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Arasaratnam, Sinnappah.
     Ceylon [by] S. Arasaratnam.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1964].
     Series title:  The Modern nations in historical perspective.
     Series title:  A Spectrum book.
       UCB   Main      DS489.5 A69
       UCB   S-S/EAsia DS489.5 .A778

Bailey, Sydney Dawson.
      Ceylon.  New York, Hutchinson's University Library [1952].
      Series title:  Hutchinson's university library. British Empire history.
        UCB   Main      DS489.5 .B3
        UCB   S-S/EAsia DS489.5 .B3

De Silva, Daya.
      Sri Lanka since independence : a reference guide to the literature / Daya
    de Silva and Chandra R. de Silva.  New Delhi : Navrang Booksellers and
    Publishers, 1992.
        UCB   Main      DS489.A12 D47 1992
        UCB   S-S/EAsia DS489.A12 D47 1992

Peebles, Patrick.
     Sri Lanka : a handbook of historical statistics / Patrick Peebles.
   Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, c1982.
     Series title:  A Reference publication in international historical
       UCB   S-S/EAsia HA4570.8 .P43 REF

Samaraweera, Vijaya.
     Sri Lanka / Vijaya Samaraweera, compiler.  Oxford, England ; Santa
   Barbara, Calif. : Clio Press, c1987.
     Series title:  World bibliographical series ; v. 20.
       UCB   Ref/Bib   DS489.A12 S241 1987
       UCB   S-S/EAsia DS489.A12 S251 1987 REF

Sri Lanka, a country study / Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
   ; edited by Russell R. Ross and Andrea Matles Savada.  2nd ed.  Washington,
   D.C. : The Division : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., c1990.
     Series title:  Area handbook series.
     Series title:  DA pam ; 550-96.
       UCB   GovSocSci DS489 .S731 1990
       UCB   Law Lib   Asia 1575 .A74 1990
       UCB   S-S/EAsia DS489 .S731 1990 REF

Sri Lanka / based on a manuscript by Herbert Keuneman, updated by
         Abbs Esufally ; edited and produced by John... 6th ed.
       [Hong Kong] : APA Productions ; Boston, Mass. : distributed in the
         United States by Houghton Mifflin, 1995
       UCB   S/SE Asia  DS489.S675 1995  REF

Wanasundera, Leelangi.
       A bibliography of bibliographies : a guide to catalogues, indexes,
     bibliographies, and bio-bibliographies in Sri Lanka / compiled by Leelangi
     Wanasundera.  Colombo, Sri Lanka : National Library of Sri Lanka, 1990.
         NRLF            B 4 040 046

Wimalaratne, K. D. G., 1942-
       Directory of dates and events, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), 543 B.C.-1984 A.D. /
     compiled by K.D.G. Wimalaratne.  1st ed.  Colombo, Sri Lanka : Trumpet
     Publishers, 1988.
         UCB   S-S/EAsia DS489.5 .W541 1988 REF

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Arasanayagam, Jean.
      Reddened water flows clear : poems from Sri Lanka / by Jean Arasanayagam
    ; introduction by Norman Simms.  London ; Boston : Forest Books, 1991.
        UCB   Main      PR9440.9.A68 R4 1991

Carter, John Ross.
      On understanding Buddhists : essays on the Theravada tradition in Sri
    Lanka / John Ross Carter.  Albany : State University of New York Press,
      Series title:  SUNY series in Buddhist studies.
        GTU   Library   BQ360 .C38 1993
        UCB   Main      BQ360 .C38 1993

Dharmasiri, Albert.
       Modern art in Sri Lanka : the Anton Wickremasinghe collection / Albert
     Dharmasiri.  Colombo, Sri Lanka : Associated Newspapers of Ceylon, 1988.
         UCB   Main      N7310.6 .D47 1988

Gombrich, Richard Francis.
       Theravada Buddhism : a social history from ancient Benares to modern
     Colombo / Richard F. Gombrich.  London ; New York : Routledge & Kegan
     Paul, 1988.
       Series title:  The Library of religious beliefs and practices.
         UCB   Main      BQ7185 .G66 1988
         UCB   Moffitt   BQ7185 .G66 1988

