Eric Illayapparachchi (born 16 December 1954) is a Sinhalese writer and poet. He wrote the libretto for Agni, an opera composed by Premasiri Khemadasa which had its premiere on 26 May 2007 in Colombo. One of his short stories was made into a television drama for the series Vinividimi Adura (Through the Darkness) on Sri Lanka's ITN network. Another of his short stories appears in an anthology of Sri Lankan stories in English translation (Ashley Halpe (ed.), A Lankan Mosaic, Three Wheeler Press).
Malini Govinnage, "Memorable literary discourses" (review of Sahitha Samaja Prathiroopa by Sashi Prabhath Ranasinghe, profiles of 20 prominent literary figures in Sri Lanka, including Eric Illayapparachchi), The Daily News (Sri Lanka), 30 June 2004.