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[BKARTS] PLEASE HELP TIDAL WAVE HIT LIBRARIES IN SRI LANKA



Sri Lankan Libraries Need Urgent Assistance

Jan 11, 2005

Sri Lanka plunged in to crisis as giant tidal waves lashed the southern,
northern and eastern coasts of the country causing over 20,000 deaths and
massive lost of property. The sudden rise in sea-level, a phenomenon known
as tsunami, had been unleashed by a massive earthquake measured at 8.9
Richter scale, near northern Sumatra, Indonesia at 6.58 a.m. (Sri Lankan
time) on Sunday 26th December 2004. According to the US Geological survey
this was the fifth largest quake for a century and the biggest for 40 years.
A wall of water as high as 50 feet triggered by the earthquake hit the Sri
Lankan coast around 9.45 a.m. (Sri Lankan time). In some areas in Sri Lanka
the killer waves had travelled as far as 5 kilometers inland and sucked in
almost every thing standing in its way. It is estimated that over one
million peoplein the country have been affected by this phenomenal tragedy.

Amidst this catastrophe a large number of school libraries, community
libraries, children libraries, public libraries. libraries belong to
religious institutions and a large number of private/home libraries in the
affected areas have either been completely destroyed or severely affected.

In this hour of calamity the National Library and Documentation Services
Board (NLDSB) of Sri Lanka seeks assistance from the international community
to reconstruct/repair the damaged libraries and the restoration of the
damaged books and other library material. According to the preliminary
estimates


the damage to the buildings and to the other infrastructure facilities is
huge and the donations in the form of either library material or financial
assistance are sought from the international library community. Monetary
donations can be send to the NLDSB account no. 00251620073963 at the Peoples
Bank, Park Street Branch, Colombo, Sri Lanka.


 Public libraries in Sri Lanka affected by Tsunami waves
 (Preliminary Survey)

 Colombo District



   1. Egoda Uyana Branch Public Library and 3 Community Centre libraries
(Moratuwa Municipal Council)

Kalutara District



   2. Panadura Public Library - 1 Reading Room (Panadura Municipal Council)
   3. Maradana Branch Public Library (Beruwala Urban Council)

Galle District



   4. Balapitiya Public Library (Balapitiya Pradeshiya Sabha)
   5. Hirewatte branch Public Library (Ambalangoda Urban Council)
   6. Hikkaduwa Public Library (Hikkaduwa Urban Council)
   7. Godagama Public Library (Hikkaduwa Pradeshiya Sabha)
   8. Madampe Public Library (Hikkaduwa Pradeshiya Sabha)
   9. Magalle branch Public Library (Galle Municipal Council)
  10. Habaraduwa Public Library (Habaraduwa Pradeshiya Sabha)

Matara District



  11. Mirissa Public Library (Waligama Pradeshiya Sabha)
  12. Matara Public Library (Matara Municipal Council)
  13. Gandara Public Library (Devinuwara Pradeshiya Sabha)
  14. Dickwella Public Library (Dickwella Pradeshiya Sabha)

Hambantota District



  15. Kudawalle Public Library (Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha)
  16. Tangalle Public Library (Tangalle Urban Council)
  17. Ambalantota Public Library (Ambalantota Pradeshiya Sabha)
  18. Hambantota Public Library (Hambantota Urban Council)

Ampara District



  19. Pottuvil Ullai Public Library (Pottuvil Pradeshiya Sabha)
  20. Pottuvil Komari Public Library (Pottuvil Pradeshiya Sabha)
  21. Kalmunai Public Library (Kalmunai Municipal Council)
  22. Sainthamaruthu Public Library (Sainthamaruthu Pradeshiya Sabha)
  23. Maruthamunai Public Library (Maruthamunai Pradeshiya Sabha)
  24. Nattpiddimunai Public Library (Nattpiddimunai Pradeshiya Sabha)
  25. Karaithivu Public Library (Karaithivu Pradeshiya Sabha)
  26. Attalaichchenai Public Library (Attalaichchenai Pradeshiya Sabha)
  27. Ninthavur Public Library (Ninthavur Pradeshiya Sabha)
  28. Alayadivembu Public Library (Alayadivembu Pradeshiya Sabha)
  29. Thirukovil Public Library (Thirukovil Pradeshiya Sabha)
  30. Thirukovil Sub Office Public Library (Thirukovil Pradeshiya Sabha)
  31. Meeranagar Public Library (Akaraipatru Pradeshiya Sabha)
  32. Akaraipatru Public Library (Akaraipatru Pradeshiya Sabha)

Batticaloa District



  33. Vaharai Public Library (Vaharai Pradeshiya Sabha)
  34. Valaichchenai Public Library (Koralaipatru Pradeshiya Sabha)
  35. Eruvil Patru Public Library (Eruvil Patru Pradeshiya Sabha)
  36. Manmunai Public Library (Manmunai Pradeshiya Sabha)
  37. Manmunai Patru North Public Library (Manmunai Patru Pradeshiya Sabha)

Trincomalee District



  38. 38. Muttur Sub Office Public Library (Muttur Pradeshiya Sabha)
  39. 39. Muttur Public Library (Muttur Pradeshiya Sabha)
  40. 40. Muttur Town Public Library (Muttur Pradeshiya Sabha)
  41. 41. Kinniya Public Library (Kinniya Pradeshiya Sabha)
  42. 42. Vellamanal Public Library (Town and Gravets Pradeshiya Sabha)
  43. 43. Nilaveli Sub Office Public Library (Kuchchaveli Pradeshiya Sabha)
  44. 44. Trincomalee Public Library (Trincomalee Urban Council)
  45. 45. Eachchalampatru Sub Office Public Library (Seruwila Pradeshiya
Sabha)

Mullaitivu District



  46. Mullaithivu Sub Office Public Library (Maritimepatru Pradeshiya Sabha)
  47. Semalai Public Library (Maritimepatru Pradeshiya Sabha)

Jaffna District



  48. Valvettithurai Public Library (Valvettithurai Pradeshiya Sabha)
  49. Point Pedro Public Library (Point Pedro Urban Council)
  50. Vadamaratchi Public Library (Point Pedro Pradeshiya Sabha)
  51. Vadamaratchi East Public Library (Point Pedro Pradeshiya Sabha)
  52. Vadamaratachi Sub Office Public Library (Point Pedro Pradeshiya Sabha)


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