Landmarks of Sinhala Literature (1948). Lay Bare the Roots (Ape Gama) (1958). Madol Doova (1968). The Way of the Lotus (Viragaya) (1985). Madol Doova (1954). A Collection of Short Stories 1 (1958). A Collection of Short Stories 2 (1970). Trilogy: Gamperaliya, Kaliyugaya, Yuganthaya (1975). Gamperaliya (1964). Viragaya (1992). Madol Doova (1993). Gamperaliya (1963). Madol Doova (1976). Kaliyugaya (1981). Yuganthaya (1983). Viragaya (1987). Leli (Daughter in law) (1989). Gamperaliya (1989). Madol Doova (1994). Upasakamma (The Pious Woman) (1994). Mudiyanse Mama (Honourable Uncle) (1994). Mava (Mother) (1994). Sisiliyata Padamak (A Lesson for Ceciliya) (1994).
Martin WickremasingheMartin Wickremesinghe
GamperaliyaGamperaliya - transformation of a villageGamperaliya'' (novel)
The novel has been widely praised for its realism in depicting Sinhala rural life and is considered an important work of Sri Lankan literature. The novel was made into a movie in 1964 by Lester James Peries. List of Sri Lankan films * Sri Lanka Cinema Database
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Poetry including Kavsilumina, Kavya-Sekharaya (diadem of poetry) and proses such as Saddharma-Ratnāvaliya, Amāvatura (Flood of nectar) and Pujāvaliya are also notable works of this period, which is considered to be the golden age of Sri Lankan literature. The first modern-day novel, Meena, a work of Simon de Silva appeared in 1905, and was followed by a number of revolutionary literary works. Martin Wickramasinghe, the author of Madol Doova is considered the iconic figure of Sri Lankan literature. While the national sport in Sri Lanka is volleyball, by far the most popular sport in the country is cricket.
Sinhala (සිංහල siṁhala ), also known as Sinhalese, is an Indo-Aryan language primarily spoken by the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka, who make up the largest ethnic group on the island, numbering about 16 million. Sinhala is also spoken as the first language by other ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, totalling about four million. Sinhala is written using the Sinhala script, which is one of the Brahmic scripts, a descendant of the ancient Indian Brahmi script closely related to the Kadamba script.
Sugathapala De Silva (4 August 1928 – 28 October 2002) was an acclaimed Sri Lankan dramatist and novelist, translator, radio play producer, and Sinhala Radio Play writer. Sugathapala De Silva was born on 4 August 1928 Midigama (weligama, Matara), downsouth town 130 kilometres from Colombo to the son of a small trader. He grew up there, among Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim traders. His childhood experiences would later influence him to write the novels Ikbithi Siyalloma Sathutin Jeevathvuha and Esewenam Minisune Me Asaw.
YuganthayaEnd of an Erain 1983
Yuganthaya is a 1983 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Lester James Peries; it was adapted from the novel Yuganthaya by Martin Wickramasinghe, and deals with the beginning of labor unions in Sri Lanka. For the film, Lester won Sri Lanka's Presidential Award for best director. Critical reception was mixed however, and some cr同學. ˋitics found the film not up to par with the earlier films. It was entered into the 14th Moscow International Film Festival. Simon Kabilana (Gamini Fonseka) is a powerful ruthless capitalist who uses terror to keep his workers under control and yield high production quotas.
*පුන්චි වලව්ව * Sri Lankan literature * වසර 37කට පසු ලූෂන් බුලත්සිංහල වෙස්මූණ ගලවයි Raja Maduraka Ipadi Sitiyanam . Dham Patin La Sanda . Siri Yahane . An Nage Sal Aththe Pankiriththa . Ahasin Tharuwak Kada Wetenawa . Osari Poten Adinnepa . Kolom Thota Natha Mahaluwee . Kanyawe . Dethola nokee dea . Viduli Mini Pahan . Soduru Minisa . Taru Mal Yayama . Pinibara Yame . Pipunu Male Ruwa Emala Danido .
