Providing laptops under concessionary terms to students qualified to enter universities has taken place under the patronage of President Gotabhaya Rajapakse. The President handed over documents to six new students at the Presidential secretariat this morning marking the inauguration of the programme. It is being implemented by the University Grants Commission with the support of people’s bank. 3000 million rupees has been allocated by the people’s bank for the project. The laptops are being provided with the internet connection, software and the 4 year guarantee period. The loans will be given enabling students to repay the value of laptops in 6 years after finding employment.
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