Famous Authors from Sri Lanka

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List of the most popular authors from Sri Lanka, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Sri Lanka authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Sri Lanka writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List includes Ananda Coomaraswamy, Sirilal Kodikara, more.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Sri Lanka?" and "Who are the best Sri Lanka authors?"

For further information on these historic Sri Lanka authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Sri Lanka authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
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    Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Sri Lanka

    2001: A Space Odyssey, Rendezvous with Rama, Childhood's End

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    The Essential Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, The dance of Shiva, Mediæval ...

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    Funny Boy, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, Jardins de Cannelle

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    Sri Lanka--Ethnic Fratricide and the Dismantling of Democracy, Leveling ...

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    Sri Lanka in crisis, 1977-88, The androgynous Trollope

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    An investigation of mercury-amino acid complexes in the aqueous ...

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    Six-year plan for Ceylon

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    The python of Pura Malai and other stories, The Tide Press of a Dedicated ...

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    Ceylon and Kotelawala, An Asian prime minister's story

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    The folk drama of Ceylon, The Sinhalese novel

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    Kaliyugaya, Yuganthaya, Gamperaliya

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    The life and teachings of Buddha

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    Taming commodity markets

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    Biththi Hathara

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    Early history of Buddhism in Ceylon

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    India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Free Trade Agreement, Development under stress, ...

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    G. B. Senanayake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Sri Lanka
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    Jayalal Rohana is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Sri Lanka
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    Sunanda Mahendra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Sri Lanka
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    Idioms and idiomaticity

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    Harischandra Wijayatunga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Sri Lanka
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