NATIONAL LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION SERVICES BOARD

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THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SRI LANKA (1990-2020)


Establishment of the National Library of Sri Lanka can be considered as a significant milestone in the education and cultural sector in Sri Lanka. As the apex body in the Library and Information Science (LIS) sector in the country, the National Library of Sri Lanka was inaugurated on 27th April, 1990.

The NLDSB together with the National Library of Sri Lanka has contributed immensely for the development of the LIS sector in Sri Lanka and have achieved its goals and objectives amidst various challenges.

The Chairman, Director General and the rest of the staff of the NLDSB are happy to salute those who shed their blood, sweat and tears during last 50 years to let the NLDSB to emerge as the most prominent body in the LIS sector of the country. As we celebrate this golden anniversary, the staff members can be proud of this institutionís historical record of service to the country and the Sri Lankan people and their own accomplishments and contributions to it. The National Library expects to extend its services further through digital platforms in meeting diverse information needs of people from all walks of life.


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