Tips and useful information to help buy books during your travel in Sri Lanka
Reading habits in Sri Lanka are growing although some Sri Lankan scholars have reported that there is a lot to be done to encourage the young to read more fictional and non-fictional material. This does not mean that Sri Lankans are lazy and prefer to while away their time in front of the television.
In fact, if you read English and want to shop for books in Sri Lanka, well-stocked bookstores are to be found in major cities. Most of these bookstores are bound to satisfy your needs as they generally stock all categories of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. Most bookstores sell international magazines and local ones. Besides English, you can purchase books in both Sinhalese and Tamil.