SriLankan Airlines felicitates students who excelled at GCE O/L examination

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The Welfare Society of SriLankan Airlines organised a ceremony at the Airline Centre, Katunayake to felicitate staff members’ children who excelled at the GCE Ordinary Level Examination- 2013. SriLankan Airlines Head of Human Resources and the patron of the Welfare Society, Pradeepa Kekulawela, Departmental Managers, members of the Staff Welfare Society and the parents of the achievers were present on the occasion. Twenty-two students who obtained distinction passes for all the subjects and eight students who obtained distinction passes for eight subjects were awarded prizes as an incentive to pursue higher studies. Commenting on the event, SriLankan Airlines’ Industrial Relations and Welfare Manager and President of the Staff Welfare Society Ajith Biyanwila said: “All parents aspire to provide their children the best educational opportunities. Hence, as parents, it is vital that we recognise the talents and efforts of our children and encourage them to excel further in their respective fields. SriLankan Airlines’ Staff Welfare Society is immensely pleased to be a part of such an endeavour that will contribute to empowering our future generation with knowledge. We have been supporting many children in need of assistance to pursue their education and we will continue to support them in the future.” SriLankan Airlines’ Staff Welfare Society has been also awarding scholarships every year, to three Grade 5 scholars who score the highest marks, which provides them monetary assistance for seven years. SriLankan Airlines Staff Welfare Society has a range of holiday bungalows situated in close proximity to popular tourist attractions, which allows SriLankan employees to relax and enjoy a holiday with their families at an affordable rate. The Society has also introduced easy payment schemes for electrical/household appliances, medical assistance scheme, Welfare Shop, and a death donation program for the benefit of the employees.