Home / Entertainment / Arts/ Governor visits Jaffna Book Fair

Governor visits Jaffna Book Fair

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00


Governor of Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan visited Jaffna Book Fair 2019 which was held on a grand scale at Jaffna Veerasingam Hall. As Sunday (1) was the final day, he presented gifts to the winners of the various competitions held to mark this book fair.

This book fair, organised by the Ceylon Book Sellers Importers and Exporters Association commenced last 27 September as per the conceptualisation of the Northern Governor.

The Governor presented gifts to the five winners who participated at the final-day art competition and 20 lucky-box winners. He had casual conversations with the booksellers and the people who attended the book fair.

The Governor said that as a large number of people attended the book fair enthusiastically, he has decided to hold the book fair next year more grandly in Jaffna.

The book fair hall was divided into 30 stalls and each stall displayed books for school children, storybooks for children, guidance books and books of local authors and Indian senior authors. Art competitions for children were also held.


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

State of the economy of Sri Lanka

Saturday, 21 September 2019

I am not an economist nor do I profess to be an economic analyst. The views expressed in this presentation are those of a layman who has always been interested in the economic progress of Sri Lanka.

Premadasa, Père et Fils

Saturday, 21 September 2019

We are what time, circumstances and history has made of us. We are trapped in history. At age 77, I refuse to trap history in my mind. This essay is an obligation to history. Although J.R. Jayewardene introduced ‘Executive Presidentialism’, coer

Economy, business community and the Prime Minister

Friday, 20 September 2019

The speech made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief Guest of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019 deserves very careful consideration by the country due to several reasons. This will no doubt be his last speech on economic policy to be

Sri Lanka needs to invest more on soft infrastructure

Friday, 20 September 2019

Developing countries like Sri Lanka will have to prepare for further downside risks in 2020 with the growing debt problems and the growth problems in Europe and the slowdown in Asia. Slower growth is already visible in weakening global trade and comm

Columnists More