Population

21.44 million (2017) 

Official language

Sinhala and Tamil 

Currency

Sri Lankan rupee (Rs) 

Important Ministries
Ministry of Education 

Official statistics office
Department of Census and Statistics 

Annual book fairs
Colombo International Book Fair is held over 11 days in September. 
Kandy Book Fair is held over 5 days in June/July. 

VAT on books
No

Fixed book price system
Yes

Useful Articles/Resources

Useful Contacts

British Council
Tel: +94 (0)11 7521 521

Department for International Trade
Email: colombo.general@fco.gov.uk 
Tel: +94 (0)11 5390639 

Publishers
Directory of Sri Lankan Publishers (Sri Lanka Book Publishers’ Association) 

Distributors 
Vijtha Yapa