National Savings Bank continues to join the Kumaratunga Munidasa Sisuvarama Memorial Scholarship Award.
The nation that does not create new things will not rise in the world.- By Kumaratunga Munidasa Pioneer Sri Lankan Linguist
The Kumaratunga Munidasa Memorial Scholarship Award organized annually by the Kumaratunga Munidasa Foundation was held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Center in Colombo recently to commemorate the 136th birth anniversary of the Pioneer Sri Lankan linguist, Kumaratunga Munidasa.
Kumaratunga Munidasa was a famous poet, critic, patriot as well as a writer who left an indelible name in the history of Sri Lanka. In appreciation of his services, this scholarship award is continued for the children every year. Accordingly, certificates, cash prizes, and educational equipment, etc. were awarded to the students who scored the highest marks in Sinhala subject in the 2019 and 2020 G.C.E
Children are the future of our country. Appreciating their abilities is the responsibility of all of us. National Savings Bank, the Sri Lankan savings brand that stands for that responsibility, joined together to award savings bank accounts to students who received the Kumaratunga Munidasa Scholarship.
This ceremony was held under the patronage of the honorable Maha Sangha Rathna including Most Ven.Thrikunamale Ananda Maha Nayaka Thero of Kumaratunga Munidasa Foundation, Sahityasuri Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekara, Kalakeerthi Dr. Leel Gunasekara and Deputy General Manager (Audit) of National Savings Bank Mr. Gamini Jayaweera and many invited guests with the participation of members of the Foundation including Mr. Gevindu Kumaratunga. Also, the children who received this scholarship in the past years too participated in the event.
This year, the students who received Kumaratunga Munidasa Sisuvarama scholarships are as follows:
Sanuji Binara Ranaweera – Dhammissara National School, Nattandiya
Supipi Kavindya Dunusinghe – Ridimaliyadda Central College, Mahiyanganaya
Abdul Kader Sahan Nethmina – Zahira College, Colombo
Arundi Navoda Samaratunga – Bandaranayake Central College, Veyangoda
Amlya Savindi Weerasinga Pathirana – Sujatha Vidyalaya, Matara
Sachintha Sandeepani Keppetipola – St. Joseph’s Girls’ College, Kegalle
Odani Indivari Rupasingha – Maliyadeva Girls’ College, Kurunegala