At the request of Hon. State Minister Dilum Amunugama, a project of converting busses classified as unusable as libraries was launched based on a concept of His Excellency the President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Going in line with the motto “Humanity before All” Manusath Derana, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel, Sri Lanka Transport Board and the Sri Lanka National Library teamed up and dedicated their resources, wealth, time and labor to the success of this project with great enthusiasm and dedication.
As the first phase of this project redesigned library buses were previously donated to five selected schools with less library facilities in 5 districts of Sri Lanka.
The second phase of donating library buses to 20 selected schools in the remaining 20 districts was held at temple treeh on 12th March under the patronage of Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Students and Principals of the schools concerned, Hon. Gamini Lokuge Minister of Transport, Hon. Minister of State Dilum Amunugama, deputy Chairman of Derana Media network, Chairmans’ of the National Library of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Transport Board, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel and the Directors and Staff of respective institutions attended the ceremony.
In addition cabinet ministers, governors, parliamentarians, secretaries and staff of the ministries participated appreciating this project. Each Student participated also received a book parcel from Manusath Derana.