*Sri Lankan literature * Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Buddhist Centre Buddhagajjaya (1430). Uruthamala Sandesaya (1435). Paravi Sandeshaya (1445). Gira Sandeshaya. Salalihini Sandeshaya (1447). Kawyashekaraya (1449). Parakumba Siritha. Panchika Pradeepaya (1457). Buddhipasadiniya (1480). Sakaskada. Mawula Sandesaya.
Dayananda Gunawardena (Sinhala: දයානන්ද ගුනවර්ධන ) (15 October 1934 – 24 June 1993) was a Sri Lankan playwright, actor, lyricist, dramatist, radio play producer, and Sinhala Radio Play writer sandeepa was born in pannipitiya in liyanagoda, where his father Don Simon was an English Teacher. He completed his schooling from the Government school, Ugampola (1943–46) and Government Secondary School, Veyngoda (1946–51). In 1951, he joined the Ananda College, Colombo. While at school, he was active in many societies such as the drama society and was the Junior Cadet Captain and served as the vice-president of the college geographic society. He was awarded the D. B.
*Sri Lankan literature * Guruḷugōmī~Sinhalese writer Amawatura. Dharmapradipika.
Simon Navagattegama [also spelled Nawagattegama] (September 15, 1940 – October 9, 2005) was a Sinhala novelist, Sinhala Radio Play writer, playwright and actor. *Wanaraya * Ohuge Kathawa. Saagara Jalaya Madi Handuwa Obasanda (Short Story collection). Saahithyaya, Samajawadaya saha kala vicharaya. Suddhilage Kathawa. Sansaranyaye Dadayakkaraya. Sansaranyaye Urumakkaraya. Sansaranyaya Asabada. Dadayakkarayage Kathawa. Saankawa. Sapeshani. Ksheera Sagaraya Kalabina. Himalaya tharanaya kala Arjuna kumarayage Kathava. Wanaraya. Acharya Bryan De Cretser, Ohy saha ohuge adahas. Kalawa, Samajawadaya saha Kala Vicharaya. Suddilage Kathaawa. Siri Medura. Sagara Jalaya Madi Haduwa Obasanda. Seilama.
He is a Sinhala Radio Play writer in Sri Lanka. Mahendra was formerly a professional broadcaster at home as well as on the BBC World Service, based in London, where he also read for his doctorate. He was a visiting fellow in Mass communication attached to the [University of Leicester]], and presently holds the emeritus professorship at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. His outstanding contribution to his field of expertise, mass communication, earned him a UNESCO Copernicus award for Social Sciences in 1983. He is an alumnus of Dharmaraja College, Kandy and Ananda College, Colombo. Sunanda Mahendra, at present, is a regular contributor to the Sinhala and English Press in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan literature. Sagara Palansuriya.
*Sri Lankan literature * Siri Gunasinghe felicitated News Media (Sinhala) * සිම්පල් සිරි Abinikmana ("The Renunciation of worldly Life"). Cirantana sampradāya hā pragatiya ("Tradition and Innovation"; non-fiction work). Hevanälla ("The Shadow"). Mandārama ("Rainy Sky"). Mas lē näti äṭa ("Bones without Flesh and Blood"). Ratu käkuḷa ("The red Bud"). Satsamudra ("The seven Seas") - Film. Masks of Ceylon. Buddhist Paintings from Sri Lanka (Kandy Period). La Technique de la Peinture Indienne. A multifaceted scholar - Tribute from Prof. Sunanda Mahendra. He who kindled our imagination.
"Entries on Bapsi Sidhwa and Sri Lankan Literature", Encyclopaedia of Postcolonial Studies, edited by John C Hawley, USA, 2001. Entry on Sri Lankan Literature in English in the Encyclopaedia of South Asian Literature in English, edited by Jaina Sanga, USA, 2004. Official Blog. The Reconciliation Website (former Official Website of SCOPP). Reconciliation Unit blog. Liberal Party of Sri Lanka official site. Literary Blog. Full text of doctoral thesis "Marriage and the position of women, as presented by some of the early Victorian novelists" via Oxford Research Archive. Literary Blog.
