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 Post subject: Used or new Physic textbook donations to uplift the library
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:00 pm 

Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:53 pm
Posts: 1
Location: Nugegoda
Dear Sir/Madam,


The Department of Physics of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura has a long history within the University. Furthermore in the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the Department of Physics is a prominent and a major stakeholder. Currently the department cater to a undergraduate population that vary between 400 - 450. The department consists of 12 permanent academic staff members and about 15 supportive staff.

Currently research within the department evolve around Marine Geophysics, Digital Electronics, Computational and Mathematical Physics, Physics Education. All the staff members are diligent and committed towards making the Department of Physics a more intellectual and a vibrant place for higher education, however this has to be achieved with some very limited and modest funding.

Our department functions a library, autonomous of the main university library. This library is old as the department itself and has been a major asset to the department. The library is small enough: It houses 300 Physics related textbooks both undergraduate and postgraduate and about 130 periodicals but large enough to assist many undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and visiting research scholars.

Presently the department has embarked on uplifting its library; that is to acquire more space, add several reading tables and most importantly to replace many of the aging copies of some excellent physics textbooks with new editions and to add more new and good quality physics textbooks. But with the little funding available to us, we are facing an uphill task of fulfilling our objectives.

Thus on behalf of the whole department and the whole of the physics undergraduates, I make this opportunity to kindly request to help us by donating used or new physics undergraduate and postgraduate textbooks. It is extremely grateful if your organization/ institution could take part in this altruistic deed.

Eagerly awaiting a favorable answer.

Thanking you.
Yours truly,

Nuwan Karunaratne.
Lecturer in Physics

 Post subject: Government sponsored digital divide in SriLanka.
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:23 am 

Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2005 5:40 am
Posts: 7
Location: Boston, MA
The concept of information deprivation and rule was invented by Srilankan

The forefathers of big political families had requested the British not to teach
English to common people.

One governor Morton has written about this.

Bandaranayake took it a step further and deprived any Sinhalese
learning anything in English ,while hesent his daughters and son abroad,thus
preserving the kingdom and ruling rights of the isalnd.

Present government has done nothing to promote ,infrastucture development in the use of IT in the island.

Old books is not what you need in a Physics libraray.

Log on to share wear of the MIT .

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