The Research Collection supposes to be a collection of materials with a preservation value. Books that are printed during centuries earlier, books written by famous authors, books and other forms of printed materials that are found out of print, books written with rare subject approach, collection of Acts of Sri Lanka, books with historical value like blue books and sessional papers are preserved in this collection. The collection is available on closed access basis and strictly allowed for reference only. No photocopies are permitted from this section.

Rare Books

01)  Ceylon : The Portuguese Era ( Vol 1) – P.E Pieris

02)  The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell’s Administration( Vol 1)  – Earl Grey

03)  Adam’s Peak – William Skeen

04)  Sanskrit Grammar for Beginners – F.Max Muller, M.A

05)  An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon in the East-Indies – Robert Knox

06)  Asiatic Researches or Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal ( History & Antiquities, The Arts,

Sciences & Literature of Asia )

07)  A hand-book to the Flora of Ceylon ( Part 1) – Henry Trimen

08)  Ceylon – An account of the Island: Physical, Historical & Topographical with Notices of its Natural

history, Antiquities & Productions  – Sir James Emerson Tennent

09)  The Ceylon Calendar for the year of our Lord 1828

10)  Manual of Bhudhism – R.Spence Hardy

11)  Ancient Inscriptions in Ceylon – Dr. Edward Muller