Donating Logistics Textbooks Free of Cost to Schools in North Central Province.

The second Logistics book donation ceremony was recently held at the  Provincial Council Administrative Building, Anuradhapura with the participation of the Governor of the North Central Province (NCP), Hon. Maheepala Herath, author of the book, Prof.(Dr.)Lalith Edirisinghe, Mr. Rusell Juriance, Chairman representing the sponsor of books donation Sri Lanka Shippers Council, Secretary -Education NCP , Mr.C.Wickramasinghe, Governor’s Secretary, Mr. Sujantha Ekanayake, Event organizer, Mr.Sampath Siriwardena of CINEC Campus and the team, and official of the North Central Provincial Council

Logistics is now incorporated in the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) syllabus in commerce stream. The first ever book on Logistics in Sinhala Language publication authored by Professor Lalith Edirisinghe is published by CINEC Campus. Having realized challenges faced by the schoolteachers in delivery of this new subject and to provide comprehensive knowledge to students CINEC Campus is pleased to present this book to schools’ libraries free of cost. There are many well-wishers also who have agreed to join CINEC to increase the number of recipient schools of this book. The first set of books were presented in Batticaloa at a national ceremony organized by the Governor of the Eastern Province, Honorable Anuradha Yahampath.

The Government of Sri Lanka declared the 16th of August as the National Logistics Day. The first Logistics Sinhala textbook titled ‘Logistics Sinhalen’ was launched by the Ministry of Transport as a part of the event to commemorate the National Logistics Day. The book will cater to a wide spectrum of readers covering school children, University students and industry professionals. The book consists of 480 pages and introduces most suitable Sinhala term for Logistics as approved by the Department of Official Languages. It is categorized as a science book since it reveals two new transport theories. The book has been endorsed by many academia, professionals, and organizations in Sri Lanka and overseas, including National Library of Sri Lanka. The book has been awarded the formal licence by the Ministry of Education to be used as a library book in schools.

The President of CINEC Campus wishes to distribute the book to schools in all provinces of the island as a CSR project during this year. The author of the book, professor Lalith Edirisinghe is instrumental in declaring a national day for logistics in Sri Lanka and establishing logistics as part of school curriculum. He commenced his career in 1981 as a Cadet in Merchant Navy and counts over 40 years of work experience in the corporate sector including Ceylon shipping Corporation, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, National Water Supplies and Drainage Board, and in the private sector, Associated Newspapers of Sri Lanka (Lake House), and three leading shipping lines namely, UASC, MOL and SCI. Currently he holds a position as the Dean of Faculty of Management and Social Sciences in CINEC Campus. He is an Expert Consultant appointed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). In addition to the Logistics Sinhalen book, he has authored the first ever textbook on Shipping and International trade introducing many theoretical models.

Next book donation is planned to be held in the Central Province under the patronage of Honourable Governor Mr. Tikiri Banda Kobbekaduwa.  The book donation scheduled for other provinces will be announced in due course. Well-wishers can contribute to this national endeavour as individuals or as associations or corporates.