President Ranil Wickremesinghe poses for a selfie when he attended the ongoing Colombo International Book Fair held annually at the BMICH yesterday (22).
At the event he also said a special book exhibition, including rare books and documents of historical value that have been taken from Sri Lanka to foreign countries, is expected to be organised in conjunction with the 75th Independence Commemoration.
The President also said, he hopes to obtain the support of the
Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association for the Independence Commemorative Book Exhibition. The President, who arrived at the book exhibition this morning, was received by Chairman of the Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association Samantha Indivara and group.
Sri Lanka Foundation Institute Chairman Saman Athaudahetti, members of the Book Publishers Association, Vijitha Yapa, H.D. Premasiri, Ariyadasa Weeraman and Atula Jayakody were also present.
This year’s book fair includes over 400 booths of local and foreign book publishers. The President visited the booths and spoke with several publishers and writers. He also interacted with the public at the book fair.