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Author, Senior commissioning editor and co-founder of the Perera-Hussein Publishing House, Ameena Hussein is a sociologist whose essays and opinion pieces have been published internationally. Her work often reflects, celebrates or critiques little known aspects of the Sri Lankan Muslim community.

Shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize 2020

The fabled Moroccan Scholar Ibn Battuta is reputed to have travelled further through the medieval world than any other explorer, including Marco Polo. When Ameena Hussein sees a grimy street sign in Puttalam bearing his name, it precipitates a quest of her own, tracking Ibn Battuta’s trajectory in Lanka or Sarandib as he knew it.

From the pearl rich north-western coast, through Sri Pada known as the Mount of Lanka, down to Dewinuwara with its magnificent temple hosting dancing girls and Brahmin priests and onwards to Colombo – already a formidable maritime presence, she follows his trajectory to rejoin his starting point at Puttalam. Along the way, she seeks Ibn Battuta’s memory in the minds of men, and discovers a land brimming with myth and legend as colourful as the traveler himself.


"A book for those who love the marvelous, multicultural land of Lanka" – Tim Mackintosh Smith
"A rich tapestry, bringing to life 14th century Sri Lanka" – Shyam Selvadurai
"A beautiful, sweeping book that shines light into the past" – Nayomi Munaweera
"A fabulously entertaining and remarkable feat of research" – Nira Wickremasinghe

ISBN 978-955-7743-05-9
Author Ameena Hussein
RS. 3,300
397 In Stock
Pages: 300
Published by: Sailfish

Michael is an International Author, Traveller, Adventurer, Entrepreneur, Corporate Trainer, Consultant and Motorcycle Tour Operator. He has travelled extensively in over 10 different countries and has ridden over a hundred thousand kilometres in Sri Lanka, The USA, Australia, Thailand and India. He resides in Sydney when he is not travelling and riding motorcycles overseas.

Join Michael Rohan Sourjah on his motorcycle adventures around the world. Get on to a legendary Royal Enfield and let yourself be guided to the far corners of Sri Lanka, exploring everything this amazing country has to offer.

Ride to the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa and marvel at ancient ruins and reservoirs; get on fantastic motorcycling roads that take you through majestic mountains, extensive tea plantations, forests and lovely waterfalls; cruise along the coast to explore imposing colonial military forts; relax on clean sandy beaches and visit old temples, kovils, churches and mosques; join wildlife safaris to watch elephants, leopards, birds, whales and dolphins and combine all of this with a variety of delicious food and drinks from different cultures that make up the hodgepodge of people living on the island.

ISBN 978-955-1723-45-3
RS. 1,500
200 In Stock
Pages: 326
Published by: Bay Owl Press

Sri Lanka's leading environmental architect, her primary design impulse is a concern for the ecology of sites and sustainability of human habitats. In her free time she travels extensively in Sri Lanka with her husband Karu and two daughters Amaya and Savera, exploring the disappearing elements of the island's lost culture.

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Shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize

Sit back and let yourself be swept along in Sunela Jayewardene's intrepid journeys across Lanka's lush countryside. Join her and rediscover myth & legend, history & heritage as she adroitly describes nature's enduring beauty and oft forgotten traditions that pulse to the beat of an unseen drum. Line of Lanka is a brilliant and unusual portrayal of a country and its people that will change your perceptions of Sri Lanka.

'With a poet's eye for beauty, Jayewardene explores the spiritual landscape of Sri Lanka' – John Gimlette, The Elephant Complex

'A personal travelogue that defies easy bracketing' – Sanjana Hattotuwa, Groundviews

'A composite of many stories woven out on forgotten trails' – Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne



ISBN 978-955-7743-04-2
Author Sunela Jayewardene
RS. 2,750
400 In Stock
Pages: 302
Published by: Sailfish

David Scott has worked as a sports journalist, reporting on the 1999 and 2007 Rugby World Cups as well as various other sports events for various newspapers. He lives in Sri Lanka, where he divides his time between a Colombo seaside home and a small family estate in Kurunegala district. 


An expatriate reflects upon the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Sport, Society, and New Zealand

After a forty year voluntary exile an expatriate Kiwi returns to New Zealand to travel around while reporting on the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Return to Rugby Land is a challenging and provocative social commentary encompassing more than just the games or the scenery. Scott explores sport's place in society, along with the myths, psyche, and anxieties of a small nation. While questioning comfortable shibboleths, including about Maori and women, his personal account offers heartfelt insights and a broad understanding of New Zealand inextricably linked to the omnipresent game of Rugby.

ISBN 978-955-1723-44-6
Author David Scott
RS. 1,000
29 In Stock
Pages: 265
Published by: Bay Owl Press

CURRENTLY BEING REPRINTED, This books is aimed at all visitors who want to communicate effectively in the Tamil speaking areas of Sri Lanka be they tourists, working for an NGO or for a business investing in the region.

ISBN 978-955-1723-38-5
Author Seggy and Jane Segaran
RS. 1,750
500 In Stock
Pages: 106
Published by: Bay Owl Press