A ceremony to donate books to 64 school and public libraries in Badulla and Monaragala Districts was held at Uva Provincial Council auditorium yesterday (17th).
The books have been bought from allocations for JVP Councilors from Uva Provincial Council Samantha Vidyaratna and R.M. Jayawardene.
The ceremony held headed by Senior Lecturer at Sabaragamuwa University Sunil Senevi was participated by a large number of intellectuals from the province. Rs. 1,422,620 had been spent to buy books from writers of the province.
Speaking at the ceremony Councilor Samantha Vidyaratna said the aim of the project to donate books to libraries is to encourage reading habit of the students and the people in the area, encourage writes in the province and encourage people to read the writings of eh writers in eh province. He said their intention is also to develop libraries in the province.