Susunaga Weeraperuma is a prolific author whose works range over a whole variety of subjects. He is an adept in the fields of both fiction and non-fiction.

Weeraperuma’s novels Muni, An Incredible Buddhist Boyhood, Sunil the Struggling Student, his novella Saida of Marrakesh and his 4 collections of short stories…The Holy Guru, The Stanger and Other Stories, Mysterious Stories of Sri Lanka and The Homeless Life are entertaining and humorous. But at the same time his fiction abounds with philosophical, psychological and religious insights that help the reader to unravel the mysteries of life. It is creative writing at its best.

The author’s Memoirs of an Oriental Philosopher is much more than a mere book of autobiographical essays of a spiritual seeker. It also consists of thought-provoking and at times hilarious episodes in his life in different countries. Although he was born in Sri Lanka, Weeraperuma has been spending the major part of his life in England, Australia, Switzerland and France. After taking a Master’s degree in Economics and Political Science at London University, he qualified as a Librarian and thereafter became a senior member of staff in the London-based British Library and the South Australian Parliamentary Library in Adelaide.

The 7 books on Krishnamurti that he wrote include 3 commentaries on Krishanmurti’s teachings and 2 extensive bibliographies. His celebrated collection of reminiscences titled J.Krishnamurti as I Knew Him has been translated into several languages. Weeraperuma’s Major Religions of India is a fascinating introduction to the four great religions that originated in India: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.

Weeraperuma is an eminent writer in the field of Buddhism. His faithful and masterly rendering of the Sutta Nipata, which is the oldest sacred text in Buddhist literature, resulted in the publication of three books. New Age Books in New Delhi brought out the three titles --- Nirvana the Highest Happiness, The First and Best Buddhist Teachings and Serenity Here and Now. As widely expected, he lucidly expounds the ancient wisdom in the idiom of our time.

A man of Asian origin, but a world citizen at heart, Susunaga Weeraperuma is a Gandhian pacifist striving for peace in a war-torn world.

A vegetarian solely out of compassion for animals, he is a yogi deriving his energy from breathing exercises --- Pranayama. He is a Doctor of Letters, a lifelong student, and an author with indifference to fame and fortune, who loves mental and manual work.

This many-sided personality is an ecologist who respects bounteous Mother Nature and admires her great beauty. He likes living and working in the rural quietness of the French medieval village called Les Arcs-sur-Argens where his time is devoted to Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Writing and Organic Gardening.


Susunaga Weeraperuma

"Villa Claudia"

338, Chemin du Colombier

83460 Les Arcs-sur-Argens



Writings of Susunaga Weeraperuma



Muni, An Incredible Buddhist Boyhood

Sunil the Struggling Student


Saida of Marrakesh Bilingual Text English- Arabic


The Pleasures of Life


Short Stories

The Holy Guru and Other Stories
The Stranger & Other Stories
Mysterious Stories of Sri Lanka
The Homeless Life and Other Stories



New Insights into Buddhism

Nirvana le Bonheur Suprême
Texte en français 

The First and Best Buddhist Teachings

Serenity Here and Now


J. Krishnamurti

J.Krishnamurti As I Knew Him

Living and Dying From Moment to Moment

That Pathless Land

Bliss of Reality

Sayings of J.Krishnamurti


A Bibliography of the Life and Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti


Religion and Philosophy

Being Blissful As the Years Pass By : Reflections on Ageing

Enrich Your Inner Life

Major Religions of India

Divine Messengers of Our Time

Homage to Yogaswami

The Pure in Heart

Miraculous Waters of Lourdes

Servant of God : Sayings of a Self-Realised Sage Swami Ramdas

My Philosophy of Life


Autobiographical Writings

So You Want to Emigrate to England, Mohandas

Memoirs of an Oriental Philosopher


Library Science

Staff Exchanges in Librarianship

In-Service Training in Librarianship

The Role of Conferences in the Further Education of Librarians