The German Technical Co-operation Agency (GTZ) has donated books worth nearly Rs.5.0 million to the Jaffna library said Secretary to Nation Building and Development Ministry M.S. Jayasinghe. This donation was arranged by the Ministry he said.
Nearly 31,000 books of various disciplines were procured from leading publishers in Tamil Nadu such as U.V. Swaminathan Aiyer Library, the State Department of Archaeology, Adayar Library and Research Centre, the French Institute of Pondicherry, the Tamil University of Tanjore and the Saraswathy Maha.
These books have now been received in Colombo and will be formally handed over by Dr. Roland F. Steurer, Country Director, GTZ to Mr. S.S. Jayasinghe, Secretary, Ministry of Nation Building & Development.
The Minister will hand over these books to the Municipal Commissioner, Jaffna at a function to be held at 10.00 a.m. on Monday January 30 at the Ground Floor of the Ministry at No. 177, Galle Road, Colombo 3.