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About the brand M D Gunasena at KaprukaA trusted Sri Lankan brand in synonym with education M D Gunasena was founded in 1913 by Malagalage Don Gunasena and has thus far become the household name that resonates in the mind and hearts of the people. Operating in 15 stores across Sri Lanka aside from books and magazines sells over 25000 merchandise that include nonbook items. Capturing the hearts of all age groups M D Gunasena has a wide range of collection you dont want to miss out! Whether it be for your use or if it is to gift a loved one you are all covered. Shop with us online at Kapruka to purchase gift vouchers with a wide range to surprise a loved one awaken them to a world of books and non book items!
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HOW MANY BOOKSHOPS ARE THERE IN THE MD GUNASENA PORTFOLIO NOW?
Today M D Gunasena has 17 book stores around Colombo, suburbs and outstation. While book selling is its primary venture today, the company has diversified into printing, publishing and education as well.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF MD GUNASENA?
M D Gunasena, a name that is easily associated with books amongst Sri Lankans, marks 100 years since the commencement of its first venture, a printing press that preceded book selling and publishing.
WHAT IS THE MOST FAMOUS BOOK OF MD GUNASENA?
The Malalasekera Dictionary is their most famous publication. The latest edition, has been extensively revised and greatly expanded by a panel of distinguished scholars to meet the needs of a technologically advanced and computer literate public and is in par with all international dictionaries. The Malalasekera Dictionary was first published in 1948 by M.D. Gunasena and Company (Private) Limited. It played an invaluable role in providing skills in English for the educated young of a new nation. The importance of this pioneering work has been vouched for by the fact that its sales far exceed those of any other dictionary published in Sri Lanka.
WHERE IS THE HEAD OFFICE OF MD GUNASENA LOCATED?
It is located at 217, Olcott Mawatha Colombo.
WHO ESTABLISHED MD GUNASENA?
Born into a farming family, M D Gunasena, the youngest of three sons was sent to a school in Colombo with the hopes of benefitting from an English education. It was then that a young Gunasena found a fascination with printers at the various establishments. However it paved the way to pursue his budding interest in printing at the Boys` Industrial School, an orphanage attached to a printing press. It also afforded him the opportunity to continue his studies under English and Sinhala pundits and laid the foundation for his career. Since taking over the management of a printing press in 1913, M D Gunasena continues its legacy with the business remaining within the family.