CDB’s 14 th Sisudiri Scholarship Programme empowers the aspirations of 150 deserving students in continuing their education
In their ongoing efforts to empower the educational aspirations of the nation’s
young minds, Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) recently
concluded the 14 th season of its Sisudiri Scholarship Programme.
This year’s rendition led to 150 deserving students from financially disadvantaged
backgrounds from across the 25 districts, being awarded scholarships to support
them in continuing their education.
Held on the 7 th of October 2022 at the BMICH, students who achieved excellent
academic results in the Grade 5 scholarship examination and G.C.E. Ordinary
Level Examinations in the year 2020 were awarded for their efforts in the presence
of Chief Guest Senior Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Chairman – University Grants
Speaking on this initiative, Mahesh Nanayakkara – Executive Director / MD / CEO
of CDB said, “Our purpose at CDB is to empower aspirations of Sri Lankans,
through good times and bad. As such, with this year’s Sisudiri scholarships, we
increased the number of scholarships to 150 from 100 in the previous years, and
also increased the amount each recipient will receive each year, so that we are able
to assist more children,”
One hundred students who excelled in the Grade 5 Scholarship examination were
awarded scholarships worth Rs. 12,500 per year for five years, totalling Rs. 62,500
per student. Meanwhile, 50 high academic achievers of the G.C.E Ordinary Level
examination were awarded annual scholarships worth Rs. 17,500 for two years,
totalling Rs. 35,000 per student pursuing their higher education.
Darshana Jayasinghe – Senior Deputy General Manager, Marketing of CDB added,
“The Sisudiri scholarship programme is part of the Socially Conscious pillar under
CDB’s Sustainability Agenda, where we work towards the UN SDG of Quality
education, ultimately creating Community Impact and Financial Inclusion. With
the conclusion of the Sisudiri Scholarship Programme – Season 14, CDB has
provided scholarships to more than 850 deserving students since its
commencement in 2008.
It is expected that this programne will continue to
empower the aspirations of the nation’s future generation, and thereby seeing the
realisation of national goals.”