Kulatilaka, C. da S.
      Ethnomusicology, its content and growth ; and, Ethnomusicological aspects
    of Sri Lanka / C. de S. Kulatillake.  Colombo : S. Godage & Brothers,
        UCB   Music     ML345.S7 K84 1991

Modern Sri Lankan stories : an anthology / edited with an introduction by
    D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke.  1st ed.  Delhi, India : Sri Satguru Publications :
    Distributed by Indian Books Centre, 1986.
      Series title:  Studies on Sri Lanka series ; no. 8.
        UCB   Main      PR9440.8.S5 M32 1986

The Penguin new writing in Sri Lanka / edited with an introduction by
     D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke.  New Delhi ; New York, U.S.A. : Penguin Books,
         NRLF            B 4 070 080 

Ratnapala, Nandasena.
       Folklore of Sri Lanka / Nandasena Ratnapala.  Colombo : State Print.
     Corp., 1991.
         NRLF            B 4 006 783 

Tilakasiri, J.
       A bibliography of the handicrafts of Sri Lanka / compiled by J.
     Tilakasiri.  Colombo : National Crafts Council, Ministry of Rural
     Industrial Development, 1988.
         UCB   S-S/EAsia TT104.7 .T55 1988 REF

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Ceylon. Commission on Higher Education in the National Languages.
     Final report of the Commission on Higher Education in the National
   Languages (Sinhalese and Tamil).  Colombo, Government Press, 1956.
     Series title:  Sessional papers 1956 (Ceylon. State Council)
       UCB   Main      JQ653.Z96 L3 A24
Disanayaka, J. B. (Jayaratna Banda), 1937-
     Sinhala / J. B. Disanayaka.  [Colombo, Sri Lanka] : Dept. of Cultural
   Affairs, [1976].
     Series title:  The Culture of Sri Lanka ; 10.
     Series title:  National languages of Sri Lanka ; 1.
       NRLF            B 3 167 709

Kailasapathy, K., 1933-
      Tamil.  Colombo : Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka, 1976.
      Series title:  The Culture of Sri Lanka ; 11.
      Series title:  National languages of Sri Lanka ; 2.
        NRLF            $C 201 381

Kearney, Robert N.
      Communalism and language in the politics of Ceylon [by] Robert N.
    Kearney.  Durham, N.C., Duke University Press, 1967.
      Series title:  Duke University, Durham, N.C. Commonwealth-Studies Center.
    Program in Comparative Studies on Southern Asia Publication series, no. 2.
        UCB   Moffitt   JQ653.5.L3 K4 *c2 copies

Parakrama, Arjuna.
      De-hegemonizing language standards : learning from (post)colonial
    Englishes about "English" / Arjuna Parakrama.  Basingstoke, Hampshire :
    Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995.
      Series title:  Language, discourse, society.
        UCB   Main      PE2751 .P37 1995

Theva Rajan, A.
      Tamil as official language : retrospect and prospect / A. Theva Rajan.
    Colombo : International Centre for Ethnic Studies, c1995.
        UCB   Main      P119.32.S74 T43 1995

Xavier, J. T. (Joseph Thangarajah)
      The land of letters / by J.T. Xavier ; foreword by Xavier S. Thani
    Nayagam.  Trincomalee : Skyline Printers, 1977.
        UCLA  URL       PK 2808 X38
        NRLF            B 3 586 039
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Somasekaram, T.
     Arjuna's A-Z street guide of Greater Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya,
   Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa / T. Somasekaram.  Dehiwala : Arjuna Consulting
   Co. (Pvt.) Ltd. ; Colombo : Distributed by Vijitha Yapa Book-Shop, c1994.
     Scale differ.
       UCB   S-S/EAsia G2294.C65 S65 1994 REF

Sri Lanka. Minindoru Departamentuva.
      The national atlas of Sri Lanka.  [Colombo] : Survey Dept., c1988.
      Scales differ.
        UCB   Map Room  ff G2290 .S6 1988

Sri Lanka 1:450,000.  Munchen : Nelles Verlag, [1988?].
     Scale 1:450,000.
       UCB   S-S/EAsia G7751.P2 1988 .N4 reference

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Athukoralge, Premachandra.
     Macroeconomic policies, crises, and growth in Sri Lanka, 1969-90 /
   Premachandra Athukorala, Sisira Jayasuriya.  Washington, D.C. : World Bank,
     Series title:  World Bank comparative macroeconomic studies.
       UCB   Main      HC424 .A894 1994

