If you are a Sri Lankan writer with a finished manuscript you should send it to the Man Asia Literary Prize which opened entries for submission on the 19th of January and closing date is the 31st of March 2009. It awards US$10,000 dollar to the winning manuscript. The manuscripts have to have a minimum of 30,000 words. You have to be a citizen and a resident of an Asian country. You can submit the manuscript through their official website: www.manasialiteraryprize.org . The panel of judges for the 2009 prize are: Gish Jen, Pankaj Mishra, and Colm Toibin. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, submit! and Good Luck!