There are three major Literary Awards in Sri Lanka to mark the Literary Month of September.
- Vidyodaya Literary Awards
- Swarna Pusthaka Awards
- Godage Book Awards
Vidyodaya Literary Awards 2019
Vidyodaya Literary Award Ceremony 2019 which was organized by the Department of Sinhala and Mass Communication of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in parallel to the 60th Aniversary Celebrations of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, was held on 3rd of September 2019 at Sumangala reading hall. This is the first and exclusive literary awards ceremony conducted by a Sri Lankan university.
This year Vidyodaya Literary Awards were disseminated among following authors that represented 5 literary categories.
Best poetry collection
“Pembariyagen wen wunu Lulek harei alakata” – Timran Keerthi
Best lyrics collection
“Sarasa Wasanthaya” – Mr. Nilar N. Kassim
Best short story collection
“Swarnakaya” – Prof.Prabhath Jayasinghe
“Makaranandaya” – Wirajini Tennakoon
Best Newspaper article collection
“Manige Theeruwa 3” – Sundara Nihathamani De Mel
3 lyrics collections out of 8, 5 poetry collections out of 50, 5 short story collections out of 62, 5 novels out of 138, 5 newspaper articles out of 15 were selected as final round nominees for this year’s vidyodaya literacy awards.
Dr. Sunethra Kankanamge; Senior Lecturer, Dr.Hansamala Ritigahapola; Senior Lecturer, Rev. Dr. Nawalapitiye Anuradha Sudhammika; Senior Lecturer, Dr.Kusumalatha Lankamulla; Senior Lecturer, Dr.Senani Harischandra; Senior Lecturer and Head of the respective Department were among the judging panel of the Awards Ceremony.
Swarna Pusthaka Awards 2019
The Swarnapusthaka Awards awarded by Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association for the best novel published in 2018 will be held at the BMICH on 14th September, 2019.
Swarna Pusthaka Awards 2019 – 11 shortliste