The State Literary Awards Ceremony 2018

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The State Literary Awards Ceremony 2018, an occasion to give due accolades to the literati who enrich the field of literature in Sri Lanka with their creations, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, on  November 11, 2018.

The best novel –  Yakada Silpara – Author : Vimal Udaya Hapugoda Arachchi

The best short story – Gihin Enna Karnival – Author : Sumudu Nirangani Senevirathna

The best academic and research book – Bauddha Sudha Sankalpa ha Achara Darma – Author : Iromi Ariyarathna

The best variety of subject (humanities) – Kaluthara Disawa – Author : Victor Perera

The best variety of subject (Social Studies) –  Srilankawe vee Gowithena – Author : A.D. Somapala

The best translation scholarly and research book – Sinhala Naama Pasayehi Ithihasaya – Author : Dilini Ariyawanshe

Best Book of Different Subjects – Prashchath Nuuthanathwaya saha Samaja Widyathmaka Nyaya – Author : Premakumara De Silva , Abeyrathna Aththanayake

Best poetry – Giri Muduna     mage Nawathena – Author : Sunil Wijesiriwardhana

The Best Original Song Compose – Sandakathmina – Author : Sunil Sarath Perera

Best Original Drama book – Sokrotees Opera Copy – Author : Erik IlayapArachchi

Best Film and Television Creative Literature – Weli Kathara – Author : Thissa Abeysekara

The best translation novel – Muhuda Yata Diwaina – Author : Nikuka Kadurugamuwa

The best translation short story – Aluth Manamalaya – Author: Upali Leelarathna

Best translated Drama – Thatta Gaikawa – Kanchuka Dharmasiri, Lehan Ranaweera

Best translated Young Adolescent Literature – Iri Adume Segawunu Kandula – Author : Seetha Mahendra

Best Young Literature – Himbutudeniya Kadu Pamulin – Author : Piyasiri Matharage

Best Science Literary Book – Ahas Yantharaya – Karunarathna Nanayakkara

Best translated children’s literature (Second Category) – Mamai Mage Akkai Clarai – Author : Dewika Wadigamangawa

Best Children’s Literature Book (Second Category) – Wesak Kuuduwa – Chanda Kodithuwakku

Best Children’s Literary Book (First Category) – Dedunnak Payala – Author : Sunil Sarath Perera

Best Cover designs – Welikada – Artist : Sanjaya Aapa Senewirathna

Among the books published in the year 2017 are awarded the highest number of State Literary Awards – S. Godage & Sahodarayo

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