History of Sinhala Novels
Sinhala novel reflects Sri Lankan history, cultural, political and economic life of the people. History of sinhala novels started from "Wasanawantha Pawula haa Kalakanni Pawula (The Fortunate and the Unfortunate Family, 1866) by Issac Silva (1844-1907) and Bentota Albert Silva (1866-1919), known for Vimala (1892) and Adara Hasuna (Love Letter, 1894). Anagarika Dharmapala, Ven. Mohottiwatte Gunananda, Ven. Hikkaduve Sumangala and Walisinghe Harischandra, Piyadasa Sirisena is also considered as pioniors of sinhala novels.