A Sri Lanka website launched in 2009 which promises visitors the ability to "purchase any title regardless of the author, publisher, or the country of origin," books.lk, has signalled that it will be extending its services into Sinhala (poth.lk) and Tamil (puththagama.lk) offerings. Operated by Bookazone (Pvt) Ltd., the three sites together are said to offer up a "wide range of books written and published in local languages in addition to what is offered in English apart from magazines, CDs and DVDs."
According to a company statement: "The unique selling proposition used by Bookazone is to offer books, magazines, CDs and DVDs published or written in any language in any part of the world at your doorstep for nothing extra. When you place an order at Bookzone and settle the payments using a credit card or a debit card, the deliveries are made free of charge using the best secured mode to any part of the island. The online order service used by Bookazone is simple with highly secure methods of payment, which includes an innovative, local method to enable customers who do not wish to pay by credit card, to buy books from www.books.lk. Apart from the prepayment option, readers in Colombo can also settle their dues upon delivery of the respective orders.”
The statement added that in case “you don’t see the title listed in the Bookazone web portal a simple email can be sent to inquire the availability, price, and the number of days that it will take to source the book. Since the inception, Bookazone was sourcing a wide variety of books from the United States, Europe, India, and the Far East. A collection of old and rare works hitherto not offered on most on-line book stores are also available for the discerning bibliophile."