State Literary Award for 2 Stamford Lake publications

Tit bits on books

Two Stamford Lake publications, 'Scattered Earth' by P.G. Punchihewa and ''Budusamaya Ha Papa Sankalpaya' by Ven. Gamunupura Somavansa Thera were awarded the State Literary Award for this year at a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday.

'Budusamaya Ha Papa Sankalpaya' was also chosen as one of the 'Best 5 books published for the year' by the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress (ACBC).
Ven. Gamunupura Somavansa Thera receiving his award from Cultural Affairs Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena

At the Book Fair Collection of short stories

"Silver Lining" a collection of short stories by Srimathie R. Weerasuriya, and published by the International Book House Pvt Ltd will be available in IBH bookshops and also will at their bookstalls G290, 291 and D220, at the Book fair at the BMICH.

The book is the author's maiden attempt to write on the trials and the tribulations of the people of Sri Lanka.

A translation of 'La fille du Puisatier'

Dr. Piyasiri Vijayasekere’s translation of Marcel Pagnol's 'La fille du Puisatier' (The well-digger's daughter) will be launched at the Alliance Francaise de Colombo auditorium on Thursday, September 24 at 6 p.m.

Book on latest trends in Korean cinema

Sanjeewa Pushpakumara's new book ‘Koriyanu cinemawa saha Kim Ki Duk ge Cinema Rupa’ on recent trends in Korean Cinema and the internationally acclaimed film maker Kim-Ki Duk will be launched on September 25 at 3 p.m. at the auditorium of the Mahaweli Centre, Colombo 07.

Renowned film maker Dharmasiri Bandaranayake will chair the ceremony.

There will be three short lectures in Sinhala, Chinthana Dharamadasa on "The Challenges faced by a New Film Maker Today; Kaushalya Fernando on "To be an actress on this soil?" and Harindra B. Dassanayake on "An account on the space of film criticism in the West".

After these short addresses, the film Samaritan Girl by Kim-Ki Duk who was selected the Best Director at the 2004 Berlin film festival, will be screened.

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
Other Plus Articles
Untangling a turtle tragedy
Attitude problems beset the public service -- Letter to the editor
Taking World’s End to great tourism heights -- Letter to the editor
Nugegoda hill-top bank is a pain for patrons -- Letter to the editor
Teacher and community worker with a vision of universal love -- Appreciation
Goodbye Thaj, farewell Dad -- Appreciation
A leading light in the field of economics -- Appreciation
The cashew sisters of Mannar
The all powerful true form of unity
Writing for the ‘Lathas’ of her childhood
A dive into the milk fountain
The joys and dilemmas of a young boy
Now on: The much looked forward to Book Fair
State Literary Award for 2 Stamford Lake publications
Understanding elephants and finding solutions to HEC
On the trail of the little known lizards
The Standard Chartered Bank does its bit to ‘Seeing is Believing’
People and events
Anarkali and Patiala shalwars in for Eid season
Tourism turnaround in north, east with new hotel project
Final night of All Danced Out!
Style on and off the ramp


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 2009 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.| Site best viewed in IE ver 6.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution