With the objective of disseminating knowledge on rural development and alleviation of poverty the Publication Division of Rural Development Training and Research Institute is implemented. Academic (Educational) magazine, Prajashakthi magazine and the books such as Tharanaya, othermagazines and newsletters etc. are published annually by the Publications Division. For those who are engaged in community based development programmes as well as those involved in research and academic activities related to development programmes,the books published by this division are of primary importance. Arrangements have been made to obtain Prajashakthi magazine, Tharanaya newsletter and the academic magazine free of charge from the Publications Division.

Facilities have also been made available by the Publications Division at the libraries of Borella and Pilimathalawa centers for the scholars engaged in the field of rural development, development activists, university intellectuals and university students to purchase the books namely,

  • නව සංවර්ධන ප්‍රවේශය (New Development Approach)
  • පරිධියේ මිනිසෙක් (A man of periphery)  
  • ග්‍රාම සංවර්ධනය පිළිබද ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය (An Academic Compilation on Rural Development)
  • Bibliography on social Mobilization,

The libraries at these centers are open from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on weekdays. 

The Bibliography of Books on Rural Development and Development available at Libraries

Borella Library Pilimathalawa Library
borella library pilimathalawa library
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Short Films Produced by the Institution (These films are used as training tools)

  • මේකයි හරි පාර (Hear is the right path)
  • සරු සිත් යාය(Mind rich in ideas)

