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Indian scholarships granted to ten Sri Lankan medical students

(Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne handing over a scholarship to a student, in the presence of Health Deputy Minister Fizal Kassim)

Health Ministry handed over ten Indian scholarships for ten Sri Lankan medical students who were selected to follow the Homeopathy Medical Degree at the National Institute of Homeopathy in Kolkata, India, the Health Ministry spokesman said.

According to the spokesman, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne and Deputy Health Minister Fizal Kassim handed over the scholarships along with the air tickets to the ten students at the Health Ministry recently. 

The degree course duration is five and half years, he said.

The Indian Ayurvedic Ministry granted funds for the scholarships and the Health Ministry funded for the air tickets, he said. 

The National Institute of Homeopathy was established on 10th December 1975 and presently it is under the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India.

The Institute was affiliated to the West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata from 2004-05.

This institution conducts post - graduate course in Homoeopathy.