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“Asidisi Media Scholarship Programme – 2023”

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The annual “Asidisi Media Scholarship Programme” aimed at improving the professionalism of Sri Lanka’s journalists, is being conducted this year too, by the Ministry of Mass Media.

Applications are called for “Asidisi Media Scholarship Programme 2023”. The closing date is October 11th, 2023.

Journalists between the age of 18-55, employed in recognized Media institutions, and having completed three years of service on permanent or part time basis, freelance journalists, provincial journalists, web journalists and media technicians are eligible to apply for this Scholarship programme. Moreover, the intended course should be directly related to the field of Mass Media and applicants should possess the 2023 Media identity issued to Journalists by the Department of Information.

Journalists could benefit twice by this scheme of scholarships. After the first Scholarship is awarded, they can once again apply for the second opportunity in five years, after successful completion of the first course.

Under this Scholarship Programme, Rs.200,000 would be offered for a graduate/postgraduate programme and Rs.100,000 would be offered for a long term or short term certificate course conducted by recognised institutions. Journalists who are eligible for this Scholarship Programme will receive 50% of the total course fee at the beginning of the course, as the 1st installment. Another 25% as the 2nd Installment, and the balance 25% when submitting the certificate, after successful completion of the course.

The beneficiaries will be selected after an interview conducted by a committee nominated by the Secretary, Ministry of Mass Media.

Applications should be sent under registered post, addressed to the ‘Director (Media), Ministry of Mass Media, No. 163. Kirulapone Avenue, Polhengoda, Colombo 5’, on or before 11thOctober 2023.

Further details of “Asidisi Media Scholarship Programme 2023” could be obtained by contacting 0112 513 645 / 0112 514 632 and the application can be downloaded by visiting the website (

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