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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