Government of India signs contract to renovate Rabindra Memorial Library in Sripalee College, Horana

Government of India signs contract to renovate Rabindra Memorial Library in Sripalee College, Horana

Government of India signs contract to renovate Rabindra Memorial Library in Sripalee College, Horana

As part of its development partnership with Sri Lanka in the field of education, the Government of India is undertaking a project to renovate the Rabindra Memorial Library and Hall in Sripalee College, Horana, at a total cost of SLR 38 million. In this regard, following a process of competitive bidding, a Contract Agreement was signed with M/s. Farzan Building Construction on 13 May 2015 in the presence of Mr. Arindam Bagchi, Acting High Commissioner of India, Mr. K.A.K. Ranjith Dharmapala, Additional Secretary (Procurement & Construction), Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka, and other officials of the Government of Sri Lanka. The project is being implemented in close consultation with the Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka.

The objective of the project is to provide a conducive learning environment for the students of Sripalee College, and to provide a reading space for the general public in the region. The project involves renovation of the existing library building and hall to upgrade it into a reference library. The project is expected to be completed within a period of 240 days, and its implementation will be jointly monitored by the High Commission and the Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka.

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14 May 2015, Colombo