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    On 11 December 2015, High Commissioner of India Shri Y.K. Sinha launched the India Corner at the Jaffna Public Library, in the presence of Mr. H.M.G.S. Palihakkara, H.E. the Governor of the Northern Province, Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, Hon’ble Chief Minister and Mr. S. Thavarasa, the Leader of the Opposition of the NPC.

   The Collection at the India Corner consists of books on Indian history, Cultural Heritage, Economics, Story books, Children Books, Tourism, Leaders, Mahatma Gandhi, Philosophers, Paintings,  Art and Culture etc. It has a particularly exciting collection of books on contemporary Indian literature. There is also a reference section with encyclopedia, dictionaries (English, Hindi and Tamil) and coffee table books. While the bulk of the books are in English the library also has a substantial number of books in Hindi and Tamil language.

     The Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs publishes “INDIA PERSPECTIVE” a monthly e-Magazine. This is available in 14 Languages. Readers can also read the magazine in their chosen language online from following web sites and Facebook links:-


For further information, please contact:

Mrs. S. Sadasivamoorthy

Chief Librarian

Jaffna Public Library

Tel.: 021-222-6028


If you have any suggestions regarding books, please feel free to contact:

Shri Shashwat Omar

ASO (Culture)

Consulate General of India

No.14, Maruthady lane, Nallur, Jaffna

Tel.: 021-222-0504021-222-0505

Email: cul1[dot]jaffna[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in