Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association Endeavors To Bridge Digital Divide For SL

The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association organized a special ceremony at the HighCommission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka to present state of the art Computer Tablets to several bright Sri Lankan University Students. The selected students hailed from Medical, Law, Business and Finance faculties of different universities of Sri Lanka.

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka HE Maj. Gen(R) Qasim Qureshi graced the event as the Chief Guest. The event was also attended by the Deputy Head of Mission Pakistan Sarfaraz Sipra, officers of the High Commission as well as the Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association.

The scheme is aimed at boosting the scope of research, quality education and improved access to information and communication technology among the University level students.

The Project to distribute computer tablets was funded out of the net proceeds from Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association’s various fundraising initiative during the current year including the popular annual Ramazan & Eid Trade Bazaar.

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka HE Maj. Gen(R) Qasim Qureshi appreciated the efforts of the Association to empower the deserving Sri Lankan youth by contributing to bridge the digital divide.  He hoped that students will utilize the computers tablets prudently in the advancement of their studies.

The President of the Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association said that the motivation and enthusiasm behind this scheme was to help students rise above problems and hurdles they face in their path to gain knowledge and excel professionally.

The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association is one of the oldest Friendship Association of Sri Lanka which was established 63years back in 1950. The Association has been able to establish itself as a useful platform, dedicated to the promotion of bilateral relationship and friendship between the two brotherly countries of Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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