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The Fairway National Literary Awards

The Fairway National Literary Awards originated as a companion event to the internationally acclaimed Fairway Galle Literary Festival in 2015, the same year Fairway Holdings became the title sponsor of the Galle Literary Festival. Since then, with the number of submissions continuously increasing each year, the Awards have grown in terms of both recognition and prestige. FNLA 2018 was held as an independent event for the first time in Colombo.

The Fairway National Literary Awards reward novelists in all three languages: Sinhala, Tamil, and English. The main objective of this Award is to encourage and inspire upcoming local authors by creating a platform on which they can achieve islandwide recognition and thus promote the arts and culture of our country as well. This Award also promotes the publishers of the winning entries by giving them podium recognition.

Shortlisted authors receive a cash prize worth Rs. 100, 000/- each while the winners receive a cash prize worth Rs. 500, 000/-.

Fairway National Literary Awards 2018

Shortlisted Novels

Language Category

Title of Novel

Author 

Publisher 

Sinhala 

Warana

Padmini Seneviratne,

Vidarshana Prakashana

Tharu Wisula Raya

Aruna Premarathne

 Full Moon Books

Aththani Kanu

Sepali Mayadunna

S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd

Balawa Kandulu Gini Gani!

P. B. Jayasekera

Fast Publishing (Pvt) Ltd.

Deshadrohiyage Nirmala Hardaya

Tharangani Resika Fernando

Sama Publishers

Tamil

Irattak Kuliyal

Musdeen

S. I. M. Publication

Idipadum Koddaikal

Nawayanee Yohendranathan

Tamil Leader

Kattupol

Pramila Pradeepan

S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd.

Thottu Ponavarkal

Fernando Seeman Pathinathan

Seeman Pathinathan. Fernando

Panichchaiyadi Munmaariyum Sattak Kinarum

A. M. S. Velalagan

Mr. S. Piragalathan

English 

Zeelam

Navin Weeraratne

Navin Weeraratne

The Chameleon

Seheni Hisara Kariyawasan

Vijitha Yapa Publications

Stories

Charulatha Abeysekara Thewarathanthri

Sarasavi Publishers

Rao’s Guide to Lime Pickling

Sandali Handagama

Sandali Handagama

Winners

Language Category

Title of Novel

Author

Publisher

Sinhala

Tharu Wisula Raya

Aruna Premarathne

Full Moon Books

Tamil

Thottu Ponavarkal

Fernando Seeman Pathinathan

Seeman Pathinathan. Fernando

Best Publisher

  • Sinhala Language Category - Full Moon Books
  • Tamil Language Category - Seeman Pathinathan Fernando

Panel of Judges

Sinhala Language Category
  1. Prof. Somaratne Balasooriya
  2. Dr. Jayalath Manoratna
  3. Dr. Jayalatha Madawaththa
Tamil Language Category
  1. Dr. Pavitra Kailasapathy
  2. Ms. Lareena Abdul Haq
  3. Mr. Muralitharan Mauran
English Language Category
  1. Prof. Dushyanthi Mendis
  2. Dr. Ramya Chamalie Jirasinghe
  3. Mr. Tassie Seneviratne

Fairway National Literary Awards 2017

Shortlisted Novels

Language Category

Title of Novel

Author 

Publisher 

Sinhala

Handa paluwa thani tharuwa

Nissanka Wijemanna

Nishshanka Wijemanna

Yakada Silpara

Wimal Udaya Hapugodaarachchi

Fast Publishing

Garuda Muhurthaya

Keerthi Welisarage

Sarasavi Publishers

Nikini Kaluwara

Deepthi Mangala Rajapaksha

S Godage Saha Sahodarayo

Pandaka Puthra Wasthuwa

Anurasiri Hettige

Santhawa Prakashana

Tamil

Thazumbu

M. Balasingham

Puravalar Puththaga Poonga 

Kulaimurisal

J. Wahabdeen

Tamil Sangam - SEUSL

Neenthik Kadantha Neruppaaru

N.Yohendranathan

 

Ethanam

Theniyaan

 

