Hela Havula

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The Hela Havula is a Sinhalese literary organization founded by Munidasa Kumaratunga in 1941. The movement advocates the replacement of Sanskritic words with Hela (native) versions. It was incorporated in 1985. Besides Munidasa Kumaratunga, other prominent members included Sunil Shantha (musician), Amarasiri Gunawadu (poet) Rev. Fr. Moses A. Perera, Raphael (Raipiyel) Tennekoon (poet), Ven. Tirikunamale Ananda Anunayaka Thera, Fr. Marcelline Jayakody (poet, hymn writer), Arisen Ahubudu (poet), Jayantha Weerasekera (journalist), Jayamaha Wellala (poet), Hubert Dissanayake (poet) Alau Isi Sebi Hela (Writer), Ven. Kodagoda Gnanaloka, Prof. Nandadasa Kodagoda (Doctor, singer, lyricist), Mohotti Don David (journalist), Prof. Vinnie Vitharana (author), W. J. M. Lokubandara (former Speaker), Sandadas Coperehewa (teacher, author & poet), D.V. Richard De Silva (teacher, author) Anandapiya Kudathihi (journalist), Gunapala Senadeera (poet), Jayasekara Abeyruwan (Author, Notary Public)[1] and A Do Chandrasekera. The prestigious journal "Subasa" is a publication of Hela Havula.

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