Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* National program provides insurance coverage to over 4.5 million school students
Thu, Dec 7, 2017, 07:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Education Thursday implemented a national program to provide insurance coverage to over 4.5 million school students in the country.

On the direction of the Education Minister, 7th December has been designated as the "Suraksha Student Insurance Day" and special programs have been organized in all island wide schools today to disseminate information on the Suraksha Insurance Scheme to the parents as well as the students.

"I believe that through 'Suraksha' we can ensure a healthy future generation through the current education system," Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said participating in the program at the Anula Vidyalaya in Nugegoda.

The Minister Kariyawasam also symbolically handed over a special leaflet to educate all students and parents about the Suraksha Insurance coverage.

State Minister of Education V. Radhakrishnan and Chairman of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Hemaka Amarasuriya were present at the occasion.

The 'Suraksha' health insurance program was given special recognition in the Budget Proposals of 2017. This program aims at adding value to the current free education system.

Speaking at the occasion, the Minister said many people questioned the feasibility of the insurance program but the Education Ministry has been able to make the program a reality today.

The 'Suraksha' student insurance scheme will not only protect the mental and physical health of our children, but will undoubtedly guarantee a better future for them, the Minister said.

"With rewards close to 5 lakhs of rupees under the theme "Let's protect the children of our nation", we are proud to assert that this insurance scheme will be available to all students who attend local, private and international schools."

The Minister also requested all principals and teachers to provide the necessary guidance to students to obtain the Suraksha Insurance coverage.

The Minister also noted that the present government is continually paying attention to the future responsibility of the education of schoolchildren.

The Ministry of Education has allocated Rs. 3 billion for the Suraksha Insurance scheme.

The insurance consisting of three main areas- Health Insurance, Emergency Coverage and Special Benefits - will cover all students in government schools, non-aided or aided private schools, Pirivena schools and international schools.

Under the health coverage, Rs. 200,000 will be paid for hospitalizations of a student and Rs. 10,000 for selected Outpatient treatment per year.

In the case of a death of a student, the parents will be paid Rs. 100,000 and in the case of death of a parent the student will receive Rs. 75,000. A maximum of Rs. 100,000 will be paid in the case of disability of a student.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Central Bank of Sri Lanka hold its 11th International Research Conference
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka parliament passes motion to show confidence in ousted Prime Minister
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court to hear appeal against Interim Order on Mahinda Rajapaksa & Cabinet on December 14th
Sri Lanka's Appeal Court postpones hearing Quo Warranto against Mahinda Rajapaksa and cabinet until January
Bank of Ceylon launches World MasterCard to offer world class benefits
UNP to present motion today to show confidence in Ranil Wickremesinghe to function as Prime Minister
Estate sector workers to end strike from today after President's intervention
Railway unions threaten to launch strike on December 26
Sri Lanka's ousted PM challenged in court on his parliamentary membership
Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away over 3000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.