The book, which contains the details of 19 ethnic groups living in Sri Lanka as well as their cultures and customs, written under the guidance of the Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganeshan.
The first copy of the book presented to the President by the Minister Mano Ganeshan.
The President also presented awards for the individuals who are contributed to author this book representing 19 ethnic groups.
During this ceremony President Sirisena presented a memento to the Ms. Una McCauley, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan, Minister Mano Ganeshan, MPs , Governors, Chief Ministers, Public Servants and other dignitaries participated in this event.