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* Over Rs. 7 million benefits paid to school children under Suraksha Insurance scheme
Tue, Jan 9, 2018, 12:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Education says the Suraksha Insurance scheme implemented for 4.5 million students has provided benefits amounting to Rs. 7 million within the three months since its inception.

The insurance scheme consisting of three main areas- Health Insurance, Emergency Coverage and Special Benefits - cover all students between the ages of 5-19 in government schools, non-aided or aided private schools, Pirivena schools and international schools.

Under the insurance scheme each student will receive maximum coverage of Rs. 200,000 per year and 4.5 million children are covered island wide by the program.

According to the data received by the Ministry of Education from the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, by 7 January 2018, more than Rs. 7 million have already been reimbursed to the students as benefits.

It has also been revealed that the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation has received 2246 requests for insurance payments during the past three months from October last year.

It has also been reported that since the the Ministry of Education launched an island wide campaign on 7th December last year to raise awareness about the program, the number of children receiving benefits has seen a sharp increase.

 

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