The 50th anniversary Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Library Association was held on 30th June 2010 at SLFI auditorim amidst a large and distinguished gathering.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Hon. T B Ekanayake was the Chief Guest of the occasion. Prof. S. Sandarasegaram, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Colombo and Ms Manil Silva, former Librarian, Central Bank of Sri Lanka were the Guests of Honour. President of Sri Lanka H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksha and President of IFLA, Dr (Ms) Ellen Tisse sent congratulatory messages for the event. In addition to the members of the SLLA, representatives of Sri Lanka's publishing industry, book trade, government departments, Organisation of Professional Association were present at the inauguration. The Chief Guest presented the awards and certificates with the President of SLLA Mr Upali Amarasiri.