Mobile library service launched to assist tsunami affected students

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 May 2005, 16:29 GMT]
Foundation for Co-Existence (FCE), with financial support from the People in Need (PIN), a non-governmental organization headquartered in Czech Republic, started a mobile library service in Trincomalee district to assist tsunami-affected students and others who have no access to libraries and reading rooms, sources said.

The inaugural event was held Monday in the Trincomalee Town Hall with Mr.K.Sivapalan, Attorney-at-Law in the chair.

Mr.Petr Navrat, Financial Manager of the PIN mission in Sri Lanka was a special guest to the event. Mr Navrat launched the mobile library service by cutting the ribbon.

Mr.Y.Jeyamurugan, Co-ordinator, FCE, said the mobile library service will help encourage reading habit in the community and will especially help students affected by tsunami.



Mobile library service
FCE volunteers are seen with their Co-ordinator Mr.Jeyamurugan and other guests in front of the mobile library.
Mobile library service
Mr.Petr Navrat of PIN and Mr.K.Sivapalan.



About three thousand books in the Trincomalee public library had been damaged in tsunami when tidal waves on December 26 entered the library building, he said.

Mobile library service
The mobile library.
Under this project a vehicle has been provided to FCE to conduct mobile service to remote villages, Eachchilampathu and other areas. "We will be taking the vehicle to welfare centres where tsunami affected students are sheltered as our survey conducted had shown that sixty percent of students prefer borrowing textbooks through mobile service", Mr.Jeyamurugan said.

Mr.A.Yatheenthira, President of Social Development and Research Association, and Mr.S.Sivapathasuntheram, senior librarian of the Trincomalee public library, also spoke.

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.09.17 22:14   Photo
Champoor Tamils’ security, livelihood threatened by US military partnership with genocidal Sri Lanka
20.09.17 23:37   Photo
Sathasivam papers on Sumerian-Tamil connections see the light of day
19.09.17 22:53  
Tamil village in Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa border Sinhalicized by Mahaweli authority, Survey Dept
18.09.17 18:18   Photo
Uprooted people find houses destroyed by SL Navy in Ira'nai-theevu after 2008
17.09.17 22:07  
Muslims oppose Colombo's ‘Sinhala-only’ policy in public administration of Ampaa'rai
16.09.17 23:49  
Families of enforced disappeared want answers, no deceptive bills to genocidal system
15.09.17 23:30   Photo
30th remembrance of Lt Col Thileepan strengthens resolve among Eezham Tamils
14.09.17 22:52   Photo
Sirisena’s Mahaweli ministry twists old records to Sinhalicize Paduvaankarai
13.09.17 16:39  
EPRLF opposes 20A to SL Constitution, ITAK duo wrongs again says Premachandran
12.09.17 23:17   Photo
Alienate lands to Sinhala colonists or face transfer: SL Governor warns Tamil DS in Vanni
11.09.17 12:10  
Risking legal action, Hakeem wants to transfer lands to Hizbulla’s colony in Batticaloa
10.09.17 23:24   Photo
Uprooted fishermen vow to continue their fight for Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
09.09.17 23:29  
Mano Ganesan’s NGO Secretariat restricts freedom of organisation in Batticaloa
08.09.17 19:23  
I'rakkaamam Police behaves as occupying Sinhala Force: Muslims
07.09.17 18:03  
SL Attorney General's Dept., TID continue to conspire against Tamil political prisoners
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=14872