Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Y.K.Sinha, Northern Province Governor Pallihakara and Northern Province Chief Minister Justice Wigneswaran jointly inaugurated the “India Corner” at the Jaffna Public Library on December 11.
The “India Corner” has been set up in partnership with the Jaffna Municipal Council, with the objective of offering access to a variety of books, DVDs, periodicals and other entertainment material to the people of Jaffna. The “India Corner” would house books procured from India, mainly in Tamil language, on Indian history, cultural heritage, fiction, children’s books, mythology, Indian leaders, philosophers, Tamil art and culture.
A statement issued by the Indian Embassy stated that the launch of the “India Corner” is a major step in further cementing India’s cultural relationship with the people of Jaffna. It would serve as a window of the life and culture of the people of India for the people of Jaffna.