English

Dutugemunu: Prince of Destiny

Rukmani Samaranayake

Sarasavi Publishers

Song of the Sun God

Shankari Chandran

Perera - Hussein Publishing House

Wrath of Kali: The dark side of God

Mario Perera

S. Godage & Brothers

The Other One

Amanda Jay

Amanda Jay 

Winners

Language Category

Title of Novel

Author

Publisher

Sinhala 

Pandaka Puthra Wasthuwa

Anurasiri Hettige

Santhawa Prakashana

Tamil

Ethanam

Theniyaan

 

English

The Other One

Amanda Jay

Amanda Jay 

Best Publisher

  • Sinhala Language Category - Santhawa Prakashana
  • Tamil Language Category -
  • English Language Category - Amanda Jay

Panel of Judges

Sinhala Language Category
  1. Gamini Viyangoda
  2. Buddhadasa Galappatty
  3. Prabha Manuratne
Tamil Language Category
  1. V. Maheswaran
  2. Sumathy Sivamohan
  3. M. S. M. Anes
English Language Category
  1. Ranjini Obeyesekere
  2. M. Somasundram
  3. Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke

Fairway National Literary Awards 2016

Shortlisted Novels

Language Category

Title of Novel

Author 

Publisher 

Sinhala

Asandhimitta

Saman Wickramarachchi

Nugegoda Sarasavi

Ahambakaraka

Liyanage Amarakeerthi

Fast Publishing

Paradesi

Eric Iiayaparachchi

Godage

Sapthambarave Diga Dawasak

Kapila Kumara Kalinga

Fast Publishing

Maha Ravana 

Tennyson Perera

Sarasavi Publishers

Tamil

Pancham Pilaika Wantha Seemai

M. Sivalingam

 

Kalavankaddikal

J. Wahabdeen

 

English

The Dalada Chronicles

Shyam S. Dissanayaka

M.D. Gunasena & Co. Ltd

Celibacy Factor

Quintus G. Fernando

Quintus G. Fernando

First Utterance

Theena Kumaragurunathan

Theena Kumaragurunathan

Parallel Lives

Nanda Pethiyagoda

S Godage Saha Sahodarayo

Winners

Language Category

Title of Novel

Author

Publisher

Sinhala

Maha Ravana 

Tennyson Perera

Sarasavi Publishers

Tamil

Pancham Pilaika Wantha Seemai

M. Sivalingam

 

English

First Utterance

Theena Kumaragurunathan

Panel of Judges

Sinhala Language Category
  1. Dr. Dharmasena Pathiraja
  2. Piyaseeli Wijemanna
  3. Krishantha Fedricks
Tamil Language Category
  1. Sitralega Maunaguru
  2. S. Pathmanathan
  3. M. A. Mohamed Rameez
English Language Category
  1. Tissa Devendra
  2. Dr. Vivimarie Vander Poorten
  3. Nayomi Munaweera

Fairway National Literary Awards 2015

Shortlisted Novels

Language Category 

Title of Novel

Author

Publisher 

Sinhala

Maha Sami

Sepali Mayadunne

Godage

Rankaranduwa

Batuwangala Rahula

 

Mey Rahas Kauluwen Ebenna

Kaushalya Kumarasinghe

Kathru Prakashana

Raja Saha Ghathakaya

Visakesa Chandrasekaram

Ravaya Publication

English

Rails run Parallel

Ayathurai Santhan

 

It’s Not in the Stars

Rizvina Morseth de Alwis

Vijitha Yapa Publications 1st edition (2015)

The King and the Assassin

Visakesa Chandrasekaram

Ravaya Publication

Sinhala Only

Manuka Wijesinghe

Vijitha Yapa Publications

Strange Fruit

Afdhel Aziz

Bay Owl Press

Winners

Language Category 

Title of Novel

Author 

Publisher 

Sinhala 

Maha Sami

Sepali Mayadunne

Godage

English

Rails run Parallel

Ayathurai Santhan

 

English

It’s Not in the Stars

Rizvina Morseth de Alwis

Vijitha Yapa Publications

Panel of Judges

Sinhala Language Category
  1. Dr. Sunil Wijesiriwardena
  2. Dr. Nirmal Dewasiri
  3. Harshana Rambukwella
Tamil Language Category
  1. Professor M.A. Nuhman
  2. Saminathan Wimal
  3. Suren Rāghavan
English Language Category
  1. Shyamalee Tudawe
  2. Tissa Jayatilaka
  3. Lal Medawattegedara