Ministry of Education is proud to support the return of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

Posted On 08 Jul 2018
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Sri Lankans’ hunger for knowledge drives them to the 24-hoursale at all hours of the day for books at 60%-80% off

The Ministry of Education proudly supports the return of the world’s biggest book sale to Sri Lanka. The Minister of Education, Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam’s vision to promote a culture of reading aligns with Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’s cause to provide affordable English books and boost English literacy across Sri Lanka.The24-hour book saleis currently underway in Colombo for the second year in a row, showcasing an array of books from renowned authors at massive discounts.

Speaking on the progress the book sale has made, Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said, “The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale brings us a huge advantage, giving Sri Lankans an opportunity to access affordable English books. The wide variety of books encourages the habit of reading for whomever visits the sale – not just for adults, but for children too, to cultivate a lifelong love for books. We are pleased to support a sale of this calibre, offering high quality books to broaden the horizons of the public”.

The event has even attracted the presence of many other public figures, one of them being the Prime Minister, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe himself and his wife Maitree Wickremasinghe, who visited the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale themselves.

The nation has shown a hunger for knowledge through reading, and especially to uplift their fluency in English. More Sri Lankans than ever have visited the book sale this year, from students of all ages, university graduates, corporate adults, to expats and families.Visitors come at all hours of the day and night,keen toshopat the 24-hour book sale and experiencethe excitementof browsing through over 1.5 million books.

Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated, “English is a global language and the demand for English fluency is strongernow, more than ever. Reading English books greatly helps to improve vocabulary and grammar andexpand one’s imagination, shaping a better society in the long run”.

Creating a culture of reading is essential for any society, and the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale hasmade this their mission for yearsby bringing affordable books around the world. With Sri Lanka having the privilege of being another country from the region to experience the event, the Ministry of Education encourages all Sri Lankans to make the best of the opportunity to read more.

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is free to enter for all at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC) from now until the 8th July 2018. The event stays open 24 hours a day, non-stop until it wraps up on the 8th. Drop by to experience book shopping on a whole new level.

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