Journal

The Journal carries articles on subjects relating to the objectives of the RASSL.

Earlier the journal also carried material relevant only to its members such as details of the Society’s Annual General Meeting and a record of its yearly accounts. These are now published as a separate report for members only.

Special issues are published to mark events.

History of the Journal

Since the first publishing of the journal in 1845, there were two series of volumes.

Old Series 1845-1949 – (Vol. I – Vol. XXX)

Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1845 – 1949

New Series Since 1950 – (From Vol I)

Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society – 1950-1972

Journal of the Sri Lanka Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society – 1972- 1981

Journal of the Sri Lanka Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society – 1972- 1981

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka – Since 1985/86

Indices

Ariyapala M. B, 1989, Annotated Index of the Articles in the Journals of the RASSL 1845 – 1989 – Subject and Author Index

Devendra, D. T., Index of Contents of Journals of RASSL Nos. 101-107 and NS 1 – XIV (1950 – 1970) (Published with the reprint of the index below)

Fonseka, Lyn De, (Compiled) Index to contents of Journals (Vols. I-XXXVI Nos. 1-100) (1845-1945) and Proceedings of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Volume I to XI comprising Numbers 1 to 41 (1845 to 1890)

Gore, J. F. W., 1890, Index to the Journals and Proceedings of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Volume I to XI comprising Numbers 1 to 41 (1845 to 1890)

Prices

Local Purchases
Journals prior to 1995/96 (NS Vol. XLI) Rs. 100
Journals since 1995/96 Rs. 200 (Non members – Rs. 250)
Journals after 2000 Rs. 300
Journals after 2003 Rs. 250 (Non members – Rs. 300)

Foreign Purchases
All Jounals – US $ 30 + $ 5 for postage to other countries