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State literary advisory board

The National literary Panel established under the provision of Sri Lanka Arts Council Act No. 18 of 1952 is in operation upto date.

Objectives of the Establishment of National Literary Panel.

Principal role of this panel is to take action for the advancement of the literary work in all the three languages Sinhala, Tamil and English and conservation and development of literary work, Various programmes are annually implemented  in order to achieve this objective.

  • Holding State Literary Awards festival.
  • Conducting lectures on literature in various parts of the island in order to enable school children and the public to appreciate literature.
  • Conducting literary workshops in various parts of the island for promoting people's appreciation of literary of short stories, novels, songs and poetry.
  • Editing and publication of “Sahityaya” magazine. This magazine is published quarterly embodying article from scholars. Special literary volume is concurrently published to mark the state literary festival.

Structure of the National Literary Panel

  • Sinhala Literary Panel
  • Tamil Literary Panel
  • English Literary Panel

National Literary Panel which had 3 panels from 1957, now functions as a  single Panel from 2004.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 17 September 2016 11:03 )