Sri Lankan literature

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Sri Lankan literature is the literary tradition of Sri Lanka. The largest part of Sri Lankan literature was written in the Sinhala language, but there is a considerable amount of works in other languages used in Sri Lanka over the millennia (including Pāli, Tamil, and English).However the language used for the ancient timing was much different to the language used in Sri Lanka now.

Up to the present, short stories are a very important part of Sri Lankan literature; the output of Sinhalese short story writers is greater than that of the Tamil and English writers combined and has elicited a greater measure of critical analysis.

History[edit]

List of names[edit]

Pali Writers[edit]

  • Mahanama Thero
  • Vedeha Thera

Sinhala Writers[edit]

Sinhala Poets[edit]

  • Rathna Sri Wijesinghe
  • Sunil Ariyaratne
  • Sunil Sarath Perera
  • Senerath Gonsalkorala
  • Kithsiri Nimalshantha
  • Sirilal Kodikara
  • Ariyawansha Ranaweera
  • Dharma Sri Kuruppu
  • Lal Hegoda
  • Lucien Bulathsinhala
  • Wimal Dissanayake
  • Palitha Ganewatta
  • Darshana Medis
  • Upananda Batugedara
  • Meemana Prematilaka
  • H.M. Kudaligama
  • Wimlasiri Perera
  • D.A. Kumarasingha
  • U.A.S. Prera ( Siri Ayiya)
  • Kapila E. Senevirathna
  • John Rajadasa
  • Wilson Hagoda
  • Wimalendra Wathuregama
  • Bantis Ranaweera
  • Makandure Gunawardana
  • B.H. Amarasena
  • Sudharma Senevirathna
  • Chandrasena Batugedara
  • Somapala Jayakody
  • Sesiri Wijesekara
  • Manjula Wediwardana
  • Upul Senadheerage
  • Thushari Priyangika
  • Vipuli Niroshini Hettiarachchi
  • Lakshantha Athukorala
  • Gamunu P. Dasanayake
  • Eng.Tharindu Weerasinghe
  • Upekala Bhagya Athukorala
  • Capt. Tharindu Weerasinghe
  • Sajeewani Kasthuriarachchi
  • Sunanda Karunaratne
  • Rukshila Wettamuni

Essayists and Nonfictional Writers[edit]


Sinhala Playwrights[edit]

  • Ranjith Dharmakeerthi
  • Dhanajaya Karunarthne
  • Piyal Kriyawasam
  • Namel Weeramuni

Sinhala Radio Play Writers[edit]

Sri Lankan Tamil authors[edit]

  • Dominic Jeeva
  • A. Kandasamy
  • Ranjakumar
  • M.A.Nuhman
  • A.Jeuraja

Sri Lankan Tamil poets[edit]

  • M.A.Nuhman
  • M.H.M.Ashraff
  • Jinnah sharibudeen
  • Memen kavi
  • Asharf shihabdeen
  • Pottuvil Asmin
  • solaikkili
  • Aathma
  • Kinniya Ameer Ali
  • S.Pirashanthan
  • T.Thirukkumaran
  • I.Murukaiyan
  • Makaakavi Ruthramorththi
  • Neelaavanan
  • Puthuvai Reththinathurai
  • T.Jayaseelan
  • Naachchiyaatheevu farveen

Sri Lankan Tamil Lyric Writer[edit]

Sri Lankan and Sri Lankan diaspora authors who write in English[edit]

  • Vivimarie Vanderpoorten
  • Elmo Jayawardena
  • Imaad Majeed
  • Samantha Sirimanne Hyde
  • Manuka Wijesinghe
  • Anura Saparamadu
  • Daya Dissanayake www.saadhu.com
  • Tharindu Weerasinghe
  • Delon Weerasinghe
  • Sena Thoradeniya
  • Dineli Jayasekara
  • Jayashantha Jayawardhana
  • Chandani Lokuge
  • Ruwanthie de Chickera
  • V.V. Ganeshananthan
  • Ru Freeman
  • David Blacker
  • Pramod Kandanarachchi
  • Ravi Sathasivam
  • Lucky de Chickera
  • Senani Ponnamperuma

See also[edit]

One must enter nandana werasingha as a poets, also suminda kithsiri gunarathna

References[edit]

External links[edit]