Update: The Colombo International Book Fair 2023 will be held at the BMICH from 22nd September to 2nd October 2023.
Organizers of this popular book exhibition, Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association said that there will be around 300 – 400 local and foreign book stalls.
Many people buy school text books and even exercise book, as they are given discounts here.
Here are some books that can be suggested to purchase at this exhibition:
Greatest Sri Lankan books (Novels) of all time
Read good books to transform your life
Top 10 greatest Novels by Marin Wickrmasinghe
Short story, novels and other literary work recommended at Vidyodaya Sinhala Literature awards 2011
Best Sinhala Literary Books
‘Vidyodaya Literary Awards Ceremony 2010’ organized by the Sinhala and Mass Communication Department of the Sri Jayawardenepura University award books based on unbiased recommendation by knowledgeable University academics. Books awarded at recent award ceremony held on August, 2010 are follows:
Best lyric collection ‘Seethala Gangulak’ by Ven. Pallegama Hemarathana
Best poetic collection ‘රැය කරා ගමන – Reya Kara Gamana’ by Nandana Weerasinghe
Best short story collections ‘මුවා මැරූ සලමන් – Muwa Meru Salman by Nissanka Wijemanne and ‘සුදුමල්විල – Sudu Mal Wila’ by Susantha Mahaulpatha
Best novel ‘කන්දක් ෙස් මා – Kandak Se Ma’ by Veteran author Sumithra Rahubadda
Best newspaper column collection Veteran journalist ‘ඊළමෙ කතාව – Eelame Kathawa’ by Ariyananda Dombagahawatte and ‘පන්නරය – Pannaraya’ by Mahesh Rathnayake
Physics text books by Dr S D Rosa and Dr P Geekiyanage
Chemistry books by Prof Sudantha Liyanage and Prof W D Jayathilake
Economics books by Prof Danny Athapattu, Dr Dayarathna
Business Studies books by Dr Jagath Bandaranayake Political Science books by Karuna Rathnayake
Combined Mathematics books by K D M S Jayathilake
Classical Authors (Novelists) Martin Wickramasinghe, Gunadasa Amarasekera, K. Jayatillake, T. B. Ilangaratne, Ediriweera Sarachandra, G B Senanayake, Siri Gunasinghe, Sugathapala de Silva, Arisen Ahubudu, Mahagama Sekara
Non Fictional Writers (Authors of Self help books) Daya Rohana Athukorala, Gamini Kumara Withana, Lal Fonseka, Leelananda Gamachchi, Sarath Wijesooriya, Priyanga de Soyza, Sumanadasa Samarasinghe, Gnadadsaa Perera
Buddhist Books Walpola Rahula Theoro, Ajan Brhamawanso, Rerukane Chandrawimala Theoro, Kribathgoda Gnanananda Thero
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