Welcome to Lanka Free Library

Lanka free Library is another project by the Prof. F. R. Jayasuriya foundation undertaken to serve the community. Lanka free Library is established with the view of providing access to useful information and books to the community at large. There is no charge for using the library.

The library can be used by those wishing to gain information and publish their ideas and literary works online. However, the administrators will reserve the right to decide what to publish. While focus will be on literary work relevant to Sri Lanka other literary work may be published at the discretion of the administrators.


Eight Years Wanderings in Ceylon

PDF view Text view PDF Version By Samuel White...

Ten Places In Colombo And The Origins Of Their Names

By Vinod Moonesinghe As Sri Lankan towns go, Colombo is relatively young—a mere five centuries from when the Portuguese established...

Colombo’s trams

The Colombo Electric Lighting and Tramways Co Ltd was a British company represented in Ceylon by Boustead Brothers. The Tramways were ready for operations by 1899/1900. This company owned and operated the Pettah Power Station at Saunders Place which supplied the 110 volts DC power to propel the trams.

Commentary on Sinhala Kingship ( Vijaya to Kalinga Magha )

1. Vijaya to Mahasena, in which the dominant attribute of kingship was gamani, which is described as a populist and consensual character emerging out...

The Temporal and Spiritual Conquest of Ceylon

The Temporal and Spiritual Conquest of Ceylon Vol I Book 1, 2 The Temporal and Spiritual Conquest of Ceylon...


Why I Am Not a Christian (1927)

By Bertrand Russell The Lecture that is here reproduced was delivered at the Battersea Town Hall on Sunday March 6,...

Buddhist Commission Report

Appointed To Inquire And Report On The Conversion Of Buddhists In Sri Lanka to Other Religions by Immoral and Fraudulent Means.

Dhamma Gems

2564-2020 Vesak Journal of Servants of the Buddha, Maithriya Hall, Lauries Road, Bambalapitiya

හංස සංදේශය

සිංහල සංදේශ කාව්‍ය අතර පැරණි ම සංදේශ කීපය අතරට මෙම සංදේශය ද අයත් වන බව සඳහන් කරන කතුවරයා මෙය ද සෑම කාව්‍යාංගයකින්...

Civil War

LTTE in the Eyes of the World

Collection of press clippings that focus on the actions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Economic Consequences of the Devolution Package

and an Evaluation of Decentralization Sinhala Weera Vidahana INTRODUCTIONDevolution carries with it a high political...

Sri Lanka, Sovereignty, Democracy, & Terrorism

If anyone did not support FP (Federal Party) at the works, then they were looked down upon as traitors of the Tamil race.

A Tragedy of Errors

"As a lawyer and a politician he (S.J.V.Chelvanayakam Q.C., M.P.) knew that goalscouldnotbe attened in a single leap; he believed in the policy of 'a little now and more later'.


You of oppression of the Tamils. That was your propaganda. It is pointless saying that to me, because I know the facts, and the misinformation methods pursued against our people. Of course, there could have been administrative mistakes, errors of judgement, human failings in n Ions dependent country struggling to stand on its feel. But oppression deliberate discrimination, never.


Buddhist Commission Report

Appointed To Inquire And Report On The Conversion Of Buddhists In Sri Lanka to Other Religions by Immoral and Fraudulent Means.

Sri Lanka’s government makes MCC review final report public

Sri Lanka’s government has published the final report by the Expert’s Committee appointed to review the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC). President...

Millennium Challenge Corporation Agreement with Sri Lanka

Millennium Challenge Compact between the United States of America acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka acting through the Ministry of Finance.

Prof. F.R. Jayasuriya

General Election Sri Lanka 2020

Presidential Election Sri Lanka 2019

Ranjan's Leaked Phone Calls

50 days Political upheaval in Sri Lanka 2019

Easter Sunday Attacks Sri Lanka 2019

Bond Scam Sri Lanka 2015

Articles from Palith Senanayake

Is India pushing Sri Lanka beyond?

The Press and social media in Sri Lanka had been awash these days with what transpired at the recent summit between the Sri Lankan Prime Minister and his Indian counterpart Hon. Narendra Modi. The reason for this media interest had been the controversial request made my Mr. Modi, in response to Sri Lanka’s assurance that their foreign policy is ‘India first’. Mr. Modi in turn, mentioned that Sri Lanka should implement the 13th amendment to its constitution fully to grant equality to Tamils and to accommodate Tamil aspirations.

Articles from Dewsiri hewavidana