AISLS Directory of Research Centers in Sri Lanka
Catalogue of the Sinhalese Printed Books in the Library of the British Museum
Digital Library for International Research
The library catalog for the AISLS center in Colombo.
Digital South Asia Library
A wide and
growing range of resources available over the Internet. Includes a union
catalog of South Asian newspapers and collections of photographs.
Essay: Archival Materials of the American Ceylon Mission/ Jaffna Diocese of the Church of
This article, by former AISLS fellow Barney Bate, is a quite detailed description of the archival
materials held by the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India (JDSCI). These documents
were moved in February and March 2005 from the Diocesan Office at Vaddukoddai to the Christian
Theological Seminary at Maruthanarmadam. Most of the documents comprise materials from the
establishment of the American Ceylon Mission (ACM) in 1816 by the American Board of Commissioners
for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) to the transfer of the ACM to the Church of South India (CSI) in
1947. There are also some official materials from the Bishoprics of the Rt. Rev. Dr. S.
Kulendran and the Rt. Rev. D.J. Ambalavanar, a small pamphlet collection from the same, and
a small collection of Bishop Kulendran's personal papers. Scholars are welcome to use this
collection. Inquires should be directed to The Principal, Christian Theological Seminary,
Maruthanarmadam, Jaffna, Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
- Essay: Sri Lankan Law Reports as an Historical Source
This article, written by John Rogers in the late 1980s but never previously published, includes bibliographical appendices covering colonial law reports from Sri Lanka.
Essay: Prospects and Problems in Sri Lankan Studies
This article, by former AISLS Vice-President John Rogers, offers an overview of Sri Lankan
studies in the United States. It was first written in 1999, and revised in 2005.
The essay includes bibliographic references to recent US-based research on Sri Lanka.
- Furniture and Decorative Arts of Sri Lanka (FDASL) is an AISLS-sponsored documentary project that displays an inventory of furniture and other decorative arts that were created in Sri Lanka and are currently owned by Sri Lanka's cultural institutions and private collections. It consists of approximately 1,000 images of 400 unique items, photographed by the project's principal researcher, Ayesha Abdur-Rahman.
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