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Mrs. Janaki Liyanage

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 Sri Lankan in Australia Volunteers to Build Library at Abimansala

2010-12-14 12:19:26

‘Abimansala’, the wellness resort being built by the side of the Nuwarawewa in Anuradhapura to house the totally dependent disabled War Heroes receives support from many organizations and philanthropists all over the world. Mr & Mrs Sathyawadi and Mallika Rajapakse, Mr & Mrs Neil and Ajantha Horadagoda and Mr & Mrs Anura and Kumari Karunaratna, living in New South Wales, Australia have come forward along with their patriotic friends in NSW to construct a library at Abimansala, completed with all the facilities available in a modern library for the use of resident War Heroes.

Mr. Horadagoda, acting as representative for the group, presented the initial contribution, amounting to Rs. 433,010/= to Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) on Tuesday (14) for the construction of this library. The group also pledge to equip the library with all the modern paraphernalia and amenities.

In Mr. Horadagoda’s own words “The library planned for Abimansala is a broad concept which is intended to stimulate the minds of disabled soldier. Like any other conventional library it will have a wide selection of books, journals, magazines and other relevant reading material but more importantly, it will have electronic devices allowing soldiers to interact with rest of the world so that they are able to contribute to society and the wider world through mechanism such as personal websites, blogs and chat rooms.” He also states that the library in Abimansala is a resource centre established with the sole intention of ‘firing the minds’ of this cohort armed personnel.

This project was coordinated by Mrs. Roma Rajaguru, a Senior Member of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment Seva Vanitha Unit.


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