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  Book  Title: Guidelines for Protection of Buildings and Safety from Lightning Strikes  
Classification No: 711.168 
ISBN: 955-8880-02-7 
Accession No: 3523 
Author: Abhayasingha, K. R.  
Publisher: Sri Lanka Urban Multi – Hazard Disaster Mitigation project ( SLUMDMP  
Published Year: 2003 
No. of Pages: 10 
Description: This Guideline is targeted mainly to the Provincial Council and Local Authority level technical personnel engaged in settlement planning. It also targets other technical personnel, medium and small-scale property developers and contractors, those involved in preparation of house plans and individual house builders.  
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  Book  Title: The Safeguarding of The Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka : Steady progress and Future Prospects  
Classification No: 72.03 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 262 
Author: Silva, Roland & Guruge, Ananda W. P.  
Publisher: Unesco – Sri Lanka Publication  
Published Year:  
No. of Pages: 42 
Description: In the tree cities forming what has come to be called the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka this creative activity found its most striking expression and successively blossomed to the full.

 
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  Book  Title: Buddha Statues 
Classification No: 73.0271 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 241 
Author: Godakumbure, C. E. 
Publisher: Archaeological Department 
Published Year: 1982 
No. of Pages: 45 
Description: The earliest Buddha image mentioned in our chronicles refers to the period of King Devanampiyatissa (250-210 B. C.) itself in whose regin the Buddhist monastic order was established at Anuradhapura. This points to the fact that while a Buddha statue had been sculptured almost simultaneously with the advent of Buddhism, it was, however, some time before the statue by itself, became an object of veneration.

 
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  Book  Title: Moonstones  
Classification No: 736 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 243 / 1434 / 1435 
Author: Godakumbure, C. E. 
Publisher: Archaeological Department 
Published Year: 1982 
No. of Pages: 47 
Description: The semi-circular slab of stone known as the “ moonstone ”, is really the first member of a flight of steps which leads up to ancient edifices, the shirine-rooms for Buddha images in particular.  
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  Book  Title: Polonnaruva Bronzes  
Classification No: 739.5 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 1465 
Author: Godakumbure, C. E. 
Publisher: Archaeological Department 
Published Year: 1969 
No. of Pages: 28 
Description: Bell describes the bronzes delivered in 1907 and 1908 as “doubtless cast in India.” We have had the opportunity of examining Ceylon bronzes more closely since Bell’s time. The discoveries made in 1960 compel one to revise Bell’s opinion. (Please refer to the Archaeological Commissioner’s Administration Report for 1960 for the detail of Excavation.)

 
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  Book  Title: Murals at Tivanka Pilimage  
Classification No: 75.052 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 1436 / 239 
Author: Godakumbure, C. E. 
Publisher: Archaeological Department 
Published Year: 1969 
No. of Pages: 45 
Description: The present booklet provides information regarding the 700 to 800 years old paintings on the walls of the Tivanka Pilimage, an ancient temple (sometimes erroneously called the Demalamahasaya) at Polonnaruwa Ceylon.  
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  Book  Title: Housing in Sri Lanka 
Classification No: 711.58 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 102 
Author: Marga Institute 
Publisher: Marga Publications - Marga Research Studies - 6  
Published Year: 1976 
No. of Pages: 251 
Description: This monograph on Housing in Sri Lanka was prepared by the Marga Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka with financial support and assistance from the International Development Research Centre of Canada for presentation to the South East Asian Low-Cost Housing Study Group consisting of participants from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.  
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  Book  Title: The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka : The first 185 years 
Classification No: 347.97 
ISBN: 955-599-000-X 
Accession No: 362 
Author: Amerasinghe, A.R.B.  
Publisher: SARVODAYA  
Published Year: 1986 
No. of Pages: 554 
Description:  
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  Book  Title: National Lanuages of Sri Lanka II - Tamil 
Classification No: 894.81 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 247 
Author: Kailasapathy, K. & Sanmugadas, A.  
Publisher: Department of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka 
Published Year: 1982 
No. of Pages: 33 
Description: Tamil is one of the national languages of Sri Lanka. Outside Sri Lanka, it is spoken in Tamil Nadu (Madras State), Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Fiji, Mauritius, Reunion, Martinique, Trinidad and South Africa. Different racial groups live in Sri Lanka and a linguistic distinction between these groups in still maintained.  
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  Book  Title: Guardstones  
Classification No: 725.96 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 240 
Author: Godakumbure, C. E. 
Publisher: Archaeological Department 
Published Year: 1982 
No. of Pages: 43 
Description: The Sinhalese architects employed their utmost skill in the decoration of the entrances to their buildings, whether religious or secular. The flights of steps often ornamented and bearing beautiful figures leading up to the platforms on which the buildings stood and those which lead into the buildings themselves were flanked by a pair of balustrades, sometimes plain, and often decorated in varying degree.

