The 28th Little Library of CUP was opened in Bakmitiyawa, Ampara on 31st May 2014, together with “Kalana Mithuru Lama Samajaya”.
The main objective of setting up this library is to enhance the interest in reading among young learners and ultimately to create child writers. About 150 school children would benefit from it at the initial stage.
The setting up of the library was done with a difference this time. There was a theme associated to the library. The theme was the Human – Elephant conflict. Students were given the opportunity to think how this valuable unique species could be protected whilst protecting themselves.
An art competition was held to enable students to display their creative drawings depicting this theme and the winners were awarded. During the address by CUP official Nadee Dissanayake, students were given a chance to comment on the theme and those who commented positively created a picture of an elephant using their hands.
Also a wooden elephant was presented to the library as a souvenir.
Gramaniladari – Mr.Upali Senanayake, Mr.Rohana – Chid Development Officer, Divisional Secretariat, CUP Officials, Harsha Gomes – Vice President, Nadee Dissanayake - Secretary & Nishantha Perera – Assisstant Treasurer participated at this event. The project was sponsored by few philanthropists.