Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, donated around 16,000 books to the iconic Jaffna Public Library in Sri Lanka.
The new donated collection will be exhibited at the ‘India Corner’ of the library, which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his maiden visit in 2015.
Chief Librarian Suganthy Sadasivamoorthy said, “The titles cover topics ranging from culture, literature, philosophy, politics to science.”
The new books will add to the library’s existing collection of some 1,00,000 books collected over the 30 years. The library had lost many of its precious titles and manuscripts in June 1981where the building was set on fire. Presently, the white-coloured imposing structure attracts many researchers and students, it was renovated in the late 1990s under President Chandrika Kumaratunga