22nd eptember 2009, firstlanka.com
Massive crowds throng the Colombo International Book Fair now on at the BMICH,Colombo with over 250,000 having visited the site up to today.
Book Publishers Association Secretary, Upali Wanigasuriya claimed the increase of visitors on this annual event was the interest shown towards reading by the public.”Irrespective age, they flock to the venue”, Wanigasuriya noted.
He said the turn out this year would be more than the previous years considering the number for just two days.
The exhibition will continue till September 27 as the largest book fair in the country on an annual basis.
This is the eleventh consecutive year the fair is being held and had attracted publishers from many countries.