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    Book loving President in Book Fair

    President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who has always been known as a politician who often spends time with books, has come to the Colombo National Book Fair at BMICH today (22) in the morning.

    Speaking at the exhibition which is being held for the 23rd time, the President said that a special book exhibition containing books and documents of rare and historical value that have been taken from Sri Lanka to foreign countries is expected to be organized in conjunction with the 75th Independence Commemoration.

    The President said that he hopes to get the support of the Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association for the Independence Commemorative Book Exhibition.

    President Ranil Wickramasinghe, who arrived at the exhibition grounds this morning, was welcomed by Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association President Mr. Samantha Indivara and others. Sri Lanka Foundation Chairman Saman Athavudahetti, Book Publishers Association members Vijitha Yapa, H.D. Premasiri, Ariyadasa Weeraman, Athula Jayakodi were also present on this occasion.

    This year’s book fair includes more than 400 booths of local and foreign book publishers and the president visited the booths and observed them and engaged in a short conversation asking the book publishers and writers for information.

    President Ranil Wickramasinghe also engaged in a friendly conversation with the people who came to the exhibition grounds.

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