Publications of the Institution

Book/ Magazine Content Reading/ Purchasing
publications of the institution1
ග්‍රාම නිළධාරි අත්වැල - 1994
ප්‍රකා: ග්‍රා.සං.අභ.පර්.ආයතනය
  • New development approach
  • Identification of the role of Grama Niladhari through a new development approach
  • How to associate closely with the community
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution2
ග්‍රාම නිළධාරින්ට අත්වැලක් - 2000
සංස්. : ගංගානි සිරිමාන්න
  • Methods that could be followed to provide public services efficiently to the rural community
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution3
ග්‍රාමසංවර්ධනය හා සංවර්ධනය - 1998
රු 100/-
සංස්.:ලයනල් විජේරාම
  • History and evolution of rural development in Sri Lanka
  • Rural development and social forces
  • Participatory path of independent Sri Lanka
  • Samurdhi banking association movement joining hands to alleviate poverty in Sri Lanka
  • Use of human energy potentials for development, application of projects for rural development
  • Combined rural development concepts
  • Poverty of Sri Lanka and its nature
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution4
නව සංවර්ධන ප්‍රවේශය - 2007
රු 100/-
සංස්.:ඒ.පී. ඩයිනීස් ලයනල් විජේරාම
  • Introduction of Change Agent Programme and its history
  • Training methodology
  • Mediation methodology
  • Role of the mediator
  • Present status of the Change Agent methodology
  • Social turnaround brought about by Change Agent methodology
Available for Sale.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution5
විපර්යකාරක පුහුණු ක්‍රමවේදය - 1999
රු 200/-
සංස්.:විමල් දිසානායක
  • Chang Agent training stages
  • Session content
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution6
ගෘහ කළමණාකරණය හා පවුල් සංවර්ධනය - 2002
රු. 375/-
සංස්.:විමල් දිසානායක
  • Functional research carried out in Galle district
  • Family analysis
  • Family development process
  • Progress made in those villages
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution7
පරිධියේ මිනිසෙක් - 2011
රු 600/-
කතෘ: සුජීව හෙට්ටිතන්ත්‍රී
  • Descriptive points about Participatory Development Methodology
  • Analysis on articipatory development
Available for Sale.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution8
ග්‍රාමසංවර්ධනය පිළිබද ශාස්ත්‍රිය සඟරාව - 2006 සංස්.:ප්‍රියශාන්ත කාරියවසම්
  • Village Council methodology forgotten by the central Government when establishing Provincial Public Service
  • A contemplation on rural development and an entrance to conceptual model
  • Rural development, development and social welfare approach
  • Development and communication of information, importance of rural economic development and necessity
  • Economic development in Sri Lanka and rural industrialization
  • Towards a the poor friendly development process through the functional research methodology
  • Role of alternative energies in rural development activities
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution9
ග්‍රාමසංවර්ධනය පිළිබද ශාස්ත්‍රිය සඟරාව - 2009 සංස්.:ප්‍රියශාන්ත කාරියවසම්
  • The village of Sri Lanka, an assessment as a sociological analysis unit
  • Characteristics of gender identity which is the reflection of Sinhala society
  • Effect of Portuguese and Dutch immigration on coastal rural settlements and culture
  • The village in contemporary Sri Lanka and the use of participatory development
Available for Sale.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution10
සමාජ සජීවිකරණය පන ගන්වන පුහුණු මැදිහත්කරුවා - 2012
කතෘ:ජී. දිසානායක
  • The necessity for a Training mediator
  • Characteristics and qualities of training mediators
  • Role of a training mediator
  • The manner in which the training mediator mobilizes the community
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution11
සහභාගිත්ව සංවර්ධන ප්‍රවේශයේ සමාජ සජීවිකරණය පන ගන්වන සංකල්ප මූලිකාංග හා උපාය මාර්ග - 2010
කතෘ:ජී. දිසානායක
  • The manner in which the Change Agent Methodology should be applied for those who study the subject of rural development and those who practically use it and its positive features
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution12
සංවර්ධන අත්දැකීම් - 2009
සංස්.:ප්‍රියශාන්ත කාරියවසම්
  • The manner in which the low income earning families in Prajashakthiorganizations built within the Participatory Development Methodology under Change Agent Programme, upgraded their economic status
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution13
කුඩා කණ්ඩායම් ක්‍රමය - 2009
කතෘ:ජී. දිසානායක
  • Small Group method
  • Why a small group is necessary?
  • How a small group is formulated?
  • Benefits achieved through a productive group
  • Behavioral ethics to be found in a successful small group
  • Activities to be found in a successful small group
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution14
විපර්යකාරක වැඩසටහන තුළින් සාර්ථකත්වයට පත්වූවෝ - 2002
සංස්.:ජී. දිසානායක
  • The manner in which the low income earning families in Prajashakthi organizations built within the Participatory Development Methodology under Change Agent Programme, upgraded their economic status
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution15
Success Stories of change Agent Programme - 1999
RDTRI
  • The manner in which the low income earning families in Prajashakthi organizations built within the Participatory Development Methodology under Change Agent Programme, upgraded their economic status
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution16
Sri lanka journal of rural development - 2002
Rs.200/-
RDTRI
  • Academic articles on rural development
Available for Sale.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution17
ග්‍රාමසංවර්ධනයට නව අරුතක් - 2008
සංස්.: එස්.එස්. විතාන/ අනූෂ ඈපා සෙනෙවිරත්න/අෂාන් ප්‍රනාන්දු
  • Experiences of successfully built villages through community based ruraldevelopment programme in Southern Province
Copies sold out.
Available for reading at the library.
publications of the institution18
ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය - 2017
සංස්.:චිත්‍රා ජයසිංහ
  • The nature of an ancient village in Sri Lanka
  • Poverty of Sri Lanka, social security programmes and the related issues
  • Initiation, evolution and the present status of Change Agent Programme
  • Alternative methodologies for rural development
  • Small Group is an essential development tool for the present day social crisis
  • Paddy cultivation in Sri Lanka, challenges and opportunities
  • Importance of financial literacy in alleviation of poverty
  • Importance of increasing the contribution of micro financing institutions towardsthe livelihood development activities for alleviation of poverty
Available free of charge. Available for reading at the library.

Publication Programmes for 2020

Publication Programme Objective Target Group Amount
publication programme for 2017 01ප්‍රජාශක්ති සඟරාව Contributing towards the successful implementation of development programmes through publishing and dissemination of successful experiences of the development programmes carried out via Change Agent Programme and other successful experiences
  • Development Workers involved in the field of development
  • Development activists
  • University lecturers
  • University students
1000 copies
publication programme for 2017 02තරණය පුවත් හසුන Publishing news items of the institutions under the Ministry of Social Empowerment Welfare and Kandyan Heritage and Rural Development Training and Research Institute
  • Development Workers involved in the field of development
  • Development activists
  • University lecturers
  • University students
2500 copies
publication programme for 2017 04පුස්තකාලය සදහා ප්‍රකාශන මිළදී ගැනීම Since Rural Development Training and Research Institute is an institution frequently involved in training and research, it is necessary to upgrade the knowledge of the officers, maintaining a special library for that purpose
  • Officers of the institution
  • Development Workers involved in the field of development
  • Development activists
  • University lecturers
  • University students
300 copies