Blundell, David.
     Masks : anthropology on the Sinhalese belief system / David Blundell.  New
   York : P. Lang, c1994.
     Series title:  American university studies. Series VII, Theology and
   religion ; vol. 88.
       GTU   Library   BL2032.S55 B58 1994
       UCB   Main      BL2032.S55 B58 1994

Civattampi, Karttikecu.
     Sri Lankan Tamil society and politics / Karthigesu Sivathamby.  1st ed.
   Madras : New Century Book House, 1995.
       UCB   Main      DS489.25.T3 C62 1995

De Silva, Chandra Richard, 1940-
     Sri Lanka, a history / Chandra Richard de Silva.  New Delhi : Vikas Pub.
   House, c1987.
     Series title:  Afro-Asian nations, history, and culture.
       UCB   S-S/EAsia DS489.5 .D4531 1987

Fernando, J. Basil.
      Sri Lanka : militarization vs. modernization / J. Basil Fernando.  Hong
    Kong : Asia Monitor Resource Center, 1991.
      Series title:  Asia labour monitor.
        UCB   IIRL      HD8670.8 F47 1991

Gunasekera, Tamara, 1949-
      Hierarchy and egalitarianism : caste, class, and power in Sinhalese
    peasant society / Tamara Gunasekera.  London ; Atlantic Highlands, NJ :
    Athlone Press, 1994.
      Series title:  Monographs on social anthropology ; no. 65.
        UCB   Anthropol DS489.25.S5 G86 1994

Hettiaratchi, S. B.
      Social and cultural history of ancient Sri Lanka / by S.B. Hettiaratchi.
    1st ed.  Delhi, India : Sri Satguru Publications, 1988.
      Series title:  Studies on Sri Lanka series ; no. 9.
        UCB   Main      HN670.8.A8 H461 1988

Manogaran, Chelvadurai, 1935-
     Ethnic conflict and reconciliation in Sri Lanka / Chelvadurai Manogaran.
   Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, c1987.
       UCB   Main      DS489.8 .M361 1987
       UCB   S-S/EAsia DS489.8 .M361 1987

Neville, S. Arachchige Don.
      Patterns of community structure in Colombo, Sri Lanka : an investigation
    of contemporary urban life in South Asia / Neville S. Arachchige Don.
    Lanham, MD : University Press of America, 1994.
        UCB   Main      HN670.8.C6 N48 1994
        UCB   Moffitt   HN670.8.C6 N48 1994

Risseeuw, Carla.
      The fish don't talk about the water : gender transformation, power and
    resistance among women in Sri Lanka / by Carla Risseeuw.  Leiden ; New York
    : E.J. Brill, 1988.
        UCB   Main      HQ1735.8 .R571 1988

Sharma, Kanhaiyalal.
      Society and polity in modern Sri Lanka / K.L. Sharma.  New Delhi : South
    Asian Publishers, c1988.
      Series title:  South Asia studies series ; 17.
        UCB   Main      HN670.8.A8 S531 1988

Sri Lanka : history and the roots of conflict / edited by Jonathan
     Spencer.  London [England] ; New York : Routledge, 1990.
         UCB   Main      DS489.2 .S74 1990

Sri Lanka year 2000 : towards the 21st century / by a CRDS panel of
    authors.  Colombo : [Centre for Regional Development Studies] in
    association with KVG de Silva & Sons Ltd., 1995.
        UCB   Main      HC424 .S73 1995

Vije, Mayan.
      Where serfdom thrives : the plantation Tamils of Sri Lanka / Mayan Vije.
    Madras, India : Published by Tamil Information & Research Unit on behalf of
    Tamil Information Centre, London, United Kingdom, 1987.
        UCB   Main      HD8039.P4962 S72 V55, 1987

Wijayadasa, K. H. J.
      Towards sustainable growth the Sri Lanka experience : the evolution of
    environmental policies and strategies in Sri Lanka, 1978-1993 / K.H.J.
    Wijayadasa.  Rev. and updated ed.  [Sri Lanka] : Central Environmental
    Authority, Ministry of Environment and Parliamentary Affairs, 1994.
        UCB   BioSci    HC437.C4 W5 1994