 
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  Book  Title: Terracotta Heads  
Classification No: 738.6 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 242 
Author: Godakumbure, C. E. 
Publisher: Archaeological Department 
Published Year: 1982 
No. of Pages: 52 
Description: A more pliable and readily available material than clay would not have come to the hands of man in any age or clime so that the earliest figures ever made would have been of clay. However, since the firing of clay objects came comparatively late in the day, the terracottas which survive are obviously not the earliest clay objects made.  
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  Book  Title: Panavitiya Ambalama Carvings  
Classification No: 745.5 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 244 
Author: Godakumbura, C. E. 
Publisher: Archaeological Department 
Published Year: 1981 
No. of Pages: 77 
Description: The subject of this book is the carvings on the wood work of the ambalama (rest-hall) at Panavitiya in Mayuravati Korale of the Dambadeni-hatpattuva of the District of Kurunegala (One inch per mile Map Reference I. 18/19) 
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  Book  Title: Sinhalese Doorways  
Classification No: 69.028 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 3225/ 1439/ 238 
Author: Godakumbura, C. E. 
Publisher: Archaeological Department 
Published Year: 1982 
No. of Pages: 77 
Description: Door-frames in ancient Ceylon were often profusely decorated with exquisite carvings. There was also in ancient times a ritual connected with the ceremonial first crossing of the threshold. These facts prove that in ancient times, the people of this country considered the door-frame a very important part of a house. 
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  Book  Title: Construction and Preparedness in Cyclone Prone Areas of Sri Lanka ( Seminar Report )  
Classification No: 699.83 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 763 
Author: Sri Lanka Fundation Institute 
Publisher: Sri Lanka Fundation Institute 
Published Year: 1980 
No. of Pages: 177 
Description: The Sri Lanka Foundation Institute is pleased to release this Seminar Report on Construction and Preparedness in Cyclone Prone Areas of Sri Lanka. The seminar which was a result of a combined effort made by the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, the Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Construction, the Australian Government and the United Nations Development Programme was held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute from 14th to 18th January, 1980. 
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  Book  Title: Masks of Sri Lanka  
Classification No: 688.75 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 246 
Author: Goonatilleka, M. H.  
Publisher: Department of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka 
Published Year: 1976 
No. of Pages: 22 
Description: This brochure is intended to be a short guide to the study of masks used in the rituals and ceremonial dances in the Island. It is written primarily to facilitate a study of this nature by the foreign visitor to the Island and by other who may be unfamiliar with certain elementary aspects of masks in Sri Lanka. 
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  Book  Title: An Open Letter to the Kandy an Chiefs  
Classification No: 7.03 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 201 / 200 
Author: Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. 
Publisher: Arts Council of Ceylon  
Published Year: 1957 
No. of Pages: 07 
Description: This Open Letter is addressed to the Kandyan Chiefs on account of their power and influence in the districts referred to, and because the administration of temple funds is at present in their hands and is likely to remain so ; while their power in connection with the treatment of secular buildings is even greater ; but with regard to the treatment of Buddhist buildings in particular, much good would result if the Buddhist priests would interest themselves more actively in the protection and reverent treatment of the structures with which their life is so intimately associated.

 
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  Book  Title: A History of Sri Lanka  
Classification No: 954 
ISBN: 9-55-809592-3 
Accession No: 3352 
Author: De Silva, K. M.  
Publisher: Vijitha Yapa Publications  
Published Year: 2005 
No. of Pages: 782 
Description: A History of Sri Lanka, first published in 1981, has established itself as the standard work on the subject. This fully revised edition, in light of the most recent research, brings the story right up to the early years of the twenty first century.  
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  Book  Title: Traditional Foods & Cookery Down the Ages : Facets of Sri Lanka 2  
Classification No: 641 
ISBN: 955-960-18-1-4 
Accession No: 2854 
Author: Alles, Doreen  
Publisher: Deveco Designers & Publisher (Pvt) Ltd.  
Published Year: 1999 
No. of Pages: 110 
Description: For the historian this book is a gourmet’s delight. One must comment again on the wonderfully accurate illustrations in this fascinating section of the book.

 
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  Book  Title: Images of Sri Lanka Through American Eyes : Travellers in Ceylon in the Nineteenth and  
Classification No: 082.910(548.7) 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 348 
Author: Goonetileke, H. A. I.  
Publisher: Embassy of the USA  
Published Year: 1978 
No. of Pages: 411 
Description: Ceylon has long been the dreams island of nearly every traveler from the intrepid voyagers of ancient Greece and Rome, Arabia and fabled China to the peristaltic globe-trotters of the present charter flight era.

 
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  Book  Title: Nineteen Years Captivity in the Highlands of Ceylon  
Classification No: 954(548.7154) 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 2920 
Author: Knox, Robert  
Publisher: Asian Educational Services 
Published Year: 2004 
No. of Pages: 429 
Description: Knox’s captivity occurred during the long reign of Raja Singha II. (1635-85), the one hundred and seventy second king since Vijaya, in B.C. 543, came from Palibothra on the Ganges to the sacred isle of Lanka.

 
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