PM opens Geethanjali Amarasuriya Memorial Centenary Library at Visakha Vidyalaya

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (11) declared open the Geethanjali Amarasuriya Memorial Visakha Centenary Library, a four storied building with modern facilities.

A press release from the Prime Minister’s Media Division notes that the four storied building has an area of nearly 15,000 square feet and has a fully technically equipped conference room.

Visakha Vidyalaya’s School Development Society and the Ministry of Education have jointly constructed this new library with a financial contribution of Rs. 96.5 million overcoming the difficulties encountered during Covid-19 pandemic period.

Mrs. Sandamali Aviruppola, Principal of Visakha Vidyalaya along with Visakha daughters welcomed the distinguished guests including the Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Prime Minister unveiled a plaque commemorating the opening of the new library and inaugurated the library by symbolizing the lending of the first book to a Visakha daughter. The Principal of Visakha Vidyalaya presented a souvenir to the Prime Minister.

Hon. (Prof.) G. L. Peiris- Foreign Minister, Mrs. G.L. Peiris, Mr. Kithsiri Liyanagamage-National Schools Director, the Deputy Principals of Visakha Vidyalaya, academic & non-academic staff, Visakha daughters and their parents and officials of the School’s Development Society were also present at the occasion.