Books

Tissa Attanakaye presents "Untold Stories " to PM

SJB National List MP Tissa Attanayake today presented a copy of his book “Untold Stories” to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at his office in Parliament.

5 surprising things we learn from Barack Obama in A Promised Land

“No problem that landed on my desk, foreign or domestic, had a clean, 100 percent solution. If it had, someone else down the chain of command would have solved it already. - A Promised Land by the fomer U.S.President

At 75 years, George Orwell's Animal Farm remains as relevant as ever

Seventy-five years after it was first published, George Orwell's Animal Farm remains politically relevant, now more than ever.

An Indian poet captures the tragedy of the '83 riots

Kamala Das (1934-2009), the trailblazing Indian English poet was in Colombo when the 1983 riots occurred. Several of her poems captures the scenes & mood in Colombo during those dark days.

Andrew Fidel Fernando wins Gratiaen Prize for "Upon a Sleepless Isle"

The Gratiaen Prize for Sri Lankan creative writing in English - 2019 was awarded to Andrew Fidel Fernando yesterday for his travelogue Upon a Sleepless Isle.

Cinnamon & Elephants – The story of Dutch Rule in Ceylon

Dutch historian Dr. Lodewijk Wagenaarn in his book published in 2016 titled “Cinnamon & Elephants” uses archival material at the Rijksmuseum –the National Museum of the Netherlands – to recreate the Dutch period in Ceylon to piece together some fascinating details of life during the period.

Hans Christian Andersen: The writer of delightful stories

Hans Christian Andersen , the much-loved Danish author of some of the world’s best loved fairy tales was born on 2 April 1805 in Odense, Denmark. The author who wrote such delightful and memorable stories including The Little Mermaid and the Ugly Duckling died on 4 August 1875.