A laptop being presented to a student by PM Ranil Wickremesinghe in the presence of Ministers Lakshman Kiriella and Mohanlal Grero

The inauguration ceremony of the highly acclaimed and meaningful University Students Laptop Loan Scheme which is a part of the government’s budget proposals was held at the BMICH recently under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and attended by Ministers Lakshman Kiriella and Mohanlal Grero.

The magnanimous gesture by the government, with the support of the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways, to provide loan facilities to university students to purchase computers is aimed at encouraging the students in the use of digital devices such as computers to further their knowledge. This is a special offer that provides an interest free bank loan of Rs.75,000 to all government university students to purchase a computer of their choice.

Abans, the market leader for IT in Sri Lanka, has offerexd the students HP and Lenovo Notebooks at a special starting price of Rs.65,900 (well within the loan facility) with free All-in-One printers or Colour Printer + RAM upgradable to 8GB. Abans says that amongst the first batch of 80 students who received laptops under this programme, 41 of them selected HP and Lenovo Notebooks from Abans.

“Today’s young generation are not easily duped. They know very well how to select the best IT equipment for their needs at the best price. Both Hewlett Packard (HP) and Lenovo are world’s No. 1 & 2 leading renowned global brands. Moreover, students are aware that when they purchase their computer from Abans, they are assured of genuine quality and genuine service through over 450 showrooms and service centres islandwide, plus they get an All-in-One Printer free or printer and RAM upgradable to 8GB, when they confirm their order,” Abans said in a statement last week.

Throughout the years, Abans has been presenting deserving students, in the age group 14-21 years with free Laptops under their CSR initiative.