Janaki Sooriyarachchi

Janaki Sooriyarachchi | Author

As an author of 218 children’s storybooks, Janaki Sooriyarachchi is a popular figure in the field of children’s literature in Sri Lanka. She started writing at a very young age and published her first book at the age of 14. But, her creative and imaginative writing isn’t the only reason why Janaki Sooriyarachchi books are so popular. The unique and colorful illustrations you find in her books are also her own creative work to provide children with an enhanced reading experience. While Janaki Sooriyarachchi Sinhala books are more popular as there’s an extensive range of choices, there’s also an impressive assortment of Janaki Sooriyarachchi English books.

If you are looking for good bedtime stories to read to your children, Janaki Sooriyarachchi story books are ideal. Even during leisure times, children can entertain themselves by reading her books that are not only joyful but also informative as they impart good values and habits. She has received the following awards for her remarkable works.

  • Award for Children’s Literature – English: State Literary Awards 2007 by Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka
  • Award for Children’s Literature – Sinhala: State Literary Awards 2004 by Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka
  • Award for Children’s Literature – English: State Literary Awards 2004 by Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka
  • "Bunka Awards" in 2005 by Japan – Sri Lanka Cultural Foundation

But, the famous Janaki Sooriyarachchi story books are only a fraction of her contribution toward enriching the childhood of young learners.

As a multi-talented personality, Janaki Sooriyarachchi went beyond authoring books. She took the step to introduce the first educational cartoon movie in Sri Lanka known as Pinchi and the Alphabet or Pinchi Sinhala Hodiya. In addition to the content of the series, the graphic designing and cartoon animations of Pinchi Alphabet was also done by the author herself.

The focus of the cartoon is to familiarize and educate children with the Sinhala Alphabet using a novel, easy method. The akuru hodiya Janaki Sooriyarachchi has became a popular educational tool for parents who require a fun learning experience for their children. Today, Sinhala hodiya Janaki Sooriyarachchi is frequently used by teachers as well.

Sellam Pillam is the second part of the Pinchi & the Alphabet, which moves a step ahead of simple alphabet letters and familiarizes children with “pillam” or vowel symbols of Sinhala language. As the name implies, Janaki Sooriyarachchi sellam pillam is a playful way to learn the use of pillam on words.

Janaki Sooriyarachchi is also the producer of SinduPedia, a collection of Sinhala songs with musical cartoon animations. SinduPedia is available as a DVD and serves as a great pastime for your kids.

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