The Colombo International Book Fair opened at the BMICH in Colombo today amidst COVID-19 concerns.

A large number of visitors arrived early despite warnings by health authorities that the threat form COVID-19 has not subsided and the need for the public to comply with the health safety measures.

Here are some scenes from the book fair this morning.

State Minister of National Heritage,Performing Arts &Rural Arts Promotion Vidura Wickramanayake declared open the book fair