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Channa Wickremesekera is a Sri Lankan born writer living in Australia. This is his fifth work of fiction.

An examination of the challeges face by Sri Lanka's military forces during the first phase of the conflict with the LTTE.

Starting with the first deployment of the army in Jaffna in 1979, the book follows the army on to its first major military operation in May 1987.
The military's response demonstrated their inadequate training as well as their politcal masters' skewed perception of the conflict, frequently leading to disastrous outcomes. But it was also a period of learning. Despite many bloody setbacks and failures the armed forces gradually learned the rudiments of fighting a guerilla enemy, the culmination of this apprenticeship being the launching of 'Operation Liberation', the first brigade-strength operation carried out by the Sri Lankan army.

ISBN A_Tough_Apprenticeship
Author Channa Wickremesekera
RS. 1,000
Out of stock

Sri Lanka's leading environmental architect, her primary design impulse is a concern for the ecology of sites and sustainability of human habitats. In her free time she travels extensively in Sri Lanka with her husband Karu and two daughters Amaya and Savera, exploring the disappearing elements of the island's lost culture.

Shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize

Sit back and let yourself be swept along in Sunela Jayewardene's intrepid journeys across Lanka's lush countryside. Join her and rediscover myth & legend, history & heritage as she adroitly describes nature's enduring beauty and oft forgotten traditions that pulse to the beat of an unseen drum. Line of Lanka is a brilliant and unusual portrayal of a country and its people that will change your perceptions of Sri Lanka.

'With a poet's eye for beauty, Jayewardene explores the spiritual landscape of Sri Lanka' – John Gimlette, The Elephant Complex

'A personal travelogue that defies easy bracketing' – Sanjana Hattotuwa, Groundviews

'A composite of many stories woven out on forgotten trails' – Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne



ISBN 978-955-7743-04-2
Author Sunela Jayewardene
RS. 1,200
82 In Stock
Pages: 302
Published by: Sailfish

Rozaine Cooray is a Business Psychologist by profession and a regular columnist on contemporary work issues for a leading Sunday newspaper. She is a visiting lecturer for two prestigious universities in Colombo and heads her own consultancy, specializing in organizational development and coaching young executives and managers.

From the author of Colours of the Sun (shortlisted for the Gratiaen Awards and State Literary Awards 2010), comes a brilliant distillation of day- to - day organizational issues addressed in a form of 'what', 'why' and 'how', that can help one to gain mastery over crisis and to triumph with greater character.

"One's character is generally challenged when disaster strikes and as the saying goes; it's not about how high one climbs but how he bounces back when he hits the bottom which defines the true measure of a man's success. This is the heart of the Crisis to Character Model suggested by the author." - Kushil Gunasekera, Founder, Foundation of Goodness, Sri Lanka

ISBN 978-955-97102-4-0
Author Rozaine Cooray
RS. 1,500
5 In Stock
Pages: 246
Published by: Perera Hussein Publishing House

What is the difference between samba, sambar, sambhur and sambol? a molgaha and a mirisgala? malu miris and miris malu? a mudalali and a mudaliyar?

How do you pronounce mawatha, Veddah and perahera?

Where will you find a floor patient, a cake structure and an umbrella couple? What is meant by a soft corner, a dead rope and a forward Peter?

A Dictionary of Sri Lankan English contains approximately 2,500 examples of words and expressions which are characteristic of the English spoken in Sri Lanka. It is intended for Sri Lankan students and teachers of English, for foreigners living in Sri Lanka, and for anyone with an interest in international varieties of English. Every entry is compared with so-called "standard" British English, together with a pronunciation guide, examples of usage, quotes from published books, illustrations, and further notes. There is also an introduction outlining the main features of Sri Lankan English, but avoiding linguistic jargon with the intention of being accessible to the general reader.

Further information, together with sample pages, updates and new entries, photographs and related articles, can be found on the website www.mirisgala.net

Published by: Perera Hussein Publishing House

This books is aimed at all visitors who want to communicate effectively in the Tamil speaking areas of Sri Lanka be they tourists, working for an NGO or for a business investing in the region.

ISBN 978-955-1723-38-5
Author Seggy and Jane Segaran
RS. 700
148 In Stock
Pages: 106
Published by: Bay Owl Press
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