Life Is My Mentor By Indu Bandara 2010-11-03 The author of “Theravada Man”, “Monsoon and Potholes”, and “Sinhala Only”, Manuka Wijesinghe talks about her work and what inspires her, as well as what she feels might be lacking in the Sri Lankan creative scene. Also a participant at the Galle… Read More »Finding Inspiration in the Everyday and the Discipline to Say What Needs to Be Said
Sri Lankan fiction
Seelawathie, a young village girl is brought to the city to care for Cat, the daughter of a prominent Colombo family. With her parents involved with each other and their active social life, Cat soon comes to regard Seelawathi as her parent and best friend. They build their own happy… Read More »The Lament of the Dhobi Woman by Karen Roberts
Q: How do you feel about the win? A: I’m just over the moon and I hope that it will encourage more of us to write for our children. At the same time, I should add that the judges were keen to stress that they didn’t consider this a children’s… Read More »Kshanika Argent from the Daily Mirror interviews Prashani Rambukwella
Sri Lankan author Shehani Gomes has been nominated for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2010 for her first novel, Learning to Fly published by the Perera- Hussein Publishing House. She was formerly short-listed for Sri Lanka’s prestigious Gratiaen Prize for the same novel. Learning to Fly touted as… Read More »Learning to Fly longlisted for the Dublin Impac Prize, 2009.