He is one of the founding fathers of the Peradeniya school of literary tradition of modern Sri Lankan literature. A list of literary works of Amarasekara, Novels Short stories Poems Plays Literary criticism * A unique celebration for a writer Karumakkarayo (1953). Yali Upannemi (1960). Gandhabba Apadanaya (1969). Asathya Kathawak (1981). Premaye Sathya Kathawa (1983). Gamanaka Mula (1988). Gamdoren Eliyata (1990). Vanka Giriyaka (1992). Inimaga Ehalata (1992). Yali Maga Wetha (1993). Duru Rataka Dukata Kiriyaka (1999). Rathu Rosa Mala (1950). Jeevana Suwanda (1957). Ekama Kathawa (1972). Katha Pahak (1975). Gal Pilimaya Saha Bol Pilimaya (1989). Marana Manchakaye Dutu Sihinaya (1993).
. * Sri Lankan literature Ajith Samaranayake, "The dark face of the new left", Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka), 23 January 2005. Aravinda, "Caliban's mirror ", Daily News (Sri Lanka), 3 October 2001. Chamikara Weerasinghe, "Fire on stage in opera", The Daily News (Sri Lanka), 25 May 2007. Susitha R. Fernando, 'Vinividimi Andura' To enlighten Lankan teledrama, The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka), 18 February 2007. K. S. Sivakumaran, "A Lankan mosaic", The Daily News (Sri Lanka), 31 December 2003.
The final book of the trilogy is "Yuganthaya" (culmination of the era). It was adapted into a movie by Lester James Peries in 1981.
Sri Lankan culturePublic holidays in Sri LankaRepublic Day (Sri Lanka)
Sri Lankan literature. Henry Parker (author), British engineer who studied and compiled the oral tradition of Sri Lanka. von Schroeder, Ulrich. 1990. Buddhist Sculptures of Sri Lanka. 752 pages with 1610 illustrations. Hong Kong: Visual Dharma Publications, Ltd. ISBN: 962-7049-05-0. von Schroeder, Ulrich. 1992. The Golden Age of Sculpture in Sri Lanka. [Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D. C., 1st November 1992 – 26th September 1993]. 160 pages with 64 illustrations. Hong Kong: Visual Dharma Publications, Ltd. ISBN: 962-7049-06-9. . Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 of "Village Folk-tales of Ceylon" by Henry Parker (Public Domain).
Language is a system that consists of the development, acquisition, maintenance and use of complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so; a language is any specific example of such a system.
Pali (Devanagari: पालि) or Magadhan''' is a Middle Indo-Aryan liturgical language native to the Indian subcontinent. It is widely studied because it is the language of the Pāli Canon or Tipiṭaka, and is the sacred language of Theravāda Buddhism. The earliest archaeological evidence of the existence of canonical Pali comes from Pyu city-states inscriptions found in Burma dated to the mid 5th to mid 6th century CE.
Tamil is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Chindians, and Douglas. Tamil is an official language in three countries: India, Sri Lanka and Singapore. In India, it is the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry. Furthermore, Tamil is used as one of the languages of education in Malaysia, along with English, Malay and Mandarin. Tamil is spoken by significant minorities in the four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Cumaratunga MunidasaMunidasa KumaratungaKumarathunga Munidasa
Kumaratunga Munidasa (Sinhala: කුමාරතුංග මුනිදාස; 25 July 1887 – 2 March 1944) was a pioneer Sri Lankan (Sinhalese) linguist, grammarian, commentator, writer, poet, and journalist. He founded the Hela Havula movement which sought to remove Sanskrit influences in the Sinhala language promote its correct usage. He is believed to be one of the most eminent scholars Sri Lanka has known for several centuries. He is known best for his profound knowledge of the Sinhala language and literary work.
S. Mahinda TheroSikkim MahindaSikkim Mahinda Thero
Sikkim Mahinda, commonly known as '''S. Mahinda''', was a Buddhist monk from the state of Sikkim. He was a poet and author, and participated in the Sri Lankan independence movement. Although he was from Sikkim, he identified himself as a Tibetan, presumably because it was more well known in Ceylon.
K. A. S. PalansuriyaSagara Palansooriya
Palansuriya Mohottalalage Dingiri Mahaththaya (පලන්සුරිය මොහොට්ටාලලාගේ ඩිංගිරි මහත්තයා, known as Sagara Palansuriya in later life, was a Sri Lankan poet, teacher and Member of Parliament.