Sept 13, Colombo: Etisalat Lanka, the UAE based mobile telephone operator in Sri Lanka has donated Rs. 2 million to the Presidential Book Project "Nena Guna Thilina".
The Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Lanka Duminda Rathnayake handed over the check for Rs. 2 million to the Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga Thursday at the Presidential Secretariat.
"Nena Guna Thilina" book project, a concept of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, functions as a social responsibility project under the Presidential Secretariat. Implemented in 2010, the project focuses on encouraging the habit of reading in children.
Under the project, more than 970 rural schools have been gifted with book packs, each valued at approximately Rs. 75,000 with the assistance of generous donors.
(Photos by Chandana Perera)