According to Sri Lanka Library Association (Incorporation) (Amendment) Act, No. 7 of 2004 the objectives of SLLA are:

* to establish, maintain and promote the Library, Documentation and Information Services in Sri Lanka and to setup professional standards for such services.

* to co-ordinate and co-operate with authorities concerned with planning, programming and developing of all aspects of library, documentation and information services.

* to provide professional advice and to promote, facilitate and assist in the use of new technologies in the field of library science, documentation and information service.

* to organize discussions, meetings, conferences and seminars relating.

* to library science documentation and information service and encourage and facilitate the participation of person interested

* to safeguard, protect and promote the rights, privileges, status, interests and welfare of the Librarians and Information Scientists

* to organize, conduct and control the education and training of persons desiring to qualify as professional librarians and information scientists and for that purpose prescribe, approve and accredit appropriate courses of study

* to promote and facilitate the study, teaching and research on library science and information science and services

* to co-operate and co-ordinate with other establishments and associations both national and international, having objects similar to the corporation

* to unite all those engaged in library and information services and promote coordination and fellowship among them to promote co-ordination and cooperation between libraries in Sri Lanka

* to collect literature pertaining to library information and documentation science and maintain a library and documentation center

* to introduce a Code of Conduct and Ethics for the members of the Corporation and monitor the implementation of such Code ; and to do all such other acts and things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.

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Sri Lanka Library Association (Incorporation) (Amendment) Act, No. 7 of 2004

Former (1974) Act




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