Jaffna Public Library won 1st Place for the Best Public Libraries in Sri Lanka – 27 October 2014


Jaffna Public Library (யாழ் பொது நூலகம்) in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, is the famous library in Sri Lanka by historical and Sri Lankan civil war. It functions under the Jaffna Municipal Council. The library was built in 1933 and burnt in 1981. During early 1980s, it was one of the biggest libraries in Asia, containing over 97,000 books and manuscripts.In 2001, rehabilitation of the library was completed with new structure and new books. Even though, old books and manuscripts were not replaced.

Jaffna Municipal Council of the Jaffna District in the Northern Province has been awarded “Swarna Purawara” Certificate for winning the 1st Place by the Jaffna Public Library.

Jaffna Public Library won the first place at the Awards Ceremony for the Best Public Libraries in Sri Lanka which was organized by Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils together with University of Kelaniya-Department of Library and Information Science.

Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda and Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri took part at this celebration of the success which was held at Jaffna Public Library on 27th October 2014.

Now Days, Success is observed in almost at every sector of socio – economic fields of northern people.

Governor wishes the relevant officials who brought the success.