A group of around 50 writers and other artistes as well as university students have got together and donated 10,000 books, written in the Sinhala, Tamil and English languages, to the Jaffna Library, BBC Sandeshaya reports.
The library has been renovated since being set on fire several decades ago.
The book donation took place at the launch of a Sinhala translation of three novels by Tamil poet V I S Jeyapalan and a Tamil translation of ‘Amma’ by Upul Shantha Sannasgala.
Dr. Saminathan Wimal of the languages department of the Jaffna University has done the translations and co-organized the event.
Sannasgala said on the occasion that language was a key to uniting the south and the north, and that this was part of efforts to bring about that harmony.