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A New Library for the Balangoda Damahana Public School.

The Damahana public school has consistently delivered outstanding teaching to its students, even though it lacked many key resources and facilities. Chief amongst these was the lack of a library for the children. Now, thanks to the Secondary Education Modernization Project (SEMP) and a donation of Rs 1.9 million a brand new library has been built allowing the children to expand their knowledge and learn from a wonderful array of new books.

The chief minister of Sabaragamuwa, the honorable Mr. Maheepala Herath, handed over the library to the students in an official ceremony that took place on 29th of June 2010. In attendance were the provincial chief secretary of Sabaragamuwa, the honorable Mr. Bhanu Munipriya (minister of Health, Indigenous Medicine & Women Affairs in Sabaragamuwa) and the honorable Mr. Sepala Kuruppu Arachchi (Provincial Manger, Sabaragamuwa educational modernization project and director of Balangoda zonal education).

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A Computerized Library Management System for Damahana MV

R/Damahana MV has made rapid progress in many fields winning several provincial and national level awards. The reasons behind these successes could be attributed to the fact that formal curricula based education and extracurricular activities are given due attention at all times

Charith Mahawatte, Damith Sulochana
The achievements at Grade Five scholarship level and 2009 Advanced Level results could be sited as reflective indicators of these achievements.
Damahana MV was adjudged the school providing the best learning environment-2009 in the Ratnapura district. The School also received first place at Provincial level and second place at National level for the Schools Productivity Award.
There has also been a remarkable improvement with the addition of new buildings including a well equipped library. However, for effective use of the library it was necessary that it be equipped with a computerized library management system.
The school management committee approached many organizations and private institutions but due to the heavy cost it can incur, they were hesitant to meet our request.
At this juncture, with the intervention of a local student and Moratuwa University IT graduate, Charith Mahawatte, the Moratuwa University offered to assist with the project.
As a consequence, graduates of the University, Charith Mahawatte, Damith Sulochana, Kaushalya Hemaratne, together with Rupavahini Program producer Rohana Aluthge helped install the computerized library management system for the school.
This allows us the opportunity to efficiently manage the newly established school library at Damahana MV.

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A New Library


“Reading makes a completed man “to get that statement, the man should be facilitated to collect books for reading. Regards to get a better knowledge, to conquer the future problems, the ways of knowledge must be supplied more and more.


A centre which the knowledge can be found and delivered the school has additional ways of getting the knowledge was very important. To gain that knowledge the best and the most suitable place is the school library. Getting a completed school library to its students is an expected thing. So this chance was given to the present students of Balangoda Damahana maha Vidyalaya in Ratnapura district. The government has estimated 1835000.00 LKR for the construction work of the building. Next they issued 200000.00 LKR to buy books and electronics instruments.


From the Asian development bank’s donations and under the secondary educational modernization project, these library facilities were given to Rathnapura Damahana School. Both students and the teachers had to face for many difficulties when they search books to gain the knowledge. But this obtained resource is a very useful and helpful one to continue their education
in successful way.

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