Serving as the legal deposit for all publications on the island, the National Archives carries out a function different to that of Archives and Records Management. Hence, the Director General of the National Archives is also the Registrar of Books and Newspapers. The Registration of Books and Newspapers Division is responsible for the registration of books and newspapers published on the island and for maintaining the legal depository for the state.

Download the Newspaper Registration Form Here

Download the RBN1 Form Here 

Download Printing Press Registration Form

Download Printing Press Monthly Declaration Form

What happens to the copies?

One copy is deposited at the National Archives as the legal deposit copy. One copy each is sent to the National Library and Documentation Centre, the Library of the Colombo National Museum, the Library of the University of Peradeniya, and the Library of the University of Ruhuna.

Supervising Officer

Department of National Archives Sri Lanka

Department of
National Archives
Sri Lanka

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