Friday, 21 February 2020

Reopening Ceremony of the University Main Library

Reopening Ceremony of the Main Library of University of Kelaniya was held on 22nd of January, 2020. It was reopened after a series of renovations which started on September, 2019.

The University of Kelaniya Library was crystallized around the Vidyalankara Pirivena Collection with the elevation of the Pirivena to a fully pledged University status in 1959. Throughout its existence, the library was located in several places and finally moved to its present building in 1977.

Mr. Mahinda De Lanerolle did a special speech at the event about the great history of the Main Library of University of Kelaniya.

Thripitaka Vagishvaracharya, Mahopadhyaya, Pandith, the most Ven. Welamitiyawe Dharmakirthi Sri Kusala Dhamma Thero- the Chief Prelate of the Colombo and Chilaw regions and the Chancellor of University of Kelaniya graced the event as the Chief Guest. Moreover, Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice Chancellor- University of Kelaniya, Senior Prof. Lakshman Senevirathna, Deputy Vice Chancellor- University of Kelaniya, Deans of Faculties, Directors & Chairmen of Units, Centers & Councils, Heads of Departments, academic staff members, Mr. W.M. Karunarathne, Registrar, Dr. C.C. Jayasundara, Librarian- University of Kelaniya, L.A. Jayatissa- Former Librarian, non academic staff members & undergraduates participated in this event.

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