Pakistani High Commission funds school building

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APP: The Pakistan Government has sponsored the construction of a three-storied state-of-the-art school building in Sri Lanka’s Gampaha District to support the education sector developmental drive of the Sri Lankan Government.

Pakistan High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Seema Ilahi Baloch on Thursday handed over a cheque for the construction of building in Pasyala, Gampaha to the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapakasa at the Sri Lankan Presidential Secretariat.

The school, named Babussalam Maha Vidyalaya, comes under the purview of the education zone of Minuwangoda, says a message issued by High Commission in Colombo.

The Sri Lankan Minister appreciated the support and cooperation by the Pakistan Government for a noble cause. 

This project would add to various projects carried out by the Government of Pakistan in health, education and livelihood sectors in Sri Lanka. These includes construction of the District Hospital, Akurana; equipping science laboratories in schools, 30 computer centres and six stitching centres; providing ambulances to hospitals; award of Jinnah scholarships to students for continuation of education; and the award of long-term scholarships for study of medicine, engineering, dentistry, and pharmacy in Pakistan. The total project of the school is estimated at SIR. 49.2 million, out of which the Government of Pakistan is providing partial funding of Rs. 14 million as a grant through its High Commission in Colombo.