Opening of Neil Carson Library at Ulalla School Kamburupitiya

On 28th July 2014 Devsiri and family ceremonially handed over the newly built Carson Library to Children at Ulllala School Kamburupitiya. Carson library was a wonderful gift for the school and the Ullala village from Mr Neil Carson the Chief Executive of Johnson Matthey in London

The Carson library , the biggest school library in the area was built in a remarkable short time of 5 weeks, under the supervision of Srilanka Chairman of UKFG and Devsiri’s father-in-law, Mr Sirisena Gamage, better known as Mr G.   The Carson library which cost £6000 consist of brand new tables, chairs , book cupboards , ceiling fans and a Mable floor and nearly 500 new text books all paid for by Mr Carson.

Three years ago Mr Carson and family donated a similar library to Ratanapala school at Kamburupitiya and this second new library is a testament to Carson family’s continuing generosity for the children in the town. The parents and children are eternally grateful to them .

Dinum Hewavidana, 10, ceremoniously cut the ribbon and opened the library on behalf of Neil Carson family.

After the opening , there was three hours of beautiful singsongs and colorful dances by delightful children and speeches were made by a few local politicians. The School Principal Mr Arunage and all the speakers expressed their utmost gratitude to Mr Neil Carson for presenting the school with a much needed library. They have made an open invitation to the Carson family to visit Srilanka and their school.

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