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Amaradeva, 1927-
     Adara hangum : sinama gi avarjana. [Popular Music].  Kalubovila : Singlanka,
     1 sound cassette : analog, stereo., Dolby processed (also playable mono)
       UCB   Music     MUSI CA1281
Dassanayake, Sarath.
     Musical memoirs of Sri Lanka / [music director, Sarath Dassanayake].
   [Colombo] : Children's Book Shop, [1987?].
     1 sound cassette : analog.
       UCB   Music     MUSI CA1262

Songs & Rhythms of Sri Lanka.  Colombo : N. Wickramasooriya & Co.,[1987?].
      2 sound cassettes : analog, stereo., Dolby processed.
        UCB   Music     MUSI CA1236 v. 1-2 (1987) AT NRLF: v.1-2

Sri Lanka, Musiques rituelles et religieuses.  Reed.  France : Ocora :
     Distribution, Harmonia Mundi, p1992.
       1 sound disc (52 min.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
         UCB   Music     MUSI CD6262
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See also the UCB Media Resource Center's South Asia Videography
Inbetween / Sankofa Film and Video and Channel Four Television ;
   written, produced and directed by Robert Crusz. New York, NY :
   Third World Newsreel, 1992.
        An autobiograpical account of a Sri Lankan of Portuguese descent
        whose early identity is shaped by Western culture and
        Christianity. He immigrates to England to escape the political
        and social turmoil of Sri Lanka.  In England he discovers that
        he cannot deny the Eastern side of his identity.
      1 videocassette (40 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
      UCR   Media Lib 1731 Video Tape

The JVC video anthology of world music and dance. South Asia V, Sri Lanka,
   Nepal, Bhutan / producer, ICHIKAWA Katsumori (JVC).  Tokyo : JVC, Victor
   Company of Japan [production company], 1988 ; Cambridge, MA : Rounder
   Records [distributor], [1990].
	Presents on film examples of music and dance from South Asia
	documented by accompanying text written by regional specialists.
     1 videocassette (48 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 2 guides.
     Series title:  JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance ; 15.
       UCB   Media Ctr VIDEO/C 3528

The Monk, the village and the bo tree / a production of BBC Television in
   association with the Better World Society, North/South Productions,
   Australian Broadcasting Corporation, RAI.  Chicago, IL : Films Incorporated,
	In the remote village of Galahitiya, Sri Lanka, a Buddhist monk has 
	launched a crusade against misuse of the land caused by unsafe farming 
     1 videocassette (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
     Series title:  Only one earth ; [11].
       UCB   Media Ctr VIDEO/C.1674
The Shattered pearl / South Productions for Channel Four in association with
   RTVE (Spain) and SBS (Australia)  New York, N.Y. : First Run Icarus Films,
	Modern Sri Lanka has become the battleground for a civil war
	waged by Tamil, Sinhala, and Muslim groups. This conflict led
	to the kidnap and murder in 1990 of Richard De Zoysa, a
        liberal journalist who reported on human rights abuses. The
        notoriety surrounding De Zoysa's killing meant world attention
        for Sri Lanka, and the women's groups which came together to
        offer support to the victims of violence. This film focuses on
        the war, the human rights abuses, and the women who continue
        to struggle for justice and peace.
     1 videocassette (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
     Series title:  South.
       UCB   Media Ctr VIDEO/C 3038

Tea fortunes / a Firefret production for Channel Four.  New York, NY : First
   Run Icarus Films, c1986.
	Documents the history of the tea industry in China, India, Sri
	Lanka, and East Africa. Profiling Sir Thomas Lipton, it shows
	how he and his competitors controlled every stage of tea
 	manufacture, from planting to blending, packaging to
	retailing.  Today India controls its exports of tea, Sri Lanka
	has nationalized its tea estates, Zimbabwe's state-run
        plantations generate some cash in rural areas while women in
        China work for some of the lowest wages in the world producing
        tea for western blends.
     1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
     Series title:  Commodities ; 3.
       UCB   Media Ctr VIDEO/C 3496
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Please note: this is a introductory bibliography. For further references, please search your on-line catalogs or consult a librarian. Compiled by Vanessa Tait & Suzanne McMahon.

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