The Colombo International book fair began 20th September at the BMICH. The organizers, Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association, claims that there are publishers from many other countries. However we have seen the same Sri Lankan publishers and some indian publishers are attneding the book fair.
This year parking was not provided for customers, and organizers have used that space also for book stalls. There are many small book stalls displaying same types of books in the exhibition. One stall owner told us that they paid Rs 40,000 to particpate the fair, and it would be very difficult to get any profit from the book sales as there are many stalls and fewer custormers compared to last year.