover worth Rs. 200,000. The benefits that will be available through the scheme include Rs. 10,000 as reimbursement of OPD medical bills, Rs. 100,000 to be paid upon the sudden death of the policyholder or Rs. 75,000 to be paid upon the death of a parent and Rs. 100,000 and Rs. 50,000 respectively to be paid for the full or partial disability of the child. 

Suraksha policyholders will also be entitled to additional benefits such as discounts on hospitalisation, discounts on consultants’ fees, etc. 

The illnesses and procedures covered under the policy include cancer, renal failure, primary pulmonary arterial hypertension, multiple sclerosis, major organ transplantation, coronary artery (by-pass) surgery, surgery-aorta, heart valve replacement, stroke, myocardial infarction, heart attack, coma, blindness and paralysis. 

Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Chairman Amarasuriya said Sri Lanka Insurance has been at the forefront when it comes to projects involving the holistic development of the country’s children, be it with sports, academics or art.  He also stated that Sri Lanka Insurance will support the cause comprehensively under the leadership of General Insurance Deputy General Manager Thanuja Hingulage. 

Launched under the theme ‘Forever protect the children of the nation’,  the Suraksha Insurance Scheme will assist both the physical and mental wellbeing of all Sri Lankan children by ensuring financial assistance  in case of illnesses, accidents and disabilities both in and out of school, ensuring the uninterrupted education of children. 

 


Share This Article


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

DMK Chief “Kalaignar” Karunanidhi excelled as a Tamil film script writer

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Muttuvel Karunanidhi, known to the Tamil-speaking world as “Kalaignar” (artiste), passed away at the age of 94 in Chennai on 7 August. Karunanidhi had been Chief Minister of India’s Tamil Nadu state for a total of 19 years. He was Chief Ministe


Bangladesh could be a happy hunting ground for Lankan entrepreneurs

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Bangladesh has traditionally been hospitable to Sri Lankan entrepreneurs and fortunately, the traditional friendliness has not given way to arrogance with the country’s growing prosperity. This was acknowledged at a meeting of Sri Lankan entreprene


Warriors who fight for a larger purpose

Friday, 17 August 2018

Are women more naturally inclined to cooperation than men? Sulochana Sigera’s impassioned statement at last week’s Women in Management Awards seemed to suggest so. Addressing the under-representation of women decision-makers, Sigera pointed to th


Do we sink or swim? No Michael, row the boat ashore!

Friday, 17 August 2018

Why Sri Lanka needs to strengthen geopolitical ties to be a competitive global economy by 2030


Columnists More