Amendra’s influence extends far beyond the store shelves and into the hearts and minds of all those who cherish the written word.
Words - Sachini Perera
Photos - Jagath Dharmakeerthi
One could say that the written word becomes a powerful catalyst, and one’s path is guided by boundless imagination. Amendra Haputhanthri, Director at Sarasavi Bookshop, is a key catalyst for literary excellence. In a world where the pages of a book possess the power to transcend borders, Amendra Haputhanthri assumes a pivotal role in orchestrating the symphony of literary imports at Sarasavi Bookshop. Come with us as we embark on a journey through the life and work of this essential contributor, who is actively reshaping the way we encounter and welcome the written word from far-flung corners of the world. Within these pages, discover the story of an individual whose dedication and expertise bridge cultures and extend the reach of literature into new horizons.
Can you share with our readers a bit about your personal background?
I am the mother of three beautiful children. I have an amazing husband who is the pillar of success in my life, though he would refuse to agree with me on this. However, I am who I am because of him; because he brings out the best in me. So that’s my family.
How are you related to Sarasavi Bookshop and what role do you play in the company?
Sarasavi Bookshop is a family business. The chairperson of the company is my father-in-law. My husband is the Managing Director. My mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and I are the directors of the company. Each one of us is responsible for a specific area in the business with our unique expertise. I oversee the Import Division of the company, and we hold the top position as the largest supplier of books to Sri Lanka.
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