The Government of India has given scholarship for 20 Sri Lankan students to study Hindi at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (Central Institute of Hindi), Agra. Hindi is the most popular foreign language in Sri Lanka and is being taught in almost 80 institutions all over the island.
Students selected for this scholarships include University of Kelaniya, Buddhist and Pali University, University of Jayawardanepura, Indian cultural Centre, Colombo, Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Kandy and other eminent educational and cultural institutions of Sri Lanka. Government of India has sponsored their visit, academic fees and local hospitality for one year in Agra.
Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka interacted with selected students before their departure, and conveyed his best wishes for their stay in India.