State literary awards
The State literary awards ceremony was held at Temple Trees under the
patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday.
* The best cover design (Children's Book) "Dura Gamanak" - Sibil
* The best cover design (Literary Book) "Thiraya" Malaka Lalanajeewa
* The best page setting and finish "The Parliament of Sri Lanka"
Cover design Prof. Albert Dharmasiri
* Institute that published the largest number of literary and
subjectwise books - 2009 S. Godage and Brothers
* The best child literary book award (Sinhala) Subashini Godage
* The best child literary book award (Tamil) O.K. Gunanadan
* The best Translation of literary work (Tamil) Sarojini Devi
* The best child literary work (English) Badraji Mahinda Jayathilake
* The best youth Novel (Sinhala) "Soranawa Biliuna Tsunamiya" Ranjith
* The best original Drama script (Sinhala) "Sudu Redi Horu"
* The best original Jayalath Manoratne Drama script (Tamil) "Thukthunkal
* The best translation of Drama script (Sinhala) Dr. Chandima S.M.
Wickramasinghe - Alkislis of Urividus
* The best translation (Short story) (Sinhala) "Mage Punchi Kumariya"
* The best translation (Short story) (Tamil) "Dikwelle Kamal" -
* The best translated Novel (Sinhala) "Jovana" Kumara Siriwardena
* The best translated Novel (English) "Uprooted" Dr. Luxmi de Silva -
* The best translated classical work (Sinhala) "Veddo" Chandra Sri
Ranasinghe, Literary critic Prof. A.V. Suraweera "Sinhala Sahithya
Kerehi Alankara Sheathraye Bala Pam" Prof. Rohini Paranavithana
* The best original literary work (Sinhala) "Lekammiti Vimarshanaya"
- Dr. H.A.P. Abeywardene
* The best original literary work (Tamil) S. Geganathan
* The best original literary work (English) C. Justin Perera
* The best song composing literary work "Vasath Kalaya" Ravi
* The best poetry book (Sinhala) "Rayakara Gamana" Nandana
* The best translation (poetry) (Tamil) "Kakirawa" Sulaina
* The best poetry book (Tamil) "Muppo"
* The best poetry book (English) Chamali Kariyawasam
* The best original short story (Sinhala) "Muwa Maru Salman" Nissanka
* The best original short story (Tamil) Sudharaj Manavi
* The best original short story (English) "The deep silence"
* The best science fiction (Tamil) Salan Arunanandam
* The best novel - 2009 (Sinhala) "Kandak Sema" Sumithra Rahubadda
* The best novel 2009 (Tamil) "Sule" V.P. Arunanandam
* The best novel 2009 (English) "Colombo Streets" Thisuri
* Sahithya Ratna Award (Sinhala) Prof. W.S. Karunathilake
* Sahithya Ratna Award (Tamil) A. Mohamed Sameer
* Sahithya Ratna Award (English) Dr. Laxmi de Silva