Two new books relating the English language “Precis Writing” and “Business English”; first authored by Dr. Lalith Ananda, Head of the Department of English and Linguistics of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and second was authored by Dr. Lalith Ananda, together with Mr. Sarath Ananda, Head of the Department of English Language Teaching of the same Faculty in the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Mr. Nishantha Kariyawasam, Head, English Language Teaching Unit, University of Ruhuna, were presented to Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura on 26th March 2018.

Today English is a necessity in the career market. The ability to write letters, memos, reports, etc. is a highly sort after. The Book “Business English” by Dr. Lalith Ananda, Mr. Sarath Ananda and Mr. Nishantha Kariyawasam addresses this need. The book is written for both internal and external degree students of both Arts and Management streams and teachers of English. The book covers areas of: letter writing, report writing, memo writing, description of graphs and charts and summary writing.

The books presented address the practical need of learning English. “Précis writing by Dr. Lalith Ananda is written for, undergraduates of universities, school students and English teachers. Precis writing is an exercise of compression that is even tested at the Advance Level Examination and Law Entrance examinations.

Both books takes on a task based approach spanning from simple to complex exercises. These books provide users with the ability to self-learn as the books are written in a language that is easy to understand.