Asia Foundation launches Mobile Library in Sri-Lanka

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The San Francisco-based, Asia Foundation has launched Mobile library Sri Lanka with support from the AIG Disaster Relief Fund and Give2Asia

The new mobile library is designed to serve an estimated eighty thousand families and children living in southern and eastern Sri Lanka. The mobile libraries will be stationed in the communities of Hambantota, Hikkaduwa, Kattankudy, and Thirukkovil, all of which were affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami of December, 2004. The Foundation has retrofitted buses as mobile libraries stocked with books selected by local authorities and available in Sinhala, Tamil, and English, as well as a laptop computer, multimedia projector, and educational DVDs

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