President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over a donation of books for the Poson mega book dansala, organised by the Education Ministry, at a ceremony held at Temple Trees yesterday (June 4).
The mega book dansala will be held at the Pahatha Maluwa of Mihintale on June 12 and 13. Arrangements have been made to accept quality additional readers, children’s story books, subject related books and past papers for the dansala.
The Education Ministry has arranged to solicit the assistance of school children, staff of schools and parents for this meritorious act. Anyone can hand over books donated for the dansala to the Education Ministry’s publications Advisory Council on or before June 6.
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardene, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Education Ministry Secretary Anura Dissanayake, Commissioner of Educational Publications Tissa Hewavithane, Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya, the three Service Chiefs and the IGP were also present during yesterday’s ceremony.