The opening ceremony of the refurbished Japanese Section at the Colombo Public Library was held on Thursday, August 11.
Kenichi Suganuma, Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, Thamara Malawaarachchi, Deputy Commissioner, Colombo Municipal Council, Eiji Suga, Vice President, Japanese Solidarity Association, Varuni Gangabadaarachchi, Chief Librarian, Colombo Public Library and distinguished guests attended the ceremony.
This project was realized through the good will collaboration of Japanese residents in Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan friends of Japan. New bookshelves, desks and chairs were funded by the Japanese community while approximately 350 books on Japan-related topics were donated by Sri Lankan nationals.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Suganuma expressed his gratitude to those involved in this project and expressed his hope that this refurbished Japanese Section would serve as a centre of friendly exchange between Japan and Sri Lanka and a symbol of the long-standing friendly relations between the peoples of Japan and Sri Lanka.