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State of Art

Sri Lanka’s arts are among its chief delights. With Booker prize authors & globally celebrated artists & architects, its creativity holds a mirror to the best.


Discover more at The Ceylon Press.

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Words, Heard & Unheard

Listen to a growing poetry anthology: 80 poets who reset the world’s literary canon. Recorded in the jungle, the Podcast takes its surroundings as its measure - that perfect order that exists, in artless balance, beneath a dense and tangled canopy.

Painting: Peshala Premathilake Soul Walk

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The Island's Digital Museum 

Where Are Sri Lanka’s artefacts to be found?


Everywhere.  In Sri Lanka's museums and galleries - but also scattered across the world, from The British Museum to The Smithsonian, the result of centuries of colonialism.  


These pieces tell the historical of ordinary life. Or, like the Statue of Tara, are of iconic value, reluctant migrants whose missing presence creates a cheerless break in the island’s story.

The Ceylon Press’s Museum of Sri Lanka aims to repatriate its missing treasures, bringing them back together, digitally, into a single historical resource to help document the country.  

Every month a new selection of forgotten objects will be presented within the context of the country’s long history.

Painting: Invigorating Spaces Pulasthi Handunge

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Open a Book

Download, store, read and share digital books from The Ceylon Press.

Painting: Jagath Ravindra

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A Companion to the Arts

Part dictionary, part guide; essay, narrative, handbook, checklist, miscellany, and almanac in different parts; The Ceylon Press Companion to Sri Lanka is an obliging, eclectic guide with which to explore the the arts of the island.  


Alongside its detailed coverage of writers, art, artists, architects, photographers, actors, drama, music and dance, it also aims to cover almost everything Sri Lankan – from places, nature, and history, to belief, people, and food.


New items are posted weekly, to eventually grow the hundreds of entries to well over a quarter of million words. 

Painting: Written by Namalee Siriwardhane

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Press Play for Audio Books

Download one of The Ceylon Press’ growing collection of audio books.

Painting: Laki Senanayake

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Off-Grid in the Highlands

Listen to a podcast produced by The Ceylon Press and recorded live in the jungles of the central. In amongst the rambling ramblings are glimpses of nature, religion, history, food, and the uncountable random events that underpin living off-grid in Sri Lanka.

Painting: Bangladesh Art Exposition in Sri Lanka 2019

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