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Famous Writers from Sri Lanka

List of famous writers from Sri Lanka, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Sri Lanka is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Sri Lanka$ writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Sri Lanka and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

The list you're viewing is made up of different items like Simon Navagattegama and Kumaraswamy Pulavar.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Sri Lanka$ writers?" and "Which writers are from Sri Lanka?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Sri Lanka in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Sri Lanka, but they're all of Sri Lanka descent.
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    Died at 79 (1927-2006)

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    E. W. Adikaram Died at 80 (1905-1985)

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    Died at 65 (1940-2005)

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    Died at 72 (1913-1985)

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    Died at 85 (1929-2014)

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    Died at 74 (1928-2002)

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    Sunanda Mahendra age 77

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    Died at 88 (1925-2013)

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    Died at 70 (1939-2009)

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    Harischandra Wijayatunga age 84

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    Died at 65 (1944-2009)

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    Died at 90 (1906-1996)

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    Saman Kelegama age 56

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    Jayalal Rohana age 51

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    Died at 85 (1895-1980)

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    Died at 53 (1930-1983)

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    Died at 68 (1854-1922)

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    Lester James Peries age 96

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