Thereafter the President declared open the Ashraff Memorial library Complex named after the founder of the Eastern University, late leader of the Muslim Congress M.H.M. Ashroff at the Management and Commerce Faulty building . The building has cost 200 million rupees. The President was also presented with the first membership card of the Ashroff Memorial Library.
The President after inspecting the Museum built adjacent to the library which depicts traditional cultural values , engaged in a friendly conversation with the students.
Senior Minister P.Dayarathna, Ministers S.B.Dissanayake, A.L.M.Athaulla, Rauf Hakeem, Eastern Province Governor Rear Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama, Chief Minister Abdul Najeed Majeed, University Grants Commission Chairperson, Ksanika Hirimburegama, and Vice Chancellor Dr. S.M. Mohamed Ismail wereamong those present at the occasion.