Munidasa Cumaratunga | Sunday Observer

Munidasa Cumaratunga

7 March, 2021

Munidasa Cumaratunga was born on July 25, 1887. He was a writer, poet, journalist and a grammararian. He wrote many Sinhala story books. Heen saraya, Hathpana, Magul kema and Kiyawana Nuwana are some of them. These books are popular among children even today.

Munidasa Cumaratunga founded the Hela Havula movement to promote the correct usage of the Sinhala language.

He wrote Sinhala grammar books and had a wide knowledge of other languages such as Tamil, Pali, Sanskrit, Greek and Latin. In his lifetime he served as a school teacher, Principal and school inspector.

This eminent scholar passed away on March 2, 1944.


Dilmi Nimasha

Grade 7 E

St. Joseph’s Girls College