UK increases Chevening Scholars from Sri Lanka

DSC_0553The United Kingdom has increased the number of Chevening scholarships for Sri Lanka, for the second consecutive year. The increase in awards was announced at a reception hosted at the British High Commissioner’s Residence on 1st September, where eight Sri Lankan scholars were presented with their certificates.

This year’s scholars will travel to the UK on fully funded scholarships to read for one year Masters courses in Politics, Environmental Design and Engineering, Finance, International Business and Management, Law, Development and Globalisation, and Gender Studies.

These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to help develop the next generation of leaders in Sri Lanka.

“As Chevening Scholars, these students will enjoy a world-class education at globally respected universities in the UK.  They will develop relationships with members of an international network of almost 50,000 influential alumni, with whom they can share the things that Sri Lanka has to offer.  On their return they will be able to draw on everything that they have learned”, High Commissioner to Sri Lanka H.E. James Dauris said.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarships offer financial support to study for a master’s degree at any UK university.

The application window for the 2017/2018 academic cycle is now open for talented young Sri Lankan graduates who wish to pursue Masters courses at universities in the UK.  More details at


  1. Congratulations Laila.Your selection is no surprise and Avery good choice. I am sure that you will immensely contribute to the profession on completion.

  2. Wonderful news.Hope during their stay will notice the civility the tolerance that is demonstrated on the roads.Where people respect other road users,unlike in SL and it is found in every aspect in life in UK.
    If they happen to come to my area of London close to the Palace,one could see the sitting politicians walking to the parliament or taking the public transport.They are more accountable and answerable to the hard working tax payers and none wears the silly attires that our Politician clowns wear in SL.They must bring back the good they have seen to their island.

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