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FINANCIAL GRANTS FOR TRAINING COURSES OF JOURNALISTS


Ministry of Finance and Mass Media
FINANCIAL GRANTS FOR TRAINING COURSES OF JOURNALISTS
Asidisi Media Scholarship Programme - 2018


 OBJECTIVE
➢ To upgrade professionalism of Sri Lankan journalists

TARGET GROUP
➢ Journalists serving on the basis of full time or part time in recognized electronic and print media institutions island wide
➢ Free-lance Journalists
➢ Provincial Journalists
➢ Web Journalists

SELECTION CRITERIA
➢ Should be a journalist stipulated in 02 above and should have completed 03 years of service.
➢ Applicants should be selected for, or currently following a Postgraduate (Master’s), Degree, Diploma, Long term or Short Term Certificate Course related to the field of media conducted by recognized Universities, higher educational / training institutes at the date of calling for interviews. (A letter issued by the respective institution mentioning the selection to the course or currently following the course should be submitted at the interview).

➢ The course applied should be directly related to the field of media.
➢ Should be between 18 - 55 years of age
➢ Should possess Media Accreditation issued by the Department of Government Information
➢ A journalist can get benefit twice under this Scholarship Scheme and may apply for the second time 05 years after being qualified for the first time.

GRANTING FINANCIAL FACILITIES
➢ Maximum scholarship amount paid for a degree or postgraduate degree course is Rupees Two Hundred Thousand (Rs.200,000/-) and the maximum scholarship amount for a long term or short term Certificate Course is Rupees One Hundred Thousand (Rs.100,000/-).

➢ Journalists entitled to the scholarship will be paid 50% of the scholarship amount at the begining of the course as the first installment and 25% of the balance 50% as the second installment and the remaining 25% will be paid after the submission of the certificate obtained after the completion of the course.

MODE OF SELECTION
➢ Eligible applicants will be interviewed by a Selection Committee appointed by the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media. The decision of the Secretary to the Ministry shall be final and conclusive.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

➢ Duly filled applications prepared as per specimen application given below should be sent under registered cover addressed to
Director (Media), 
Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, 
No. 163, Kirulapone Avenue, Polhengoda, Colombo 05 

to reach on or before 16.07.2018. “Asidisi Media Scholarship Programme - 2018” should be clearly indicated on top left-hand corner of the envelope.

Inquiries :- 011 2513645, 011 2513459, 011 2513460

Click Below for Application and Instruction